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Earning money


Students listen to a story about earning money and color pictures showing jobs that kids could do to earn money.

Big idea

There are many ways to make money.

Essential questions

  • How can people earn money?
  • How is earning money different from other ways of getting money?


  • Explore different ways to earn money
  • Understand the relationship between work and money

What students will do

  • Listen to the “Ella Earns Her Own Money” story.
  • Color pictures that show possible ways to earn money.
  • Brainstorm jobs they could do to earn money.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.