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Bunny Money

In this lesson, students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, two bunnies that go
shopping and make many spending decisions. Students are introduced to short-term
and long-term savings goals to help them save for goods they want in the future.
After a goal-sorting activity, students choose and illustrate their own savings goals.

Introduction

In this lesson, students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, two bunnies that go shopping and make many spending decisions. Students are introduced to short-term and long-term savings goals to help them save for goods they want in the future. After a goal-sorting activity, students choose and illustrate their own savings goals.

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Learning Objectives

  • define goods, spending, saving, and interest;
  • name two types of savings goals;
  • give examples of short-term and long-term savings goals; and
  • explain why a bank is a good place to save money.

Resource List

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Process

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Conclusion

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Extension Activity

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Assessment

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