Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Week 12: Money

Last weeks (or 2 weeks ago) topic on Birds went pretty well...
we did a ton of craft projects, but no bird counting.

Every time we found a good time to go outside and count birds,
there were none in sight- go figure.

By the time the weather cleared up,
the week was over and the Backyard Birdcount was over.
I plan to take Lily outside this week to identify some birds using pictures.

Lately, I have been asking Lily what topic she would like to learn about next, and she said "Money"

ok...here goes

Books:

Isabel's Car Wash by Bair, Sheila.

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Making Cents by Robinson, Elizabeth Keeler

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Sorting money by Marks, Jennifer

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Money, money, Honey Bunny! by Sadler, Marilyn.

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The pickle patch bathtub by Kennedy, Fran

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Willimena and the cookie money by Wesley, Valerie Wilson.

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My rows and piles of coins by Mollel, Tololwa M.

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Crafts

Paper Mache Piggy Bank- We were just talking about paper mache' today, and Lily wants to do it, so why not make a piggy bank!

We already have out Giving, Saving & Spending Jars from the chores week, so I thought I could have her decorate them...we'll probably do Mod Podge with Tissue Paper.


Songs:

One A Penny- From Marcia's Lesson Links- GREAT SITE!

The Money Rap- Yup, I'm gonna rap :)

Well, I know a song
It's really kind of funny
It's all about coins
And learning to count money.

Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters

Now a penny means one (hold out 1 finger)
And a nickel means five (hold out 5 fingers)
Dimes are worth ten (hold out 10 fingers)
And quarters twenty five (flash... 10 twice & then 5)

Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters

Five pennies in a nickel
(hold out 1 hand- fingers stretched)
Two nickels in a dime
(hold out 2 fingers)
Five nickels in a quarter
(hold out 1 hand - fingers stretched)
You'll know it every time!
(using both hands do a downward motion)

Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Yeah!!!

Three Little Nickels
A Fingerplay

Three little nickels in a pocketbook new,
(hold up three fingers)
One bought a peppermint, and then there were two,
(bend down one finger)
Two little nickels before the day was done,
One bought an ice cream cone, and then there was one
(bend down another finger)
One little nickel I heard it plainly say,
"I'm going into the piggy bank for a rainy day!"

Snacks

I think we'll make some cookies and we'll use icing and label them 1 cent, 5 cents and 10 cents, and act like its money...I'll probably have about $1.50's worth :) Couldn't really find much else online...any ideas?





2 comments:

Elise said...

The paper mache piggy bank is a neat idea and it will be so much fun to make.

What about sorting money using a sorting tray. We also use our pretend money and cash register quite often when we play shopping games. You could also set up some sort of eye spy adventure where your daughter needs to go and spy things (with prices listed next to them)and she can buy them (put them in a special bag) after she gives you the correct money.

I'll be interested to see what other ideas you come up with for this.

The Mommy Teacher said...

All of your ideas sound great Elise! We have been out of sorts lately with everyone being sick...I am just now getting back on track with doing activities with Lily. I like the sorting tray idea a lot!
Thanks!

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