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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Preschool--Money, All about Pennies!

So, first let me appologize for the lack of photos...my hubby and sister in law are in historic Philadelphia and have my camera.

This past week (aka 2 days of school) were spent focusing on the Penny! We managed to use pennies in almost ever area of study.

For math:
sorted coins, counted the number of pennies and other coins, talked about which had most etc.
We discussed the penny specifically..a penny=1
Used pennies to add and subtract small sums.
Did a great worksheet (that showed both the front and back of the penny because it took Kaelyn all of two seconds to discover that their was a difference) for counting Pennies

For Geography/history:
 I visited the US Mint's website and we studied the history of Abraham Lincoln by looking at the various backs of coins and the stages of life the represented! We are still working on this section, but we also used the map to look at how far away California (where my Sister in Law lives) is from New Jersey, and then we began to look at the states that Lincoln lived in.  http://www.usmint.gov/kids/teachers/lessonPlans/cents/_k01.pdf


For Science/Art:
We did Sun Prints using various coins to block out the sun on construction paper
Rubbed prints of a penny on copy paper and used the pennies to make shapes and rubbed copies of flowers etc.

For Writing/Reading:
We read tons of non-related books, but Kaelyn did manage to write her thank  you notes for her birthday and I was shocked to realize that she could read her own handwriting. She would pick up a card, look at what she wrote and then proceed to draw a picture for that particular friend...it was CRAZY!

Anna worked on her colors, singing her alphabet and counting. She's really experiencing a vocabulary growth spurt and I'm loving the concepts, charm, and humor she has brought into our lives.

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4 comments:

welcome to our wonderland said...

what an awesome week! you rock as a teacher!!!

sbswtp said...

What a great post! Such a good theme:)

KJ said...

Looks like a fun week (or 2 days ;) )! This is my first time at your blog, came from Homeschool Creations link up.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Great week! The coin lesson sounds like a lot of fun, and you even managed to add some history.