Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TPT and Money and Leap Year and...

For some reason, I'm having trouble sleeping tonight...so what am I doing? Blog stalking and school planning and other things that are not exactly conducive to trying to sleep. But, anyway...

I'm so excited that I won Jeannie's 100 followers giveaway over at Class Full of Special Kinders! Spending money at TPT? Yes, please! Thank you SO much to Jeannie! Everyone, go check out her blog - she's awesome!

We are doing a lot of fun Dr. So-and-So activities this week, and I keep forgetting to bring my classroom camera home to upload pictures of what we're doing. So, at home I'm continuing to get ready for our unit on money for the month of March. This is a bit daunting for me - for some reason, money is a tough concept for my kids. We are going to be working on identifying and counting coins...but my kids also need something super-practical. How many times do you pay for something using coins, after all? (One of my kids' moms told me that her kid calls her credit card "money" and knows nothing about "real" money - wow.)

So, I created this little activity - it incorporates one to one correspondence and the kids will have to figure out if they have enough dollars to pay for certain items. My kids have been exposed to paying using "real" (paper) money when we go on outings to stores...but clearly they need some more practice. If you want to snag the activity, it's here on my TPT store. It's differentiated for kids who need practice with exact dollar amounts, and also those who can round up to the next dollar when there's change involved.


Speaking of TPT, if I did it right, my TPT store (all two not-free items, not much but it's something!) will be 20% off for Leap Day, all day Wednesday! If you add the TPT promo code L2P9Y you'll get an additional 10% off! I'm definitely going to be blasting through my wishlist...how about you?

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on your win! We're starting money soon too and it can be tough for my first graders.

    Andrea
    Stepping Into First Grade

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    1. Good luck to you and your firsties when you start money, too!

      Kara

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  2. This looks awesome! Can't wait to try it out! :)

    New follower :)

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

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  3. Just came across your blog and so glad I did. :) I noticed you are working on money skills for the month of March. Do you happen to use the Unique Learning System curriculum with your students? I was just wondering because the March unit for Unique is about money and I'm always looking for fresh ideas to incorporate into the curriculum for my students. Would love to connect with other special education teachers using this curriculum.

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    1. Hi - yes, I use ULS in my classroom :) I use the Intermediate level. I'm excited to connect with another special ed teacher, especially one who is using ULS! I am following your blog, and would love to hear more about your classroom!

      Kara
      Spedventures

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  4. You have an amazing blog! Stop by my blog and see the One Lovely Blog Award I gave you!

    LifeInSpecialEducation

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