Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hairy Money {and a freebie}

This week my intervention groups have been reviewing money. If you don't know, this year, I am the Title 1 tutor for 2nd grade and pull groups to work on reading and math. I do miss being in the classroom, but I also am enjoying the change!

This week we are visiting money and my student are just loving my "Cha Ching" money unit!

We started off the week with working on identifying coins and how much they are worth. We worked on this fun little worksheet to show what we knew about coins.

Now counting groups of like coins is easy. Just counting by 1's, 5's, and 10's for pennies, nickels, and dimes, but for quarters and mixed groups of coins, it can get hard. So I teach my students a fun little trick called "Hairy Money". Believe me, it's a life saver when those babies struggle with mixed coins and having to switch between counting by 1's, 5's, and 10's.


After learning about "Hairy Money" we did a little practice with counting mixed coins. As you can see, Hairy Money is in full practice!


We will continue working on identifying and counting coins using my "Counting Coins" book. It's always a hit with my kids!






Once I feel that my kiddos have a good grasp on identifying coins and counting them, we will move onto word problems that deal with money. We will work through our "Super Hero Word Problems" book.

You may notice that the word problems don't go in order. I did that on purpose so the students have to pay attention as they go :) I know, I know. Sneaky sneaky!

Then my favorite activity is "Time to Go Shopping!" My students will take these pictures and decide how much each item will cost. Then they will cut it out and glue it on a piece of construction paper and draw one way to make that amount with coins. I promise to post pictures once we do this project! It's always a blast! 

Click on the picture to get your own copy of "Time to Go Shopping!" to use with your kids!


Hope you are having a good week and to make things fun, the first person to comment with their email will get this unit for FREE! :)
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14 comments:

  1. These activities look like so much fun! lizs517@hotmail.com

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    1. Congrats! Unit is heading your way :)

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    2. Thanks! I love your "hairy" money strategy!

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  2. Brand new follower! Love the hairy money. Reminded me of touch math, but I think my kids will enjoy it so much more! First graders love stuff like that!! Thanks so much for sharing the great ideas!

    Christa
    sweetlifeofsecond

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  3. My class absolutely loved your unit too!!! You have saved me time and time again this year with your great products!!! Thanks again!

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    1. You are just the sweetest!!! I'm so glad you are LOVING first!!! It's such a fun grade!

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  4. I would LOVE if I could get the money book. I am a new teacher and this is so great

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  5. I would LOVE if I could get the money book. I am a new teacher and this is so great

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  6. I would love to get the money book. I am new to 2nd grade and my kids would love to have this and would catch on quickly. afarless83@gmail.com

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  7. I am going to try the hairy monster hair for counting coins!!

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  8. Hi! I know this was a long time ago, but i'd love to get this unit!! Thanks!!
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  9. This is a great resource to reinforce my money unit. I'm also looking for materials for a bulletin board and this looks perfect!

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