Budgeting Your Money

How do you make sure that your income doesn't disappear before you have a chance to save it? Use a creative budgeting activity to teach learners in both special education and mainstream classes how to keep track of their expenditures and earned money.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Include in your unit about personal finance and budgeting
  • Pair with preparations for Career Day or a project about finding a job
  • See if kids can keep a personal budgeting journal throughout the school year, reporting each month on their patterns and expenditures
Pros

  • Applicable to any personal finance unit or economics class
  • Helpful for learners of any skill level who could use some practical lessons about money
  • Provides blank worksheets and a presentation to implement in your lesson
Cons

  • None