In Five - Elementary Economics Author:Sandi Schlichting & Bea Green Why we wrote In Five: — How many times have you had just five or ten minutes left before you take your class to lunch, the media center or out to P.E.? Or, you're just finished up a terrific language arts activity and discover you have five minutes to fill before your teammate is ready to change classes? Five minutes a day adds up to over fifteen... more » hours of instructional time in a single school year!
We don't think those five minute periods can be eliminated even with the best planning. But we do believe that they can be put to good use with little or no preparation at all! In Five cards are your key to using lag times for effective reinforcement of basic economics skills and concepts.
Many of these activities are great motivators for kids ready to do a little independent research. Some are good lead ins for a full length lesson on a certain concept. Many can be extended in full lessons themselves. We hope you will find many ways to use In Five activities in your classroom.