Common Core Standard Support Materials
This is a classroom economy intended for first, second, and third grade students that utilizes money and jobs (including a job application) without rewards and punishments. There are no debits or credits for behavior or finishing/not finishing work. This is set up to work as close to real life as possible (they can lose their job if they are not keeping up with it or if they are not keeping up with class work.)
Students have an application that requires a persuasive essay - even first graders can write a few sentences about themselves. The first time around the teacher does the interview and selects worthy workers.
The money selected is the closest I could find to real. There are no silly pictures or homemade money - this is just like the real deal. Each child starts the year with $5.00. It is up to them to save it or blow it. They may or may not get a job right away so they need to learn to save. The inventory staff will keep track of items selling and let me know what I need to get more of. We only have educational items and some fruit juice - no toys, keychains, etc. There are 32 pages of instructions (including where to purchase the cabinet, sign holders, money, etc.), photos, and copies of price tags, open/close signs, sale, inventory, application, notes for book-keepers - all in three different designs to match your classroom. Just print on card stock or paper and you're ready to go! Email email@example.com for a sample.
Pdf files to create two-sided cards with definitions and a visual. The other side has just the word for a word wall. Print out on card stock and laminate. Practice printing so the pictures back the correct words. 114 pages, each has three cards. If printing back to back there will be 57 sheets of card stock with a total of 171 vocabulary cards!