1-2-3 Come Do Some Money-Related 100-Day Activities With Me
Because Presidents' Day is in February, and presidents are often featured on our currency, I taught a themed-unit on money at this time. Identifying coins and knowing their values, was a Y5 report card standard.
Our 100-Day also fell in February, so I liked to give my students some 100-Day coin ativities, to practice and reinforce the monetary concepts I was trying to teach them.
With that in mind, I just completed a "Making Cents On 100 Day" packet. (Play on the word sense intended.) There's a fun variety of different activities included.
I revamped my Y5's personal favorite, which was "earning" 100 dollar bills with their picture on them.
As a motivational incentive, I showed them the play money I had run off on light green paper. I've included a template in the Making Cents packet, so you can make some for your kiddo's too. Trust me, they will get very excited over this!
My Y5's earned bills through out the day for completing tasks, winning/participating in timed-tasks etc. At the end of the day, students could trade one of their bills for one of their friends.
Hopefully they had earned enough of their own, to collect one from each classmate. I never had a child who hadn't earned enough, as my Y5's really enjoyed our 100-Day activities. Everyone stayed focused and on-task.
I also scattered a class set, on our 100-Day bulletin board that said: You Can Bank On Mrs. Henderson's Y5's Being 100 Days Smarter! I made some bills with my own photograph as well. Children could add a cover and staple their bills into a little booklet if they wanted to. Some preferred to take them home loose.
They could also earn a 100 Dollar Bill bookmark. Challenge students to earn 10 different stickers throughout the day, that they can put on the back of their "Ben Bill" and then count by 10's to 100.
Besides these items, the packet also includes a variety of interesting worksheets, where students trace and write the coin words, tell their values, and figure out an assortment of "how many?" problems.
Children get some scissor fine-motor practice in, by cutting and gluing the matching pictures to the appropriate pages.
There are also several worksheets for skip counting the coins, as well as measuring stacks and lines of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.
Finally, there's a 100-Day writing prompt included in the packet as well.
On the one-hundred dollar bill worksheet, students complete the prompt: "If I had 100, one-hundred dollar bills, I would have _______________ dollars! If I had that much money I would . . ." and ends with: How many one-hundred dollar bills would you need to make 100,000 dollars?
Click on the link to view/download the Making Cents On 100 Day packet. Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to PIN away.
"We've all been counting one-by-one; Hurrah! Hurrah! We've all been counting, oh what fun; Hurray! Hurrah!
We've all been counting one-by-one, and now 100 days are done, so we all go marching up, and down, and all around.
Boom, boom, boom."
These are some different and interesting writing, counting and measuring activities, for your 100-Day celebration, that involve money.
1-2-3 come Enjoy Winter Wonderland With Me!
Oh my! It's really snowing hard, and the winter wonderland swirling outside my office window is spectacular! We are supposed to get 17 inches! Woo hoo! As long as it's winter it might as well snow. There's always the added excitement of a snow day right? So bring it on!
Making templates for my daily tabletop lessons, was a real time saver for me. The repetition empowered my Y5's, as they were familiar with the format and could get right down to business, without wasting time with a lot of directions. To keep things fresh and interesting, I simply changed the clip art.
With this in mind, I designed monthly Fun With Number Worksheets. They review a variey of standards in an interesting way. I used a graphic organizer-format, that's especially beneficial for visual learners. The different clip art (snowmen, snowflakes, mittens, Martin Luther King, penguins, New Years etc.) added variety.
Print, laminate and trim the number cards 1-120. Toss them into a basket. Have a child choose one, as the number students will use to fill in their worksheet with. When kiddo's are done, they can exchange their paper with another child to correct. (Saves you time, and provides extra practice for your kiddo's.)
You can also use these for your sub folder, homework practice, something for early finishers, or assessments. Click on the link to view/download the January Number Fun Packet. If you'd like the Big Bundle number fun packet (105 pages!) that includes all of the months, click on the link.
If you're working on +1 simple addition with your little ones, I think you'll enjoy the snowy +1 Snowman booklet.
Students trace and write the numbers, circle the number in the sequence, add +1 to arrive at a new number and then cut and glue X number of snowflakes around the snowman.
I've also included a graphing extension. Click on the link to grab it. +1 Snowman Addition booklet.
Finally, help review analog and digital time (to the hour and half hour) with the Time For Snow snowman clock matching game. Print the snowman template on white construction paper; laminate and trim. Run off the hatband-time words, the digital time-rectangles and the analog clocks; laminate and trim.
Students choose a time and then match all of the pieces and parts to complete that snowman. Make an extra set and glue together for a "Time For Winter" bulletin board.
Run off the analog clock and digital time box templates, on glossy photo paper. Children trim and glue to their snowman, to make a dry erase digital and analog clock.
Teacher calls out a time and students draw hands on the clock and write in the digital time in the box, using a dry erase marker.
Children hold up their snowman when they are done. This is a quick, easy and fun way to whole-group assess. Students erase that answer and the teacher calls out another time.
Play continues 'til you have reviewed all of the times to the hour or half hour. Click on the link to view/download the Time For Snow matching game.
Thanks for visiting today. I'm off to unbury my snow shovel. Wishing you a warm and snuggly day.
"Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood." -Andy Goldsworthy
Cover a variety of standards with these January-themed winter math worksheets. Use them for your math block, morning work, sub folder, something for early finishers to work on, a math center, or for homework. The template stays the same with changing clip art to keep things fresh and interesting. Students are empowered and get right down to work, because they are familiar with the format.
This packet is perfect for a daily or weekly table top lesson, math center, something for early finishers to do, nice for a sub folder activity, or great practice for a take home worksheet.
This packet is perfect for a daily or weekly table top lesson, math center, something for early finishers to do, nice for a sub folder activity, or great practice for a take home worksheet. I've used the same template and changed the clip art, so you have a variety of worksheets for each month and lots of themes. This Packet will be FREE for an entire year! Woo Hoo. After which time, it will be revamped and included in my whopping 106-page Seasonal Print & Go Daily Math Worksheet packet in my TpT shop. Click on the link to zip on over. For your convenience, I've included a PREVIEW here.
8 pages. Common Core State Standards: RF.K3c, K.G.2
Several standards are covered in this easy-reader booklet that reinforces coins and shapes. Students trace and write the coin word, value and shape word. They trace the shape and then draw it on the pumpkin; cutting and gluing the coin(s) to the matching numbered boxes.
4 pages. A fun way for your students to review the various coins that make up a dollar. Nice plug in when you're studying George Washington in February, or when you are teaching the various coins. Also involves skip counting by 5's & 10's.
You are "Cent-sational"!
This patriotic necklace is perfect for President’s Day.
Make them up ahead of time as a sweet surprise for your students and have them lying on their desk, or let them have the fun of making them as a quick and easy center activity.
This is a nice review of small-medium and large as well as a patriotic color pattern plus the heart and star shapes.
Click on the link to view/download the You Are “Cent-sational”! star necklace patterns.
For another President’s Day activity scroll down to check out A Penny For Your Thoughts!
Get In Shape On President's Day!
A quick and easy little booklet your students will have fun making on President’s Day, is The Dollar Shapes Up.
It’s a nice review of the 6 basic shapes.
Students cut out the shapes and glue them to the matching dollar bills.
To make it more of a keepsake, print off a copy of your class composite, cut your student’s pix into ovals and have them glue their photo to the cover of the booklet.
For an interesting discussion and math extension, inform students that President Washington is on the dollar bill as well as the quarter.
Ask them how many quarters does it take to make a dollar, how many pennies, nickels and dimes?Ask your students what money President Lincoln appears on.
Click on the link to view/download The Dollar Shapes Up booklet.
Be sure and pop back tomorrow for 3 more cute President's Day ideas!