Classroom Economy

The classroom economy resources posted below are matched to the system Rafe Esquith built when he was teaching in the L.A. Unified School District. In turn, the Vanguard Group created a curriculum matched to Esquith’s system. In the table below, are items I created, based on Esquith’s system. This seemed fitting given how education has changed over the last 20 years.

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Class Jobs, 3rd GradeClass jobs, with descriptions, and suggested salaries. The document can be edited. The salaries are lower than in 5th.here
Class Jobs, 5th GradeClass jobs, with descriptions, and suggested salaries. The document can be edited. The salaries are higher than 3rd.here
Money for 3rd50s
100s
500s
Money for 5th500s
1000s
5000s
10000s
Deed to DeskOne of the great parts of Esquith’s system is that students can move from renting their desk, to owning it. It is editable.here
Rent LogStudents pay monthly rent. Here is how they keep track if they have paid.here
Rent LogThe months have been filled in, to match a traditional calendar.here