Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Kindergarten Counts Money...

We have been learning all about coins. We know that pennies are worth one cent, nickels are worth 5 cents, dimes are worth 10 cents and quarters are worth 25 cents. Everyday we combine coins to match the number of days we have been in school. Some of us are still at the beginning stages of counting money; but others are quite good at it. We have little center of COINS in our class. We have books about money, coin stamps and REAL coins. We can sort the coins, compare them, look at them under a magnifying glass and of course, COUNT them. Take a look at how well Alex and Michael can count coins. We are constantly impressed by how well they count coins. GREAT job Alex and Michael. Keep up the good work!



2 comments:

debrennersmith said...

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I remember teaching this concept to my second graders.

Cindy said...

I taught it in second grade too. Typically, we focus on pennies and dimes in our Kindergarten classes, but these two boys and a few others are outstanding at counting money...so we let them have at it in the Money Center. (I created it for them to explore more deeply) It's interesting to watch as they share what they know with some of the others in class.