LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. You will experience the circumstances of budgeting on the living wage.
  2. You will reflect on the impact of the decisions you made in order to learn from them for the future.
  3. You will explore the difficulties of living paycheck to paycheck and learn from the options you face as well as mistakes you make.

ORDER OF EVENTS:

  1. Read, reflect, write
  2. DO THIS AGAIN TODAY TO SEE IF YOU DO BETTER
    1. Click FILE and choose MAKE A COPY
    2. Put your name in the title of the document & share it with me.
    3. Be sure to record EVERYTHING as you play the game.

PAY DAY, BILL DAY, AUCTION DAY

EVERYONE:

  1. On a half piece of paper, write down the name of 1 person in this class that you think deserves a bonus and explain why you think they deserve a bonus. This will be read to the class. I will not read your name though.
  2. Get your paycheck from your clerk
  3. Enter the amount on your paycheck into your Google Sheet as a deposit. Be sure to date it appropriately.
  4. Endorse your paycheck & give it to your banker. Your banker will give you the money from your paycheck
  5. Record your rent payment in your Google Sheet–$500 and give your rent payment to the designated person.
  6. Record your electric bill payment in your Google Sheet–$150 and give your electric payment to the electrician
  7. Record your recycling bill payment in your Google Sheet–$50 and give your recycling payment to the recycler.
  8. Check with the attendance monitor–if you had perfect attendance since the last pay day/bill day:
    • make a deposit of $100 to your Google Sheet
    • get your $100 from the attendance monitor
  9. Record any other unexpected bills and pay them
  10. Record any other unexpected deposits
  11. COMPARE YOUR SPREADSHEET WITH YOUR BANKER’S VERSION OF YOUR SPREADSHEET TO BE SURE YOU BOTH AGREE!!
  12. Check out the list of auction items & determine which ones you would like to purchase (and can afford to purchase!)–use CASH to purchase items from the auction
  13. Deposit any cash you have left with your banker–fill out a deposit slip and give the slip and your cash to your banker

JOBS:

CLASS BANKER:

  • Confirm deposits & withdrawals for each of your customers
  • DEPOSITS
    1. Each of your clients will give you a deposit slip & their paycheck–you need to put their deposit slip & paycheck into their envelope which you are keeping in your folder
    2. Give them the cash for their paycheck
    3. Record the deposit of their paycheck into their Google that you have in your Google Drive
  • WITHDRAWALS
    1. If your clients present you with a withdrawal slip, put the slip in their envelop in your folder
    2. Give them the cash
    3. Record the withdrawal in their Google sheet in your Google Drive
  • CONFIRMATION
    1. Record each of the following for your clients every pay period:
      1. Rent payment
      2. Electric bill
      3. Recycle bill
    2. Record anything else that is specific to them–lottery winnings, unexpected expenses, etc.
    3. BE SURE TO HAVE EACH OF YOUR CLIENTS BRING THEIR CHROMEBOOKS TO YOU SO YOU CAN COMPARE WHAT YOU HAVE IN THEIR GOOGLE SHEET TO WHAT THEY ACTUALLY HAVE–THE BALANCE THEY HAVE MUST AGREE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE
  • Update the log of all of the money that goes in and out of the classroom cash box, including withdrawals and deposits from the Bankers and the teacher and the collection of rent & other bill payments using Google Sheet you created for this purpose.

BANKERS:

  • Confirm deposits & withdrawals for each of your customers
  • DEPOSITS
    1. Each of your clients will give you a deposit slip & their paycheck–you need to put their deposit slip & paycheck into their envelope which you are keeping in your folder
    2. Give them the cash for their paycheck
    3. Record the deposit of their paycheck into their Google that you have in your Google Drive
  • WITHDRAWALS
    1. If your clients present you with a withdrawal slip, put the slip in their envelop in your folder
    2. Give them the cash
    3. Record the withdrawal in their Google sheet in your Google Drive
  • CONFIRMATION
    1. Record each of the following for your clients every pay period:
      1. Rent payment
      2. Electric bill
      3. Recycle bill
    2. Record anything else that is specific to them–lottery winnings, unexpected expenses, etc.
    3. BE SURE TO HAVE EACH OF YOUR CLIENTS BRING THEIR CHROMEBOOKS TO YOU SO YOU CAN COMPARE WHAT YOU HAVE IN THEIR GOOGLE SHEET TO WHAT THEY ACTUALLY HAVE–THE BALANCE THEY HAVE MUST AGREE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

FINE OFFICER:

  • Check the Offense Log to see whether any of your clients have committed infractions.
  • Monitor student’s work areas. Give out fines for messy and/or unclean work areas.
  • Monitor student jobs. Give out fines to students who are not doing their job.
  • Monitor student behavior in class. Give out fines to students who are not on task.
  • Your clients will be bringing their fine money to you. Make them paid in the fine log & give the cash to the class banker

CLERKS:

  • Make out everyone’s paychecks & distribute them
  • Make sure there are enough copies of all documents in the shelf
  • Hand out papers to students.
  • Collect papers or homework from students.
  • Organize the class supply area and keep it neat.

AUCTIONEERS:

  • Make a list of items for the auction and include the price–place the list somewhere in the classroom where everyone can see it
  • Keep track of how much each item sells for
  • Collect the money from your clients
  • Keep 10% of your earnings per auction & give the rest of the cash to the cash banker

VISUAL DISPLAY ARTIST:

  • Using a spreadsheet, keep track of everyone who has paid their rent–$500 per month–give the cash to the class banker once you have received payment from all students
  • Determine what type of information is presented on the class bulletin boards and walls and windows.
  • Ensure class displays are updated with relevant class information.
  • Decorate room.
  • Paint.
  • Make a sign using Publisher that shows a positive & motivating picture and/or quote

RECYCLIST/LOTTERY MANAGER:

  • Collect $50 from each student to pay for their recycling bill & keep track of who paid using a spreadsheet–give the cash to the class banker once you have collected from all the students in the class
  • Put the name of each person in your class on a small slip of paper. Put the paper in a box. Draw names to see who wins the lottery.
  • Make sure only paper is in the recycle bin
  • Make signs to hang around the school that encourage people to recycle
  • Monitor the recycling bins and trash cans for appropriate deposits.

ELECTRICIAN:

  • Collect $150 from each student to pay for their electric bill. Keep track of who paid using a spreadsheet. Give the cash to the class banker once you have collected all money from all students in the class.
  • Creatively present ideas on how to conserve energy and reduce the monthly bill.
  • Research ways to reduce fossil fuel usage
  • Make signs encouraging energy conservation

ATTENDANCE MONITOR/BONUS PROVIDER:

  • Take daily attendance and record absences.
  • Give a $100 to each student for perfect attendance since the last payday/bill day
  • Report absences to the teacher.
  • Provide students with make-up materials when they return to class.
  • Make a list of people in the class
  • Let everyone know who had perfect attendance since the last payday/bill day
  • When people are absent, email them to let them know what happened in class and encourage them to request Mrs. Weber for Comet Time to get caught up.

MESSENGER:

  • Deliver written or spoken messages to people throughout the building.
  • Post messages in the classroom in regard to what jobs or duties need to be done.

ECONOMIST:

  • Monitor spending habits and trends during the class auction.
  • Report back to teacher and other students about the buying trends for the auction and how they compared to previous auctions in a Google Doc shared with the teacher and the entire class.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. You will learn why saving is important.
  2. You will see the impact of saving habits in the short term and the long term.
  3. You will identify what type of spender/saver you are now and decide whether or not that should change and why.

ORDER OF EVENTS:

  1. WATCH THIS VIDEO
    1. What do you think the video demonstrates about why saving and planning ahead are important?
  2. WATCH THIS VIDEO
    1. Based on what you saw in the video, what is the difference between Bobby and Prudence’s money habits?
    2. What is similar about Bobby and Prudence’s money habits?
  3. READ ON YOUR OWN, BUT DISCUSS YOUR ANSWERS WITH A PARTNER AS  YOU GO
  4. READ ABOUT AND PLAY THIS

 

FINISH

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. You will uncover your current earning, saving, and spending habits.
  2. You will discover suggested earning, saving, and spending habits for financial success.

ORDER OF EVENTS:

  1. WATCH THIS VIDEO
    1. List 2 suggestions the video makes for how to earn, save, spend, and donate.
    2. Why do you think that these 4 terms are put together in the song? How are they related to one another?
  2. WATCH THIS VIDEO
    1. What is the difference between a checking and a savings account?
  3. READ AND DO AND PLAY AS YOU GO
  4. PLAY THIS

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  1. You will play the game and assume the role of a college student to experience the circumstances of budgeting during college and managing student debt.
  2. You will reflect on the impact of the decisions you made in order to learn from them for the future.
  3. You will explore college majors and associated career options.

ORDER OF EVENTS:

  1. READ AND DO AND PLAY THIS
  2. Look at these. Analyze them:
    1. WHY GO TO COLLEGE?
    2. ANOTHER WHY GO TO COLLEGE
    3. MIDDLE SCHOOL CHECKLIST FOR COLLEGE–FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS
    4. FACTORS IN DECIDING ON A SPECIFIC COLLEGE
  3. ASSESSMENT KAHOOT

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  1. You will play the game and assume the role of a college student to experience the circumstances of budgeting during college and managing student debt.
  2. You will reflect on the impact of the decisions you made in order to learn from them for the future.
  3. You will explore college majors and associated career options.

ORDER OF EVENTS:

  1. READ AND DO AND PLAY THIS
  2. Look at these. Analyze them:
    1. WHY GO TO COLLEGE?
    2. ANOTHER WHY GO TO COLLEGE
    3. MIDDLE SCHOOL CHECKLIST FOR COLLEGE–FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS
    4. FACTORS IN DECIDING ON A SPECIFIC COLLEGE
  3. ASSESSMENT KAHOOT
What is Lights, Camera, Save?
Lights, Camera, Save! is a teen video contest that encourages teens to educate themselves and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely. Each fall students enter the contest by submitting videos to local participating banks. These banks then choose a local winning video and submit it for judging at the national level.
Looking to Increase Your Savings Account?
TS Institute will award cash prizes for the top three local winners. First place will earn $75; second place $50; and third place $25. The first place winning video will be entered into the National Round of the Contest. The best videos will be promoted and will become part of a national campaign to inspire students to save and use money wisely. Contact Us for more information.
The top three national winners will receive a cash prize of $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000 to fund their savings goal! Additionally, each winner’s school will receive a scholarship for a teacher to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference.
Think You Can Create the Winning Video?​
Check out the contest rules and contact a participating bank in your area for a contestant entry form. Remember the contest closes Dec. 3.

PAY DAY, AUCTION DAY

EVERYONE:

  1. On a half piece of paper, write down the name of 1 person in this class that you think deserves a bonus and explain why you think they deserve a bonus. This will be read to the class. I will not read your name though.
  2. Get your paycheck from your clerk
  3. Enter the amount on your paycheck into your Google Sheet as a deposit. Be sure to date it appropriately.
  4. Endorse your paycheck & give it to your banker. Your banker will give you the money from your paycheck
  5. Record any other unexpected bills and pay them
  6. Record any other unexpected deposits
  7. COMPARE YOUR SPREADSHEET WITH YOUR BANKER’S VERSION OF YOUR SPREADSHEET TO BE SURE YOU BOTH AGREE!!
  8. Check out the list of auction items & determine which ones you would like to purchase (and can afford to purchase!)–use CASH to purchase items from the auction
  9. Deposit any cash you have left with your banker–fill out a deposit slip and give the slip and your cash to your banker

JOBS:

CLASS BANKER:

  • Confirm deposits & withdrawals for each of your customers
  • DEPOSITS
    1. Each of your clients will give you a deposit slip & their paycheck–you need to put their deposit slip & paycheck into their envelope which you are keeping in your folder
    2. Give them the cash for their paycheck
    3. Record the deposit of their paycheck into their Google that you have in your Google Drive
  • WITHDRAWALS
    1. If your clients present you with a withdrawal slip, put the slip in their envelop in your folder
    2. Give them the cash
    3. Record the withdrawal in their Google sheet in your Google Drive
  • CONFIRMATION
    1. Record each of the following for your clients every pay period:
      1. Rent payment
      2. Electric bill
      3. Recycle bill
    2. Record anything else that is specific to them–lottery winnings, unexpected expenses, etc.
    3. BE SURE TO HAVE EACH OF YOUR CLIENTS BRING THEIR CHROMEBOOKS TO YOU SO YOU CAN COMPARE WHAT YOU HAVE IN THEIR GOOGLE SHEET TO WHAT THEY ACTUALLY HAVE–THE BALANCE THEY HAVE MUST AGREE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE
  • Update the log of all of the money that goes in and out of the classroom cash box, including withdrawals and deposits from the Bankers and the teacher and the collection of rent & other bill payments using Google Sheet you created for this purpose.

BANKERS:

  • Confirm deposits & withdrawals for each of your customers
  • DEPOSITS
    1. Each of your clients will give you a deposit slip & their paycheck–you need to put their deposit slip & paycheck into their envelope which you are keeping in your folder
    2. Give them the cash for their paycheck
    3. Record the deposit of their paycheck into their Google that you have in your Google Drive
  • WITHDRAWALS
    1. If your clients present you with a withdrawal slip, put the slip in their envelop in your folder
    2. Give them the cash
    3. Record the withdrawal in their Google sheet in your Google Drive
  • CONFIRMATION
    1. Record each of the following for your clients every pay period:
      1. Rent payment
      2. Electric bill
      3. Recycle bill
    2. Record anything else that is specific to them–lottery winnings, unexpected expenses, etc.
    3. BE SURE TO HAVE EACH OF YOUR CLIENTS BRING THEIR CHROMEBOOKS TO YOU SO YOU CAN COMPARE WHAT YOU HAVE IN THEIR GOOGLE SHEET TO WHAT THEY ACTUALLY HAVE–THE BALANCE THEY HAVE MUST AGREE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

FINE OFFICER:

  • Check the Offense Log to see whether any of your clients have committed infractions.
  • Monitor student’s work areas. Give out fines for messy and/or unclean work areas.
  • Monitor student jobs. Give out fines to students who are not doing their job.
  • Monitor student behavior in class. Give out fines to students who are not on task.
  • Your clients will be bringing their fine money to you. Make them paid in the fine log & give the cash to the class banker

CLERKS:

  • Make out everyone’s paychecks & distribute them
  • Make sure there are enough copies of all documents in the shelf
  • Hand out papers to students.
  • Collect papers or homework from students.
  • Organize the class supply area and keep it neat.

AUCTIONEERS:

  • Make a list of items for the auction and include the price–place the list somewhere in the classroom where everyone can see it
  • Keep track of how much each item sells for
  • Collect the money from your clients
  • Keep 10% of your earnings per auction & give the rest of the cash to the cash banker

VISUAL DISPLAY ARTIST:

  • Using a spreadsheet, keep track of everyone who has paid their rent–$500 per month–give the cash to the class banker once you have received payment from all students
  • Determine what type of information is presented on the class bulletin boards and walls and windows.
  • Ensure class displays are updated with relevant class information.
  • Decorate room.
  • Paint.
  • Make a sign using Publisher that shows a positive & motivating picture and/or quote

RECYCLIST/LOTTERY MANAGER:

  • Collect $50 from each student to pay for their recycling bill & keep track of who paid using a spreadsheet–give the cash to the class banker once you have collected from all the students in the class
  • Put the name of each person in your class on a small slip of paper. Put the paper in a box. Draw names to see who wins the lottery.
  • Make sure only paper is in the recycle bin
  • Make signs to hang around the school that encourage people to recycle
  • Monitor the recycling bins and trash cans for appropriate deposits.

ELECTRICIAN:

  • Collect $150 from each student to pay for their electric bill. Keep track of who paid using a spreadsheet. Give the cash to the class banker once you have collected all money from all students in the class.
  • Creatively present ideas on how to conserve energy and reduce the monthly bill.
  • Research ways to reduce fossil fuel usage
  • Make signs encouraging energy conservation

ATTENDANCE MONITOR/BONUS PROVIDER:

  • Take daily attendance and record absences.
  • Give a $100 to each student for perfect attendance since the last payday/bill day
  • Report absences to the teacher.
  • Provide students with make-up materials when they return to class.
  • Make a list of people in the class
  • Let everyone know who had perfect attendance since the last payday/bill day
  • When people are absent, email them to let them know what happened in class and encourage them to request Mrs. Weber for Comet Time to get caught up.

MESSENGER:

  • Deliver written or spoken messages to people throughout the building.
  • Post messages in the classroom in regard to what jobs or duties need to be done.

ECONOMIST:

  • Monitor spending habits and trends during the class auction.
  • Report back to teacher and other students about the buying trends for the auction and how they compared to previous auctions in a Google Doc shared with the teacher and the entire class.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know how to fix code in a game to make the game work correctly.

  1. Plug in your earbuds. If you don’t have them use your Chromebook and turn the sound down just low enough so only you can hear your computer sound.
  2. While in Chrome, be sure you are logged in to your school Gmail account. Go to www.gmail.com and log in using your school email.
  3. Go to https://www.touchdevelop.com/
  4. Click on SIGN IN in the upper right corner of the screen
  5. Click GOOGLE
  6. Click your school email account
  7. Under TUTORIALS on the right side of the screen, click the purple box named CODING JETPACK JUMPER!
  8. Click FOLLOW TUTORIAL IN EDITOR
  9. Watch the first video and follow all the instructions–click the blue boxes as indicated–try to work through all of the JetPack Jumper tutorial by watching the videos and click in and doing what the blue boxes ask you to do.
  10. With 10 minutes remaining in class, open your Google Doc for this class and write about what you accomplished today and what you learned. SHARE IT WITH tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us

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