I introduced money yesterday, and it went great, so I thought I'd share! First off, we did an anchor chart to show our schema and what we learned about money from reading some nonfiction texts and watching a United Streaming video. I also showed the students money from different countries, which they thought was pretty neat.
Then, I tried something new to teach my students about the coins and their values, and I am so glad I did! The kids loved it, and it was definitely a nice change to the usual Money Tree Map we make when learning about the coins (don't get me wrong--the tree map was great, but I was getting a little bored). What did we make, you ask? A money sorting wallet, of course! Here are a few pictures of the finished product:
The wallets were pretty simple to make...Here's how:
First, fold a regular sheet of construction paper "hot dog style." Then, cut it down the middle. Each sheet of construction paper will make two wallets this way, which makes them a little easier on your wallet, too!
After cutting, fold the half sheet into thirds to create a folded "wallet."
Lastly, have the students glue on money sorting sheets, color the coins, and sort the different names for each coin onto the wallet. Piece of cake!
If you'd like to make a Money Sorting Wallet with your students, just click the picture below to steal it for a dollar from my TPT store!
Have a great rest of the week!