A Chair for My Mother Lesson for Grades 1-3

A Chair for My Mother book cover

Teach income, saving, and savings goals using the book “A Chair for My Mother.”

Students read A Chair for My Mother, about a little girl and her family who save money to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire. Students learn that characters in the book are human resources who save part of the income they earn. Students identify other human resources, discuss how their work allows them to earn income and name strategies that will help them reach a savings goal.

Objectives of this lesson:

Students will be able to

  • define human resources, income, saving, and savings goal;
  • provide examples of human resources,
  • determine a savings goal, and
  • state strategies for reaching a savings goal.

This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 1, 2, and 3.

Book written by Vera B. Williams / ISBN: 068804074-8. This book is in print and available.

Braille and Talking Book versions are available via the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. Library of Congress catalogue numbers are provided for accessible versions. The books can be accessed through BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). The book is available in Braille LCCN 2007992137 and Talking Book LCCN 94976092.

Parents: Learn more about the Q&A using A Chair for My Mother.


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