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Starting small and saving up


Students read a story about characters who save for something special and then create their own savings goal.

Big idea

Saving a little bit of money over a long time will add up and help us reach our goals.

Essential questions

  • How does saving a small amount of money add up over time?
  • How does saving money help me reach my goals?


  • Understand the importance of saving money over time
  • Create a savings goal

What students will do

  • Read a story about characters who save small amounts of money to reach their goal. (You will need a book reader app to open ePub files).
  • Answer questions about the story.
  • Write their own savings goal.

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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.