We have been working hard on mastering counting coins to $1.00. Many of my students this year have struggled with this skill! To help get a few reluctant students more engaged, I decided to add in a little craftivity plus writing!
Everyone student was engaged and very excited to create their very own pot of gold! I tried to set this up as easy as possible, since I was also having students work on some independent math work at the same time. I have to get in as much counting coins as possible!
As I was setting up this activity before math, I decided to quickly print out shamrocks sorting. The unit now includes shamrock shorting sheets with each section labeled with a coin. I also wrote a value that I wanted each individual child to use. This allowed me to easily differentiate the lesson! Students wrote how many they needed of each coin in the correct “space” after the step below!
On the back of the shamrock sorting sheet, students had to draw the value. My para (half time) and I then walked around and asked each student to count their coins back to us. This was a great way to get a quick assessment!
I had planned on having each student write a story problem using the value they created. However, our math lesson went over into a little bit of our writing time! So, I then changed my plan and asked students to write a story using their value.