LINC students help the people of Fort McMurray

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The Burnaby School District LINC 1 class sent a cheque for $740.16 to the Red Cross to help in Fort McMurray. Photo – Rachel Spence

LEVEL 2

Carolyn Moi was sad. She watched the news. In May, a huge wildfire burned Fort McMurray. People lost their homes.

Carolyn had an idea

Carolyn is a teacher for the Burnaby School District. She teaches an adult LINC 1 class.

Carolyn’s class wanted to help the people from Fort McMurray.

At the same time, the class was learning about Canada’s money. The LINC 1 class wanted to help people from Fort McMurray and learn more about Canadian money.

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Brother and sister cook up sauce

PHOTO - MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN Skylar and Chloe Sinow make pasta sauce.

PHOTO – MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN
Skylar and Chloe Sinow make pasta sauce.

Level 2

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

Skylar and Chloe Sinow run their own business.

They make and sell pasta sauces.

They wrote a cookbook.

Their business is called Kids Can Cook Gourmet.

The sauces

They make three kinds of sauces.

One hundred and thirty stores in Alberta and B.C. sell their sauces.

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Shoppers plan to spend less this Christmas

A special store for Christmas PHOTO – B4BEES/CC, FLICKR

A special store for Christmas
PHOTO – B4BEES/CC, FLICKR

Adapted from The Province
Level 1

BC shoppers want to spend less for Christmas this year.

Financial managers advise families to make a plan.

A plan for spending is called a budget.

Families should make a holiday budget.

They should plan how much to spend.

Spending tips for the holidays:

  1. Shop early.
  2. Shop with a plan.
  3. Stick with your plan.
  4. Pay with cash or your debit card.

This Christmas make a budget and stick to it.
Decide how much you will spend on each person. Decide how much you will spend on food and drinks.

Read the PDF and do the exercise