|The Classroom Bank|
The paychecks that my students earn not only look like real checks but they also have taxes taken out....just like real life!! This adds a whole new teachable element which allows me to talk about with my kids. What taxes pay for, who gets the money, why do we pay them...etc. It's an eye opener for many of them. :-)
In the beginning, I would spend quite a bit of time doing payroll. It really became time consuming because I wanted my students to have accurate YTD information (especially for when tax season came around). After some
I'm happy to share this awesome spreadsheet and mail merge with you through my TpT store! The zip file also includes an easy tutorial video to walk you through how to run your own classroom payroll.
Do you have a classroom economy? What are some special ways you make it more real?