And so, I'm back.
As a quick reminder, I teach a self contained class of 10 3rd and 5th grade students this year. The range of abilities is wide and so
Here are a few resources I have found that may help YOU when teaching about this topic in your classroom.
#1: The Money Song
This song is super quick and easy to learn, super addictive, and serves as a great brain break as well. My kids' faces light up when we play and sing along to this song. For some of my 3rd graders who are working on coin names it's a fun way to see and say the names of the coins. For others it's a quick and easy way to remember some of the more common coin combinations.
#2: An Anchor Chart
We started out on a hundreds chart but eventually moved to this chart where we could practice "Counting by Coins". We do still spend time on the hundreds chart especially to practice "counting by dimes" starting at numbers like 25. The kids love getting to be the teacher and pointing to the chart as the class practices together!
#3 Math Stations
So I won a joke contest last week. Teacher by the Beach (formerly the Teacher's Cauldron) was looking for kid friendly jokes on Facebook. I have a go to favorite so I submitted and won!
What do nosy peppers do?
They get ja-la-pen-io business!
So, so funny :) Anyways, she offered to send me any item from her store. WOW! Super generous :) Since we were going into money I picked her "Learning With Money" pack. My kids are now, at the end of the week, at a place where they can use some of the games. They are loving them so far!
Learning With Money
That's about it so far. Have a great weekend!