Let me just start with this cuteness right here….
I mean… her love for teaching just shines through! This week in Kori’s class, they are all about basketball. She has transformed her classroom into a Basketball Bonanza! They have integrated the basketball theme into reading and math! For math they are learning all about coins and personal financial literacy. In reading they are focusing on Salt in His Shoes and Hoop Genius!
Today when I went into her classroom to have fun with the kiddos, I focused on making deposits and withdrawals! First off, we started learning all about deposits and withdrawals. Then, we used these little paddles to respond to different financial scenarios. Students held up the sign that matched what was being described.
After we went through several scenarios, we played a little game called Moving Money!
Students spun to see if they were going to make a deposit or withdrawal.
If students landed on deposit, they counted the coins and added those coins to the side of the court that says “In the Bank.”
If they landed on “withdrawal” students had to move money from their bank to their wallet.
If students didn’t have enough money in the bank to make a withdrawal, they had to wait until they spun “deposit.” This really helped the students to understand that you cannot take money from the bank that you have not put into it!
However, if they spun “deposit” they could take money from their wallet or from their extra coins to add to their bank account. We pretended our extra coins to the side were symbolizing income earned. So, they could either deposit their income or the money they had in their wallet. We stopped every once in a while to total up the coins that we had in the bank and the coins we had in the wallet! This integrated counting coins and comparing as well!
All of my activities above come from 2nd Grade Magic of Math Unit 5.