Saturday, March 9, 2013

We're in the Money and a FREEBIE for you!

Wooo Hooo!  Finally finished with teaching about telling time, we are beginning counting money next week.  I'm excited about introducing my Pot O' Pounds St. Patrick's Day Money games to my class, and to you.  Click on the cover to link to my TPT store to get yours.

Each game has three levels of play, beginning with counting the same coins, moving to mixed coins in order of amount, and finally mixed coins in no particular order.  We'll be playing these games this week, along with reviewing three-digit addition and subtraction, without algorithms, with this FREEBIE for you (just right click to copy, then paste into word, publisher, or your choice of programs).  I plan on just calling out the answers, using green jelly beans as markers, and letting the kiddos try to get four in a row to win...

St. Patty's is my birthday, too, so I bring on the Irish this week.  While we study the cultural contributions of other nations to ours, I always use holiday celebrations to demonstrate these.  For example, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, and St. Patrick's Day are fun, easy holidays to use to show second graders differences in our country and others, as well as what immigrants have brought and added to our melting pot!  This week, I have plans for reading these books.  With a nice mix of fiction and non-fiction, we should be able to learn plenty of reading strategies and skills, as well as learning about Ireland and St. Patrick.

Be sure to stop by my store later in the week for my "Happy Birthday to Me Sale"!
Brooke

13 comments:

  1. I am loving how God brought us together. My niece has a birthday on the 17th and it is my birthday today. =)

    I would be honored and humbled if you could be an official follower of my blog.

    Blessings to you!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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