Pocket Money for Primary 1

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Pocket Money for Primary 1

Postby mrsoh » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:16 am

Hi, may I know if $1 is enough for pocket money for a Primary 1. My colleagues are telling me that canteen food can cost $2! :shrug: I know it depends on which school my child is in but I am just trying to figure out what is the 'market rate'. Thanks.

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Re: Pocket Money for Primary 1

Postby smurf28 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:03 am

I give $1 to my p1 dd too. dd has enough to buy food and drink water from her water bottle.

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Re: Pocket Money for Primary 1

Postby jedamum » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:20 pm

depends on how much the school is selling the food.
my P4 uses $1.40-$1.80 every recess, so i give him $1.50. so when he needs to stay back, i'll give him $3.50.
my K2 going to P1 next year is a big eater. i think he'll need maybe $2 :sweat:

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Re: Pocket Money for Primary 1

Postby Admummy » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:37 pm

i give my P1 daughter $1 for recess but on days with CCA she'll be given $2. But there's another $2 "emergency fund" in her school bag..

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Re: Pocket Money for Primary 1

Postby fightingmom » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:19 pm

When my dd was in P1, I also gave her $1. Usually I will check with her what she ate during recess. Don't know about your child but mine ate fishball for 3 months before she was "adventurous" enough to try chicken burger for another 3 months ! :faint:

Whenever there is any opportunity to "visit" the school canteen (especially during PTM), I will take a look at the stalls and their pricing. usually thru chatting with dd, I will know which stall she likes to patronise and from there estimate the pocket money.

Now that she is P6, I give her $3. $1 extra if she needs to stay back and since P3 , there is always an emergency $2 in her wallet in case she is very hungry that day or need to buy some stationery. Very seldom she uses up the pocket money and she saves quite a bit since . :smile:

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Re: Pocket Money for Primary 1

Postby kids_r_innocent » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:50 pm

It depends on how much the school's canteen food are selling.

I also give my gal $1 for breakfast but that's for food only coz a bowl of noodle costs $1 and she drinks water from her own bottle.

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Re: Pocket Money for Primary 1

Postby cherrygal » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:57 pm

DS' school canteen food is quite expensive so we have to give $2 for recess everyday and $4 for days with CCA. Chicken rice can cost up to $1.50 for the larger plate.

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Re: Pocket Money for Primary 1

Postby Nihauma » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:09 pm

I give my son 1.50. He is in p1. Usually he will have some left for saving. He also has 2 for emergency money in his bag, ever since the day he forgot to bring his wallet to school and he borrowed money from his teacher...very thick skin...

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Re: Pocket Money for Primary 1

Postby huaywenandkenneth » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:01 pm

I give him $2 in coins, but DS (P2 now) usually spends $0.80 to $1.20 depending on what he eats for recess. I top up his wallet daily with new coins, and even on days that I forget, he will have enough.

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Re: Pocket Money for Primary 1

Postby UncleLim » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:03 pm

I think $1 is ok. If there is an urgent thing to buy they can learn to borrow and pay back the next day. That is their introduction to loans and repayment !

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