A Glance at the Week


A glance at the week:

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


  • 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. 


  • 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 


"Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter" 

"Shake Your Piggy Bank" 


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