I am a big believer that the students in my classroom need to learn as many life skills as they can. They need to know how to tie their shoes, order at a restaurant, fold the laundry, cook, and clean.
I love to hear when teachers work with students on generalizing those skills because that is where it really counts. Our students can know all day that a penny is worth one cent but, that means nothing if they haven't practiced walking into a convenience store or grocery store and used it to pay for something.
It provides multiple ways for students to emulate the grocery store and practice if they have enough money to buy an item. I made it so there are multiple levels in terms of the amount of money. There are coins only, dollars only, and a combination. There also are cards with visuals and cards with numeral amounts on them.
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If you want to look at more things that I feel are important life skills for our students you can check out my Pinterest board all about teaching life skills.