Our math program does a good job covering whole group lessons, but I needed some things to help beef up my math work stations.
Counting out some coins with our whole group lesson
Enter The Teacher's Cauldron...
She has two awesome money packs full of games and activities!
Here we are playing some of the games!
Making a spinner with a pencil and a paperclip!
Playing a game on the carpet.
The other way I'm working on counting money and skip counting is by using a classroom economy. I picked up this awesome unit from Surfin' Through Second. My class is nuts about it! We still use our clip chart, but throwing some money into the mix just helps the kids stay more engaged. I'm loving it so much!!
Here are my two bankers cashing in student paychecks. They love using the date stamp!
I also made this Fine Jar. When they clip down for misbehavior, they have to pay me $5! I made this out of a carmel corn jar and used a kitchen knife and kitchen scissors to cut the slit. Then I covered it in green contact paper, cut letters from card stock on my Cricut, and adhered them with ModPodge. When students end the day with their clip above green, they get an extra $10 and a raffle ticket. At the end of the week, I pick a ticket and one of them will win the whole pot of money!
Corinna suggested to make origami wallets to keep our money in, so we did!
Check out this video for directions. I showed it to my class and we would watch, pause, make, then watch again! It was perfect!
How do you like to teach money?