Happy Sunday friends! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. I have my first observation on Monday morning so I’ve been stressing about it this weekend. I’m ready for Monday to be over. Fall break starts on Thursday so I am definitely ready for that. We only get two days but it’s better than nothing.
I have been teaching money for the past week. It is not my favorite math unit to teach. For some reason, first grade doesn’t teach money in our math series so it’s been very slow going. I’ve been looking for anything that will help my kiddos count money.
One idea that I have found that helps is Hairy Money. This is not my idea but whoever thought of it is a genius.
|Font from Rowdy in Room 300, Clipart from DJ Inkers, Frame from JW Illustrations|
The kids add a hair to help them count each coin by fives. I told my kids that the poor penny is bald because he doesn’t have any hair and the nickel has a mohawk. They got a kick out of how hairy the half dollar is. This has really helped them count coin combinations.
I also created a math practice sheet to see if they remember how to count money after the weekend.
|Font from Rowdy in Room 300, Clipart from DJ Inkers|