Goods and Services
This Topic Mini-Research Web Page was developed for
Ms. Julie Haddock's Kindergarten Class at Clyattville Elementary School
Designed By Carrie LeAva Varnadore, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher


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cashier
Do you know the difference between goods and services? Go to the Social Studies For Kids website to learn the difference and a few different types of goods and services.  Be sure to click on page 2 to learn how money is used when dealing with goods and services.
coins
Do you know how many cents each coin is worth? This website has the songs and poems you use in class to remember how much each coin is worth. Sing these songs to yourself to help you remember!
neighborhood
Do you know what each helper in your community does? Have fun touring this town by clicking on the buildings to learn about what service each of these people provide for the community.
teacher and children
How well can you sort these goods and services? Use this interactive game to identify the goods and services and who provides them. I will read the service to you and you can help me decide who would provide that service.


Topic Mini-Research Real World Activity

Let's pretend that you are shopping in a grocery store. I am the cashier. What kind of services might a cashier provide? How would a cashier be able to help you in a store? What kind of questions might you ask a cashier if you needed help? What does a cashier do? Re-visit the interactive town to refresh your memory about some community helpers and the services they provide.  Then click on the coin poem and song website to make sure you remember what each coin is worth.  Now pick items you would like to buy from the items I have for sale. Bring the items to me, the cashier, to purchase them.  In order to purchase them, you must count out the exact number of pennies, nickles, dimes, or quarters that the item is worth.  After you have purchased your items, think about some of the other community helpers and what they do for your community. What service do they provide? Who do they help? Where would you find this person? Pick one community helper, then draw and color a picture of the helper providing a service to the community and write one sentence about what the helper is doing.

Steps to Complete Real World Activity

1. Re-visit the interactive town to refresh your memory about some community helpers and the services they provide.

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Click on the coin poem and song website to make sure you remember what each coin is worth.

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Pick items you would like to buy from the items I have for sale. Bring the items to me, the cashier, to purchase them.  In order to purchase them, you must count out the exact number of pennies, nickles, dimes, or quarters that the item is worth.

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Think about some of the other community helpers and what they do for your community and pick one community helper.

5 Draw and color a picture of the helper providing a service to the community and write one sentence about what the helper is doing.

6. Share your finished picture with the group and who your helper is and what service they provide.





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