the concept of the day: 4 quarters is the same amount of money as 1 dollar.
i acted out a few scenarios of buying flour (because i wanted a tie in to our book rosie’s walk with that quiet fox) and when the clerk told me my total was one dollar, i gave either a dollar bill or 4 quarters. thanks to my son i had a whole collection of quarters to show. next we would glue 4 “quarters” on a “dollar bill.” this was also a project to practice making small dots of glue with a glue bottle. my own kindergarten daughter thinks this is a very important school skill. these photos show how i prep many of our activities. we usually go to circle time and i explain or demonstrate something first.
to make our quarters more realistically shiny, we added glitter! the first day the glitter was on the table in a small tub, but i wished for more room. the next day we put the glitter in our “i spy” table. hee hee hee.
sparkle and shine.
4 thoughts on “q is for (4) quarters (equals 1 dollar)”
Such appropriate math fun!
When we have gluing projects at preschool we chant, “A dot, a dot, a dot does a lot.” :)
hey! i’m going to start that!
thanks for the tip.
do you use regular sized glue bottles or the really small ones?