You Can Bank on Me!
How do our decisions about spending affect the common good? How do our needs and wants impact our choices?
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Children learn the meaning of the words spend, save and donate. They collect money to donate and use a decision-making model to choose the recipient.
Compare two very different approaches to money: saving for a special purchase and spending it thoughtlessly. Two picture books illustrate different views of money.
The group uses a decision-making model to decide where to donate their collected money. They evaluate what is most important to them and list possible choices. Based on the decision-making process, the group comes to consensus on how to spend money earned together.
Children learn the values of coins, count to one dollar, and work cooperatively.