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Suzanne Snead, Digital Learning Specialist

Writing: "If Money Grew on Trees..."

Grades: 5th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: Writing, English Language Arts

Student Instructions

Let's learn about idioms! In English, when children ask for things that cost money, we say, "Money doesn't grow on trees." That means you have to work hard to earn money, so it's valuable and we should be careful about spending it. In Spanish, you might hear: "El dinero no cae del cielo." (Money doesn't fall from the sky) and it means the same thing. Let's imagine πŸ’­ that moneyπŸ’΅ DID grow on trees 🌳🌳! πŸ‘†πŸΌ the 🟒 add button to begin. 1. πŸ’­ about what would happen if money πŸ’΅ grew on trees🌳🌳. What would you do? 2. πŸ‘†πŸΌ the 🟣 EDIT NOTE πŸ“button to write a story on the πŸ“ about what would happen if money πŸ’΅ grew on trees🌳🌳. You will type ⌨ the story. 3. πŸ‘†πŸΌ the 🟒 check when you are finished typing your story. 4. πŸ‘†πŸΌ the 🟣 mic to record yourself reading your story. 5. πŸ‘†πŸΌ the 🟒 check when you are ready to turn it in.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Summary: Students will write a short story about what would happen if money grew on trees. Key vocabulary/skills: knowing that "Money doesn't grow on trees" is an idiom that means money is limited and must be earned through hard work and effort. It's used to warn people to be careful with their spending, and is often used by parents with young children who don't understand money's value. This is meant to correlate with district curriculum when learning about money, spending and saving and idioms.