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Change - What's Change?



Change - What's Change?

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     challenging words:    positively, generally, chameleon, jiggle, dress-up, actually, word, costs, piggy, bills, change, flow, hear, when, endless, loose


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Change - What's Change?
By Mary Perrin
  

1     When you hear the word "change," what comes to mind? You may think about changing your clothes, changing a light bulb, or how a chameleon can change its skin color. Your skin color doesn't change like a chameleon's, but you do change. You change your clothes. You change which toys are your favorite ones to play with. Your feelings change. You may even decide to change your favorite color from orange to green. The word change simply means to turn something you know into something new or different.
 
2     There is also another kind of change. If a candy bar costs sixty cents and you give the clerk a five dollar bill, the clerk will hand you your change. The change he gives you may contain both dollar bills and coins. Have you ever heard your grandpa jiggle the coins in his pocket? He might call these coins his loose change. Loose change is generally what you would put into your piggy bank. When you think of money, change can actually have two different meanings. Change is the money you get back when you buy something. It .....
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