Friday, February 7, 2014

C is for COST

Talking about the cost of something can get pretty involved! 

This morning I have already had to reschedule two meetings and figure out how to gather six people to create a project for my son's school. Although I did not take out my wallet while negotiating any of those moments, each involves cost.

The lemonade stands the kids create and the shoes the big kids sell on line involve the costs of the ingredients as well as the cost of the transportation to get all those pieces. Sometimes it is easy to see that the sugar cost $5.00 and the lemons cost $3.00 but sometimes the costs of time and commitment are less clear.

Helping kids understand that the money matters for sure but so does the time and investment of focused energy might help them to take even more pride in that lemonade stand ! 

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