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Being a thankful borrower


Students listen to a Money Monster story about borrowing things and then create a “thank you” card for someone they have borrowed something from.

Big idea

When we borrow things, it is important to take good care of them and to say thank you.

Essential questions

  • When is it better to borrow something instead of buying it?
  • How can you show someone that you are thankful?


  • Understand the difference between borrowing and buying
  • Identify ways to show gratitude for borrowing something

What students will do

  • Listen to a story about borrowing. (You will need a book reader app to open ePub files).
  • Create a “thank you” card for someone they’ve borrowed from.

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Student materials



Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.