So today I actually dealt with an adult issue – paying rent. I had the money for it but needed to rearrange where the money was. I felt very official transferring from my accounts so I could write a check while my roommate got her cash together 🙂 it is nice to be an adult (when you can pull it off!)
Since I want to be a second grade teacher, it is important to have fun ways to teach coins and counting with money. The books and pairing game on this website look great for explaining what the coins are and adding on. I was thinking I would have the students split into groups (each with a book) and see what they can discover about counting money. Having children learn from each other and figure out the knowledge is much more beneficial than simply teaching them what a quarter, nickel, and dime stand for. We would do a compare and contrast chart with the coins during the discussion (if no one brings it up, I would give a leading question). I look forward to trying this out when I become a teacher!