Monday we celebrated what else?!? President’s day, here is our board, we only have 2 pins this year, but it has a TON of copywork, themes to go with our topical books (below) and some coin based pages, as well! President’s Day Pin Board
The rest of the week we used our pin board for our Money Unit Study and continue on from Presidents to coins, history of money, and so on. Yeah! Like I said last week, there’s probably not a whole lot of kids of the same age getting the same info. They also sorted coins into the different denominations and we chatted a lot about who was on the coins, how you can tell them apart, etc.
We also swung through the library (pre-K story time) and checked out their poster of US Presidents, talked about the election coming up, what they would do if they were president (purple walls and a special library just for them in the white house!), and how all US Presidents before Obama were basically, well, old white dudes. There’s a lot of good stuff in that pin board (above) to keep kids from 4-14 engaged, even if the content is for younger kids, older kids know how to dream big!! We covered a bit of history, social science, talked about what presidents and first ladies do, and so on. It was really a fun week!
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire by deGroat (Washington)
Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Brenner
President’s Day by Peppas (really good info and informs about the pins on our board well)
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Viorst
The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money by Berenstain
Bunny Money (money dice kit) by Krensky
The History of Money by Armentrout
I Can Name Bills and Coins by Wingard-Nelson
Follow the Money by Leedy
Money, Money, Honey Bunny! by Sadler
Money Math with Sebastian Pig and Friends At the Farmer’s Market by Anderson
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent All About Money by Worth (cat in the hat learning library)
Coins from ABC Mouse via youtube
Coin Song via youtube
School House Rock ‘Money’ by Disney pictures
Math For Children Money Schlessinger Media– very good, explains counting change correctly!
I had my 7 year old count out change that added up to a random amount under $1 that I wrote down on a piece of paper. She used plastic coins to count it out, and then transcribed that into code by each amount. Example: $0.15 = 1 D 1 N and so on….She did a lot of double digit addition- this pin is a GREAT one with fun piggy banks on it to give kids a LOT of practice!
Both kids did one of the old pins that was a St. Patrick’s day color by coin as well. They spent a lot of time exploring outside, and even found a penny at the library outside.
7 year old independent reading
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Wilder
Marty the Millionaire by Dadey
Escape from the Carnival of Horrors by Stine (choose your own adventure)
Elsa and Anna All Hail the Queen by David
Elsa and Anna Memory and Magic by David
Elsa and Anna A Warm Welcome by David
Elsa and Anna The Great Ice Engine by David
Elsa and Anna The Polar Bear Piper by David
A Series of Unfortunate Events The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
4 year old reading together
Pig and Pug by Marchesani
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