Opportunity cost

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After School Routine Checklist- would be good to have one to keep me on track. Good post for a new teacher.

After School Routine Checklist

I think it is really important to keep yourself and your classroom organized. I was not a born organized person, but had to work hard to develop routines and systems to keep myself organized. As a teacher nothing makes me happier than coming into a clean classroom with everything in its place. It can be very difficult some days to leave your classroom as organized as you would like (at least it can be for me). I came up with this end of the day routine a few years ago when I had a student…

opportunity cost flip book! If I choose ... Adapt this for older kids - ask questions about college vs. working after graduation?

opportunity cost flip book! If I choose ... Adapt this for older kids - ask questions about college vs. working after graduation?

Rec. grades 2-5 by Maggie M. Larche  These lesson plans are the companion to the book "Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives, Second Edition." Concepts covered include supply/demand, barter, incentives, risk, loss, benefits, opportunity costs, prices, and more!

Economics for Kids Unit Lesson Plans

These lesson plans are the companion to the book, Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives, Second Edition. They pull out the economic lessons explicitly from the text through classroom discussions, activities, and individual assignments. Concepts covered include supply/demand,...

Stop and Smell the.....Children: Opportunity Costs

Opportunity Costs

Third grade teacher's blog. Science experiments for kids. Teaching social studies- geography, historical people, economics for kids.

Opportunity Cost activity

Opportunity Cost

We've been learning about economics for a little while now and recently we did a fun little opportunity cost activity. I copy give kids a page to color. One side has a fish and the other side has a butterfly. I give them time to color both sides without any heads up that they will be choosing one side to keep later. When they finish with coloring I tell them they will have to make a choice between which side to keep. I have them choose a side to cut out which effectively ruins the other…

This book teaches about job, scarcity, opportunity cost, decision-making, and exchange.

To the Big Top / by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by David Gordon

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Economics Anchor Charts SS4E1: The student will use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events.

Anchor Charts

So over the past 3 years I've made all kinds of anchor charts. Some are just random ideas I came up with, or trying to find a creative way to remind the kids of things. Others came from ideas I've seen online. So here's my disclaimer, I can't take credit for every single one of the ideas on these anchor charts. Some have come from online, others from colleagues, some from my little ol' brain! I usually keep them up all year round, but some get tucked away behind others, or put away in a…

A three-dimensional graphic organizer used to teach students about scarcity, opportunity cost and economic interdependence (side view).

A three-dimensional graphic organizer used to teach students about scarcity, opportunity cost and economic interdependence (side view).