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Personal Financial Literacy Session 1. Della Hoffman Place Bridge Academy. Objectives for Session 1. We will explore the PFL standards at our grade level. We will gain an understanding of the Financial Fitness for Life curriculum. See two lesson demonstrations. Objectives for Session 1.

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personal financial literacy session 1

Personal Financial Literacy Session 1

Della Hoffman

Place Bridge Academy

objectives for session 1
Objectives for Session 1

We will explore the PFL standards at our grade level.

We will gain an understanding of the Financial Fitness for Life curriculum.

See two lesson demonstrations.

objectives for session 11
Objectives for Session 1
  • We will know we did a good job when:
    • We can explain the standard at our level to a partner.
    • We can discuss which lessons will be useful for us.
    • We can do these lessons in class on Monday!
i m going to make you move
I’m going to make you move…

Please get into grade level groups.

consider these questions
Consider these questions:

You have seven minutes…

What are the standards at your grade level?

How do they connect with real life skills that students need?

What is the connection between the math standard and the econ standard?

What activities can you think of to meet any or all of these standards?

financial fitness for life curriculum
Financial Fitness for Life Curriculum
  • Broken in K-2 and 3-5
  • Each has a Teacher Guide and Student Book
    • Teacher guide includes all lesson procedures and visuals
    • Student book includes student handouts (3-5) an stories (k-2)
  • Each lesson includes:
    • Background and description: relevancy
    • Concepts
    • Objectives
    • Time Required
    • Materials
    • Additional Resources (you can find the entire package on )
    • Procedure
    • Extensions: additional activities like music, websites, children’s lit (K-2)
  • K-3
    • Earning Income
    • Saving
    • Spending
    • Credit
    • Money Management
  • 3-5
    • Earning Income
    • Saving
    • Spending and Credit
    • Money Management

Assessments are found in Teacher Guide

Assessments are after units

You may want to create your own if you are not teaching the whole unit


Kindergarten Lessons:

Lesson 3 What is Money?

Lesson 2 Working for Income

Lesson 8 We Are Consumers

Lesson 9 We Decide to Spend

Lesson 11 Ads Make Us Spend

First Grade Lessons:

Lesson 1 A Good Day for Money

Lesson 7 Saving Makes Us Wait

Lesson 10 We Plan for Spending

Lesson 12 We are Borrowers

Lesson 15 We Make a Budget

Lesson 14 We Owe Money

Second Grade Lessons:

Lesson 4 Money Lets Us Choose

Lesson 5 Why We Save

Lesson 6 How We Save

Lesson 13 We Are Lenders

Lesson 16 We Manage Our Money


Third Grade Lessons:

Lesson 6 Consumers Want Goods and Services

Lesson 2 Urban Mouse and Rural Mouse

Lesson 14 Managing Money

Lesson 11 This One or That One?

Lesson 10 Why Do I Want All This Stuff?

Fourth Grade Lessons:

Lesson 7 To Choose is to Refuse

Lesson 1 Earning Income

Lesson 4 The Grasshopper and the Ant

Lesson 13 Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime?

Lesson 15 It’s a Balancing Act

Fifth Grade Lessons:

Lesson 5 Saving Starts With Wanting More

Lesson 8 How Would You Like to Pay?

Lesson 9 More About Methods of Payment

Lesson 12 Credit is Based on Trust

Lesson 3 People Pay Taxes

financial fitness 3 5
Financial Fitness 3-5
  • Financial Literacy Standards Grade 3
  • Lesson 1: Earning Income
  • Objectives:
    • Define human resources, goods, income, services, wages, and human capital.
    • Explain that people earn income by providing resources in a marketplace
    • Explain the connection between human capital and income.
    • Identify ways in which people invest in their human capital.

When we work,

we are

Human Resources

When we work,

we are

Human Resources

Why do we work?


We work to earn money!

The money we earn is called a

wage or salary.


Let's Play

a game!

think about the following
Think about the following:
  • If you were sick, why do you want a doctor who has gone to school for a long time?
  • If a computer breaks in your room, are you able to repair it?
  • Would you let a friend cut your hair?
  • Do you want to ride with a bus driver who has never driven before?

People get special training

for their jobs.

The training and skill we have

is called

Human Capital.

financial fitness k 2
Financial Fitness K-2
  • Financial Literacy Standards Grade 2
  • Lesson 4: Money Let’s Us Choose
  • Objectives:
    • Consider costs and benefits when making a decision.
    • Make a choice between two alternatives, and identify the opportunity cost.
    • Distinguish between spending and saving.
    • Identify choices people make every day.
let s cook up a way to make decisions
Let’s cook up a way to make decisions!

First we need to identify a problem

Identify alternatives

Explore costs and benefits

Make a decision

Identify Opportunity Cost


Opportunity Cost =

Second Best Choice!