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Fifth graders complete activities to learn about giving and receiving compliments. In this compliment lesson, 5th graders receive compliments from their teacher. Students receive tickets when they get a compliment and then give a compliment with the ticket to someone else. Students read the names on the tickets to learn how many classmates have given compliments.
There is no more useful life skill to learn, than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of interviews, problem-solving activities, and research assignments they'll understand how to set goals and create a family budget.
Go comparison shopping for an eHealth Insurance plan that works! Learners compare and contrast several health insurance plans to determine which would provide the most coverage at the best price. They discuss and work through deductibles, premiums, and co-insurance prices.
Many learners conjure up images of how great their first apartment will be. Give those kids a reality check with a lesson plan on financial planing and literacy. They'll create a room-by-room first apartment collage using magazine images. Then they look up the price of each item and create a tally of how much it would cost to furnish their apartments they way they have envisioned. Tip: Discuss alternatives, such as buying form the thrift shop.
Young readers will read the story Poppleton to work on comprehension skills as well as understanding parts of a book. They will work in groups to read a book, answer questions, and watch a PowerPoint to help review the story. In groups, learners will take on different roles: illustrator, author, reader, etc.