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Money Management Skills for Kids

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This course teaches students money skills and ethical decision-making with a focus on finance guided by personal values. Digital lessons and follow-up activities help students manage money wisely while staying true to their core beliefs.

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US Grade 3 - 6
Beginner Level
2 units//4 lessons//4 Weeks
Unit 1Money in Our Lives
2 lessons2 Weeks
Money in Our Lives
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Personal Values and Money
In this lesson, middle schoolers explore the dynamic relationship between money management and personal values. Through engaging activities and discussions, they learn to align their spending habits with what truly matters to them, empowering them to make informed financial decisions that reflect their values. By understanding the connection between values and finance, students become adept money managers with a mindful approach to building their futures.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Tradeoffs
In this lesson, middle schoolers delve into the concept of tradeoffs in money management, discovering how different financial choices involve giving up one thing to gain another. They learn to evaluate tradeoffs wisely, considering their personal values and long-term goals to make informed decisions about spending, saving, and investing.
Unit 2Consumer Skills
2 lessons2 Weeks
Consumer Skills
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Comparison Shopping
In this lesson, middle schoolers dive into the art of comparison shopping, discovering how to make savvy purchasing decisions by evaluating different options. Through interactive activities and discussions, students learn to consider factors like quality, price, and personal preferences when choosing products or services. By honing their comparison shopping skills, they become empowered consumers who can stretch their dollars further while staying true to their values and financial goals.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Checking Accounts
In this lesson, middle schoolers explore the world of checking accounts, gaining essential knowledge about managing money effectively. Through engaging activities and discussions, students learn the ins and outs of checking accounts, including how to deposit and withdraw money, write checks, and monitor their account balance. By understanding the basics of checking accounts, students become equipped to make informed financial decisions and take control of their finances with confidence.
  • Students will learn the following specific skills and concepts related to money: 1.Understanding Savings Accounts: Students will gain a thorough understanding of what savings accounts are, including their purpose, features, and benefits. 2. Setting Savings Goals: They will learn how to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) savings goals based on their needs, wants, and financial aspirations. 3. Making Deposits: Students will learn the process of depositing money into a savings account, including different methods such as in-person deposits, online transfers, and mobile banking. 4. Monitoring Account Activity: They will understand the importance of monitoring their savings account activity regularly, including checking balances, reviewing transactions, and understanding account statements. By the end of the class, students will have a comprehensive understanding of savings accounts and the essential skills needed to manage their own savings effectively, setting them on the path to financial empowerment and security.
As an experienced educator with eight years of teaching experience in the public school system in Florida, I have a proven track record of designing and delivering effective lessons aligned with state standards. Throughout my tenure, I have developed a deep understanding of curriculum development and instructional design, ensuring that my lessons meet the diverse needs of learners in the classroom.

During my time as a teacher, I have honed my expertise in creating engaging and interactive learning experiences that cater to various learning styles and abilities. I have implemented differentiated instruction strategies to support students with diverse learning needs, including English language learners, students with disabilities, and gifted learners. By incorporating a range of instructional methods, such as hands-on activities, group discussions, and technology-enhanced learning, I have fostered an inclusive learning environment where all students can thrive.

In addition to my teaching experience, I have also stayed abreast of developments in educational research and best practices, continuously refining my pedagogical approach to ensure the effectiveness of my instruction. My commitment to professional growth and dedication to student success make me well-equipped to deliver high-quality instruction in this virtual course on savings accounts.
Homework Offered
In a self-paced virtual course format, students have the flexibility to progress through the material at their own speed, allowing for personalized learning experiences. Here's how the course structure could be adapted for a self-paced virtual format: 1. Online Modules: The course content is divided into online modules, with each module covering a specific topic related to savings accounts. These modules could include video lectures, interactive presentations, readings, and supplementary resources. 2. Learning Activities: After completing each module, students engage in self-paced learning activities designed to reinforce key concepts and skills. These activities could include interactive quizzes, hands-on exercises, case studies, and reflection prompts. By offering a self-paced virtual course, students have the flexibility to learn at their own pace, review material as needed, and tailor their learning experience to fit their individual preferences and schedules. This format promotes autonomy, engagement, and mastery of the course content.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Mini Quizzes: Following the learning activities, students complete mini quizzes to assess their understanding of the material covered in the module. These quizzes could be integrated directly into the online platform and provide instant feedback to students on their performance.
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Joined September, 2022
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Florida Teaching Certificate - Special Education
Hello family, welcome to my profile! I teach Mathematics to students between the ages of 5-18 years old. This includes Elementary Math, Middle School Math, Algebra, and Geometry. My math classes are designed to provide the necessary math skills... 
Self-Paced Class

$25

weekly or $100 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Ages: 6-13

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