Monday, October 14, 2013

Money, money, money!

Remember that song from being a kid? Money, money, mon-ey.. now the skies are sunny! I'm excited because we are starting a new math topic this week: Money!

I thought I'd share some of my super favorite activities for my class. Maybe you can use them too!

In Kindergarten, we mainly focus on being able to identify and tell the value of the coins. But we always like to go a little bit above and beyond a bit too. Here are my top 5 activities:

#1- I love, love Jack Hartman's song- Show Me the Money! Give each of your students a set of coins: penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. They show each coin as they go through the song. It's so, so much fun (after introducing and practicing them a couple of days:) )!

#2-  These books are adorable AND free! There is one for each book. This year we are focusing on one coin each day, so one book each day this week! Click the picture to grab your copy!
You can use these coin booklets to introduce and/or review US coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter). The pages in these booklets can be cut apart an...

#3- I love graphing activities with coins. I found these through a link on Pinterest. Tara West has some AH-mazing math items. This one is perfect!
Help with tallies

#4- I love graphing with coins and making games (concentration/memory). Check out this pack that I have in my store (on sale through tonight!!)
Contagious Coin Differentiated Activity Packet

#5- I also love to tie in science (five senses with what the kiddos notice) AND history (who's on each coin?). This is the chart that I'll be making this year:

What is your favorite coin activity? Leave a comment and I'll pick someone to win my Contagious Coin pack!

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