K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

Google Classroom - School Supplies Expense Chart

Students Create a Simple Expense Spreadsheet and Chart

Scenario:Students have $60.00 to spend for school supplies. Students try to purchase as much as they can without going over $60.00


Assignment: Students create a spreadsheet using Google Sheets to show how much they have spent on school supplies. Students use the SUM function to calculate the total expenses. Students create a lovely chart showing their school supplies expenses.


Grades 3+



Usage: Teachers download the files and make personal copies for themselves, then share the files with students as needed using Google Classroom or a Google Drive shared folder.


Download: google-sheets-school-supplies-expense-chart-template


Download: google-sheets-school-supplies-expense-chart-finished-example




Download: google-sheets-school-supplies-chart-student-instructions


Download: google-sheets-school-supplies-price-list



Google Sheets - School Supplies Spreadsheet Template

Download and share this Google Sheets template with students. Students enter their own title and spreadsheet data. Students create a chart using their data. Students add a relevant picture. Students can format text and colors to suit their preference.

Google Sheets School Supplies Expense Chart Template



Google Sheets - School Supplies Expenses - Finished Example:

A finished copy for teachers to download and use.

Google Sheets - School Supplies Expense Spreadsheet and Chart - Finished Example



Student Instructions: Google Sheets - Expense Chart

Download and make these assignment instructions available to students to guide their Google spreadsheets creations.



School Supplies Price List:

Download and share this price list with students. .

Students can use the items and prices on this list to create their spreadsheets.

School Supplies Shopping List


Google Sheets Budget Spreadsheet with Chart Tutorial

Learn how to create a simple google budget spreadsheet with a chart. This video covers the basics of entering and formatting a chart title, entering data, using simple formulas and creating a chart.

Time to Learn = 4 minutes