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 Students learn basic money skills.

# What is Money?

Teaching goal – To provide learning experiences that will encourage the student to discover and be challenged in learning, and become acquainted with money.  Includes lesson worksheet and play store activity.

Teaching Objectives:

This project has been designed and structured to provide these basic understandings:

• Money is the exchange tool that we use to purchase goods.
• Money is needed to buy entertainment – like movies and toys.
• If you had money, what would you buy?
• How do you use money to be helpful?

This project has been designed and structured to foster and develop the following attitudes and appreciations of money:

• You are responsible for how you spend money.
• Happiness is being able to share money.
• We all need money, no matter who we are.
• Learning about money can be fun.

Kindergarten - First Grade

WHAT IS MONEY LESSON PLAN

Teaching Materials

• Lesson -What is Money (see below for printable lesson)

Teaching Strategy:

• No time limitations are imposed on this project. The number of students coupled with student interest and delight is the factor determining the duration of this project whether it is two hours, once a week, or two months. Acquiring the knowledge of money at an early age is very advantageous to their peer and adult environment.

Lesson Excerpt:

Procedural Outline:

Explain:

• What is a Penney, a nickel, dime, quarter and half dollar. What is its value?
• Explain that there are two sides to every coin and how to tell the difference.
• Explain that each coin is counted differently and the reason we have five different coins is that each coin represents a different amount of cents. A Penny equals 1 cent. Draw on the blackboard 1¢ (explain the ¢ sign), nickel equals five cents (5¢) and a dime equals 10 cents (10¢) etc. Explain that it would be more difficult to carry a handful of pennies than to carry one coin that is the same equivalency.
• Have the students write a ¢ sign on a piece of paper. Have our students practice writing several numbers with ¢ signs up to 10¢ for example: 1¢, 2¢, 3¢, 4¢, etc.

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Store Activity: Extra and fun.
Equipment needed:

• A cardboard box or something to make a storefront and other buildings such as a movie theater, YMCA, ice cream store, etc.
• A copy machine to print coins for cutouts for students.
• Envelope or container in which to keep paper coins (optional – use monopoly play coins available at any variety store).
• The stores
• Make a play store counter from a large cardboard box that resembles any store checkout counter. This counter will be a store full of necessities like food, clothing, and household items. Pictures cut from a catalog or newspaper could be used as the items in this store.

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Print out the teaching lesson pages and exercise worksheets for use with this lesson:

 WHAT IS MONEY? Printable lesson worksheet and activity.

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