If you are a student in high school, then it is probably very important to have easy to follow and easy to use budget worksheets at hand. This is something that can be especially hard on students because they tend to want to do everything themselves without having to read or understand complicated budget statements.
However, as long as you have your pocket calculator, then you should be able to create simple and fast budget worksheets that will help your students save money for what they need for school. This can also make their school supplies more affordable because they will have an idea of how much each of their school supplies costs.
The trick is to be creative with your budget worksheets. In other words, don’t just leave them to the budget statements, but encourage students to fill them out in a way that will help them not only to save money but also to buy the things they need for school.
For example, students can write down pencils, paper, erasers, markers, and markers and a few extra pencils so that they can always have a pencil at hand when they need one. Additionally, don’t forget about buying math and reading materials, and make sure to list those as well. At this point, it is pretty obvious what a good budget worksheet should look like.
You can also include some basic supplies that every child needs such as clothes, books, lunches, and electronics, but make sure to keep your budget worksheets very basic, not too complex or intricate. Just keep it in the ballpark of what every child already has. You could make the computer their new “dorm room,” and add the printer to their school desk.
You could also list paper and the type of paper that they need, as well as using your list to compare the paper to the cost per sheet for the specific type of paper that your student wants to buy. For example, if your student wants to get paper for a letter, you can compare paper from different sizes to see which is going to cost less.
You can also start with a set price and work your way up as your budget permits. With this kind of method, you are getting all of the information to work for you, rather than teaching them how to do it.
So, when you are looking for downloadable budget worksheets for use in your classroom, make sure to use a few tricks that will help your students have the resources that they need for school. Don’t make the same mistakes that they have made before, and be creative.