Savvy Spenders Miss Jordan McCalls 2nd gradeclassroom
Savvy Spenders UnitDuring this unit, students will be working with time and money through problem solving. During the four week project, students will be assigned daily jobs throughout the class. They will be rewarded each day with their daily salary. The students are responsible for budgeting their daily plans with their own money.
Curriculum Framing QuestionsEssential Question:What do you value the most?Unit Question:How does the American currency system compare to other countries?How do you use math on a job?Content Question:What is money used for?How many dimes equal $1?What is the difference between a need and a want?
Role of the TeacherThe primary role of the teacher is to act as a facilitator. I will primarily be guiding the students to promote proper spending, schedule individual conferences throughout the week to check for comprehension of new knowledge, and answer questions when needed.
Role of the StudentThe students are actively engaged in learning through participating in a project during a four week time frame. They are responsible for reflections each day and coming up with a realistic budget for themselves.
Role of ParentAt the end of our project, the students and I will host an open house day for parents to come in and participate in presenting our projects. The students will have completed a unit on time and money and will be "Savvy Spenders."
BenefitsThis unit provides the students to actively engage in 21st century skills at a young age such as critical thinking, collaboration, and self motivation. This unit also covers standards and objectives for their grade level listed in the Alabama Course of Study.
StandardsStandard: Work with time and moneyStandard: Represent and solve problems using addition and subtraction
ObjectivesMA(2003)(2)Determine the monetary value of sets of coins and bills up to $2.00.MA(2010)(2)Using addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one and two step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns in all positions.
Project-Based LearningSavvy Spenders is modeled by the project based learning approach in my classroom. Project based learning is a research based practice to engage students in learning. It stimulates the students motivation to learn through classroom projects and collaboration with peers.