EconSkills 4th Quarter

Monday, 4-3:
Due Today: none
Today’s Learning Target: How much should I spend on groceries each month?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we continued working on the Grocery Shopping Activity – What You Bought
Due Next Classnone

Wednesday, 4-5:
Due Today: the Grocery Shopping Activity – What You Bought (if not completed last class)
Today’s Learning Target: How much money should I save each month?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we reviewed the Banking Basics handout
Due Next Classnone

Friday, 4-7:
Due Todaynone
Today’s Learning Target: How much money should I save each month?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we discussed the Spending – What’s Normal handout; we worked on the Spending – What’s Normal For You exercise
Due Next Class: the Spending – What’s Normal For You exercise (if not completed in class)

Tuesday, 4-11:
Due Today: the Spending – What’s Normal For You exercise
Today’s Learning Target: How much money should I save each month?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we discussed The True Cost of Owning a Car handout
Due Next Classnone

Thursday, 4-13:
Due Today: none
Today’s Learning Target: What costs are associated with owning a car?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we finished our discussion of The True Cost of Owning a Car; we began working on the What Car Will You Buy? exercise
Due Next Class: the What Car Will You Buy? exercise

Tuesday, 4-25:
Due Todaynone
Today’s Learning Target: What car can I afford to buy?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we finished working on the What Car Will You Buy? exercise
Due Next Class: the What Car Will You Buy? exercise

Thursday, 4-27:
Due Today: the What Car Will You Buy? exercise
Today’s Learning Target: How much can I afford to spend on rent for anapartment?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we discussed Average Auto Insurance Costs; we worked on our Budget for Your Apartment
Due Next Class: our Budget for Your Apartment

Monday, 5-1:
Due Today: the Budget for Your Apartment exercise
Today’s Learning Target: What apartment can I afford to rent?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we worked on the What Apartment Will You Rent? exercise
Due Next Class: the What Apartment Will You Rent? exercise

Wednesday, 5-3:
Due Today: the What Apartment Will You Rent? exercise
Today’s Learning Target: What will my independent financial plan look like?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we began working on our summative assessment for this unit – all items can be found in the Unit 2 Summative Assessment Google Docs Folder
Due Next Class: Unit 2 Summative Assessment due on Tuesday, May 9th

Friday, 5-5:
Due Today: none; working on our unit assessment
Today’s Learning Target: What will my independent financial plan look like?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we continued working on our summative assessment for this unit – all items can be found in the Unit 2 Summative Assessment Google Docs Folder
Due Next Class: Unit 2 Summative Assessment due next class: Tuesday, May 9th

Tuesday, 5-9:
Due Today: Unit 2 Summative Assessment
Today’s Learning Target: What elements need to be considered when cohabitating with someone?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we discussed the For Richer, For Poorer reading; we worked on the Combining Budgets Exercise
Due Next Class: if not done in class, complete the Combining Budgets Exercise

Thursday, 5-11:
Due Today: the Combining Budgets Exercise
Today’s Learning Target: How much does it cost to have a wedding?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we discussed the Planning a Wedding on a Budget handout; we worked on the Budgeting For A Wedding exercise
Due Next Class: if not done in class, complete the Budgeting For A Wedding exercise

Monday, 5-15:
Due Today: the Budgeting For A Wedding exercise
Today’s Learning Target: What mortgage payment will I be able to afford?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we discussed the Getting A Mortgage presentation; we worked on the Budgeting for A Home exercise
Due Next Class: if not done in class, complete the Budgeting for A Home exercise

Wednesday, 5-17:
Due Today: the Budgeting for A Home exercise
Today’s Learning Target: What home have I chosen to buy?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we discussed the Things To Look For When Buying A Home; we went to the black lab and worked on the What Home Will You Buy exercise
Due Next Class: if not done in class, complete the What Home Will You Buy exercise

Friday, 5-19:
Due Today: the What Home Will You Buy exercise
Today’s Learning Target: What does it cost to raise a child in Maine?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we discussed the Cost of Raising A Child presentation and completed the Costs Associated With Raising A Child exercise; we used the laptops to complete the Baby Essentials List
Due Next Class: if not done in class, complete the Baby Essentials List exercise

Tuesday, 5-21:
Due Today: the Baby Essentials List exercise
Today’s Learning Target: How does interest, saving, and investing affect my total wealth?
What we did in class today: we discussed some current events; we discussed the Maine Health Care Advance Directive Form and then The Whys and Hows of Wills
Due Next Class: none

Thursday, 5-23:
Due Todaynone
Today’s Learning Target: What income will I need to have a family and live independently?
What we did in class today: here are the handouts you will use for your Assessment Project: Unit 3 Assessment Guidelines; 1 – Calculating Combined Net Income1b – 1040EZ Tax Tables1c – Average Family Health Care Premium2 – Family Grocery List; 3 – Wedding Budget; 4 – Budgeting For A Home; 5 – What Home Will You Buy; here is a link to the Google Docs folder for all these handouts: Unit 3 Summative Assessment Folder
Due Next Class: we will continue working on our project

Tuesday, 5-30:
Due Todaynone
Today’s Learning Target: What income will I need to have a family and live independently?
What we did in class today: here are the handouts you will use for your Assessment Project: Unit 3 Assessment Guidelines; 1 – Calculating Combined Net Income1b – 1040EZ Tax Tables1c – Average Family Health Care Premium2 – Family Grocery List; 3 – Wedding Budget; 4 – Budgeting For A Home; 5 – What Home Will You Buy; here is a link to the Google Docs folder for all these handouts: Unit 3 Summative Assessment Folder
Due Next Class: Unit 3 Assessment Project due at the beginning of next class

Thursday, 6-1:
Due Today: Unit 3 Assessment Project
Today’s Learning Target: What income will I need to have a family and live independently?
What we did in class today: we completed the Unit 3 Assessment Quiz; the seniors used the rest of the class to begin working on their Final Assessment: Final Assessment Exercises (in Word) or Final Assessment Exercises (in Google Docs)
Due Next Class: Final Assessment due by end of next class