After listening to a story and participating in a hands-on activity, students will participate in creating a stock and flow diagram to show how money is earned and spent.

Lesson Objectives

Curriculum Context


Children will be able to describe at least two ways that people can earn and use money.


AZ Early Learning Standards

Mathematics: Strand 2 Concept 1
The child collects, organizes and displays relevant data.

Mathematics: Strand 2 Concept 2
The child uses data to see relationships and make sense of the environment.

Social Studies: Strand 5 Concept 1 Foundations of Economics
The child demonstrates knowledge of the interactions between people, resources and regions.

Additional Objectives
Objective 30:
Shows basic understanding of people and how they live

Objective 20: Uses number concepts and operations

  • Accumulations
  • Systems structure
  • Short/long term consequences
Materials Time Systems Tools
  • Book: Lemonade in the Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins and Bryan Karas
  • Jar with coins
  • Chart paper
  • Markers
15 minute block of time per story and 5-15 minutes for each extension
  • Stock and flow
  • Behavior-over-time graph

Implemented by: Jen Parker

Submitted by: Jen Parker

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