Lesson 5: Money

Getting Started

Questions to Explore

  • What are the responsibilities of community members?
  • What are the needs of people in communities?

Facts and Definitions

  • Money is what we earn when we work.
  • Money is what we use to buy goods and services.


  • Count by 2s, 5s, and 10s (M)
  • Understand the value of money (M)
  • Identify uses of money (spending, saving, giving) (SS)
  • Find equivalent sets (M)
  • Model addition and subtraction problems (M)


  • coins
  • scissors


Explain to your child that money plays a very important role in our community. Ask your child how people get money. Ask her what people do with the money they have. Explain to her that we earn money when we work. We spend money to buy goods and services, we save money for the future, and we give money to help others.