The Orchard School Kindergarten is a dynamic program whose curriculum is driven by both the teachers and the childrens ideas. One activity we do repeat annually is the Bakery. The children earn money to buy ingredients, either through a local bank loan of $50 or by making things to sell. They rotate jobs of cook, seller, timer helper and banker. The banker counts the money daily and is responsible for its safe keeping overnight. Parents buy our baked goods (one recipe a day, alternating healthy and sweet offering) at pick up time. Prices range from 20¢ to 50¢ .We usually earn over $200 for 15 days of operation. The children recieve a $5 paycheck and the rest of the money is spent on new materials for their classroom which they select as a group. This is a meaningful introduction to money, economics and what it is like to have a job.