kids and money
Our letter of the day was M for money. We started by looking at images of money and talked about their names and value. Then, we counted to ten with pennies and sang a rhyme about three little dollars. We read You can’t buy a dinosaur with a dime and Count on Pablo, books about counting, earning, and spending money. After reading, students visited stations to gain exposure for what money looks and feels like and how money is used. We had a coin rubbing station, where students put coins under pieces of paper, rubbed the paper with crayons, and then matched the rubbings with the coins. Our other stations were similar to Evening Storytime. We had a Market, restaurant, and post office where students could work at the stations to earn money. As the students left, they used their money to buy chips and salsa from the market stand, just like in Count on Pablo. Their take-home activity sheet gave them the opportunity to design their own dollar bills and coins.