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GOAL: By the end of class today you will know all about this course and the expectations for the course.

  1. Welcome! You will be earning and spending money throughout the duration of this course. Get your student folder from your teacher.
  2. Money is earned in two or three ways:
    1. As a salary for completing a classroom jobs
    2. In bonus rewards for good achievements/deeds
    3. By creating your own business (optional).
      1. Note: Money can also be obtained through loans but they must be paid back with interest
  3. Money is spent in four ways:
    1. Paying the monthly rent for your desk. The rent is $500 per month (but desks can be purchased for a one-time payment of $1,500).
    2. Paying an electricity bill of $150 a month (which can be reduced through the help of the Electrician).
    3. Buying items or privileges at auctions, which are held approximately monthly.
    4. Paying fines for not following classroom rules.
  4. TAX DAY–Get the tax form from your teacher.
    1. Sign the rental agreement that you’ll find in your student folder, symbolizing your entry into the program. Turn in the signed form. I will sign it also, and return it to you to hold in your folder as a binding contract.
    2. You can buy your desk for $1,500 at any time
    3. Watch this video about the class jobs.
    4. Study the class job list by clicking this link. You will need to apply for a job. You may not receive your first choice, so you need to list your top three selections on the job application.
    5. Fill out the application (it is in your folder) & turn it in. REMEMBER: some jobs require a letter of recommendation. Ask for such a letter from a previous year’s teacher. Recommendations are due Monday.
    6. You can earn additional money by establishing your own business. You can sell goods or services and be paid in classroom dollars. Examples could include:
      1. cleaning the desks & computers in our classroom
      2. coaching in a specialty such as a musical instrument or tutoring
      3. making and selling craft items such as origami
        1. To establish a business, you must complete a business license application and submit it to the teacher (it is in your folder). Before granting approval, your teacher will define expectations, including conformance with school standards, and discuss realistic pricing and the handling of money earned.
        2. You can submit your business license application on Job Assignment and Training Day or anytime thereafter.


  1. john steinbeck


    Mrs. Weber,

    I reviewed Abe’s comments on FICA and Medicare.

    john steinbeck

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