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A Chair for My Mother
by Vera B. Williams

A girl and her family save money together to buy a comfortable for chair for their new home after losing their former home in a fire

Activities for A Chair For My Mother:

First to 100 (English) 

Primero a 100 (Español)

Is there something you’d like to save money to buy?


Topics: money, estimating, coins, saving


Activities To Do Together:

  • Count coins together

  • Estimate how long it will take to save 20 dollars

  • Open a savings account at the bank with and for your child

  • Separate coins by type

  • Find combinations of 5 coins worth more than 50 cents 

  • Find 5 coins worth more than 10 cents, but less than 30 cents 


Extension Questions: 

  1. Why do some people save money?

  2. Have you ever tried to save money? If so, what did you do?

  3. What do people do in order to save money?

  4. How did Rosa and her family save money?

  5. Are you more of a saver or more of a spender?

  6. If I gave you five dollars, what would you do with it?


Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts: 

bargain, change, coins, dimes, enough, half, money, nickels, quarters, savings, single, ten-dollar bill, tips

Please check out the Book Guide for A Chair for My Mother for more!

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