Use a checkbook system in conjunction with your classroom behavior system to develop life skills.
- Students will understand that making effective decisions involves considering the costs and the benefits associated with alternative choices.
- Students will understand the basic concept of credit.
- Teach students to use a check register and how to write a check by modeling the activity the first few times.
- Provide students with an initial deposit.
- Charge students for rent, electricity, trips to the bathroom or water fountain.
- Connect with your current behavior system to earn money and/or charge money.
- Keep a running check register on a spreadsheet for each child to determine accuracy.
Sunshine State Standards
NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students
- Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
- Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.
- Spreadsheet Program
- Check register
- Deposit Slips
- Bank Statement
- Planned activity to spend money
- Provide an opportunity for the children to spend the money they have earned at a class auction, class trip, etc.