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A long time ago (in dog years probably) I found this great game called "Clean Up the Money!"
Not only does this game have kids practicing counting coins but . . . using grid coordinates!
We are working on using grid coordinates in Social Studies.
Here's what Mathwire says about this game:
Clean Up the Money! Game: this 2-player game challenges students to toss 2 dice, form a coordinate pair, then collect the coin from that space, if there is one. First students alternate placing quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies on the gameboard. Then students toss a regular die and a special die (A-B-C-D-E-F) to form the coordinate pair and remove the coin from the matching space. Variations of the game are given but students must always find the value of their coins to identify the winner of the game so they get plenty of practice sorting and counting coins. NOTE: Buy wooden cubes at craft stores to create the ABCDEF die or use labels to cover the faces of a regular die.
So, we are playing this game tomorrow.
Some of my darlings just can't get a handle on the money thing. Arg!
I also have my observation tomorrow.
Fingers are crossed that a certain little nugget (love that term from don't recall who) is absent. If so all will go well. If not, then . . .
yike-a-roni-soup . . .
I am in for it!
"No meds since Thanksgiving boy" is driving everyone nuts including me. He is as loud as a freight train and less capable than my special needs kiddos. Add a dollop of defiance and a sprinkling of potty mouth and you get the picture.
Anyway, if your kiddos need some coin counting practice go snag yourself this little ol' game. You'll be glad you did.