first grade -teaching money

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  1. Carolyn

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    Any easy way to teach money concepts to first graders? Anyone reccommend touch math money? I'm being observed by my principal on Tuesday and was needing a good lesson. Thanks
     
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    I am planning on trying touch money this year. Is this your first money lesson or do the kids already know the coins? To start out last year, we learned to identify the coins (sang songs) and their amounts. We sorted piles of coins. Later, we began to count the coins. You could start with a read-aloud, maybe Follow the Money.
     
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    if it is your first lesson there are some really cute money songs to teach amounts and what they look like....
    if it is a later lesson you can integrate money and number counting....1s, 5s, 10, 25s and do something on a number grid

    what is touch money?
     
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    Have the parents send in REAL COINS- the plastic school ones don't cut it.

    'Alexander who used to be rich last Sunday' is a great book for an observation. Put 1oo pennies in center of circle. As you read, have kids count out how much money is spent each time Alex purchases/loses/spends money.
     
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    I love using touch money. If your children can count by 5's then they will do fine with touch money. I find it very useful and when they are more familiar with counting money (i.e. 3 quarters = 25, 50, 75 cents) then they will not need to use touch money. I use this program all the time and it is great for children who are very visual and tactile.

    Good luck with the lesson.
     
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    There is a great Greg and Steve song, Piggy Bank, that teaches money. Also I use a chant and my students love it. I heard it at a conference but I don't know who gets the credit, sorry! And I think there is more to it but this is all we do:

    Penny, Nickel, Dime, Quarter
    Penny, Nickel, Dime, Quarter

    Now a penny is one and a nickel is five
    A dime is ten and a quarter's twenty-five.

    Penny, Nickel, Dime, Quarter
    Penny, Nickel, Dime Quarter
     
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    Here's a cool money rap that my 2nd graders learned and recited everyday. I taught it to them as a rap and tried to act cool while singing it and it went over well!!!!! They learned coins and values of coins quickly!!

    Money Rap

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

    Now a penny means one!
    A nickel means five!
    A dime is worth ten!
    And a quarter twenty-five!

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

    Five pennies in a nickel!
    Two nickels in a dime!
    Five nickels in a quarter!
    You'll know it everytime!

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

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