That Makes Cents

Hey y'all! What a great Wednesday. My class has really "gotten" what I want from their writing and what some of them wrote today was AMAZING. Y'all would not believe some of the details my kids are putting in. More on that later this week!

We've been learning about coins for the past week and a half. Last Thursday we started learning about the quarter. Me: {showing poster of poem that has a picture of the quarter on it} "Quarter, quarter, big and bold..." My Firstie: "Big and BALD?! Well...I guess that makes sense. That guy on the quarter is kind of bald." Ha ha! Me: "Ha ha! It's quarter, quarter, big and BOLD...._____ I just love you! You sure are a fun girl!"

First grade really is the best!

Anyway... I have about four students who are still struggling with being able to recognize coins and tell me their values. I created a coin memory game to help my kiddos. Click on the picture to grab your copy!


  1. THanks so much - I have a few that struggle with this too. I've told their parents countless times that they need to help them out because if they don't have this basic concept there's no way they'll be able to move on and count them....oy!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  2. Love the student helper page....just right for my offices :)
    Swamp Frog First Graders

  3. Looks great!! Also, what is the name of the font you use for your blog titles? Thanks.

    Miss J
    Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

  4. Hey Jennifer!
    What program is it in? I tried opening it and my computer doesn't recognize it...

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

    1. Jen- not sure what happened. The link worked. Then it didn't. I deleted it and uploaded the file again so now it should work. It's a pdf so you shouldn't have any issues!

  5. Thank you for sharing! I have a few kiddos who are really struggling with identifying money. And I know it's not going to be good going back to it after a week of spring break without some MAJOR review!

  6. Thanks for sharing this. We're starting money this week and this will be a terrific activity.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  7. This will be so good for money recognition for my 2nd graders who come in not quite getting it. Thanks!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad