# A Glance at the Week

A glance at the week:

Math-   The student will recognize coin money: pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.

Centers/Activities:

• Coin Rubbings: The students will create rubbings of coins on pieces of paper
• Treasure Chest: The students will sort the coins in a "treasure chest"
• Magnets and Magnifiers: The students will explore various coins with magnets and magnifiers
• Burried Treasure: The students will search for the burried treasure in the sand
• Clean the Penny: The students will use several ingredients to determine what cleans a penny
• Buy a Letter: The students will identify the number of letters in their name and then use pennies (one per letter) to buy the stickers to create their name
• Candy Store: The students will use pennies to purchase "bubble gum"

Literacy- The student will recognize both the letter 'Gg' and the letter sound that 'Gg' makes.

Centers/Activities:

• Letter Detectives: The students will search for letters around the classroom
• Writing: The students will write stories while trying to include the letter Gg as much as possible
• White Boards: The students will use the white boards to practice forming the letter Gg
• ABC: The students will identify various letters and sight words while playing "Ice the Cupcake" (played by having a cupcake tray with cupcake wrappers, which have letters and sight words written on them.  The student softly tosses a pebble into one of the trays.  If the child can identify the word/letter, then they can "ice" the cupcake by placing a piece of white tissue paper on top) and "Floating Letters" (played by placing ping pong balls with letters written on them into the water table.  If the student can identify a letter, they can place it in their cup.  The student whose cup is "heavier" is the winner.  That child receives a high five, nothing more- competition is not the object of the game).

Unit- The student will recognize American symbols including the American flag

• Students will identify differences between the current American flag and the first American flag created by Betsy Ross
• Students will create a flag that represents their life
• Students will help to create a classroom flag

Songs:

"Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter"

"Shake Your Piggy Bank"

Books:

Just a Piggy Bank by Mercer Mayer

Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells

Coin County by Jim Talbot

Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Sunday by Judith Viorst

If You Made a Million by David M. Schwartz & Steven Kellogg

**Most material for the money unit came from Education Oasis: http://www.educationoasis.com