Even though the students have been working with money since day 1 of school during morning meeting, we begin our in depth unit on money with our Presidents and US Symbols unit.
The students collect a total of 10 coins for the piggy banks and then count how much is in each bank.
Coin Toss Game
The student predicts if heads or tails will win. Toss and record the results.
Spin a Nickel
When a student collects 5 pennies he can trade up for a nickel. The first one to collect five nickels trades up for a quarter and wins the game!
The student picks a card, finds the coordinates on the board and collects his treasure. At the end of the game the children are encouraged to count how much money they collected.