Learning about MoneyMuch of our math work relates to money and makes learning about and utilizing money much easier, such as skip counting by 5s and 10s, and switching between skip counting and counting by 1s, for example: 5, 10. 15, 20, 21, 22, 23.
We learned a money game today called Race to 25¢
In this game you spin a spinner and add that many pennies. When you get 5 pennies you can trade them in for a nickel. You continue this until you have traded in enough for 5 nickels. You can then trade the 5 nickels for a quarter. The first person to get a quarter wins the game!
We have done some explorations with the different coins and we have learned some poems about each coin to help us remember each coin's value. Race to 25¢ will be coming home in your child's Friday folder today so you can play at home. Money is a great skill to be practicing over the summer.
Learning about Time
We have spent a lot of time this year learning about time in math. The expectation for first graders is telling time to the hour and half hour. All of our students are consistently telling time to the hour but we are continuing to practice with the half hour. We will continue this work until the end of the year. We are also learning about how long a second, minute, and hour are and thinking about how long different kinds of activities take. For example it only takes 1 second to knock down a block tower. It takes 1 minute to build a block tower. We are also learning about the times of the day. You might eat breakfast at 8:00 am and you should be in bed by 8:00 pm.