“Tis the Season for Shopping” was the theme for the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. classes this past week in preparation for their holiday Secret Elf Gift Exchange. Students headed to Walmart for their Community Based Instruction (CBI) to find the perfect gift for their friends.

Students were first given a budget of what they could spend on their secret elf. Next students identified what items they would like from their secret elf. Facilitators also spent time practicing adding items and tax to make sure they stayed within their budget.

The fun began when they went on their CBI to Walmart and started their shopping. Students had to decide what items to purchase for their friends and stay on budget. They had to find their way  to the toys, books, electronics and even the food section of Walmart! Finally, all the students found what they wanted to buy for their secret elf and were ready to check out!

At the register, each student used their Walmart Gift Card and stayed within their budget! We are so proud of our B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students as they continue to practice their budgeting skills! Stay tuned to the next CBI, when they reveal who their secret elf is at their holiday party!