Friday, March 15, 2013

Money Boot Camp

We finished our week off with money boot camp.  The kids had a blast!!  We started each day of our boot camp marching and singing the Honey Bunny Money song (not really army chant, but it worked LOL).  We found it at the following:


After singing the chant, we called groups up to the front of the room where they had to stand in a straight line.  (After having boot camp last week, they were really good at standing in a straight line with straight backs.  :-))   Check them out! 


They were each given a coin and the other groups had to work together to determine the amount of money the group had.  They then wrote it on their whiteboards.  If they got it right, they patted themselves on the back, but if they missed it, they owed us some exercises. 



After practicing a few of these, we put them with partners and passed out movie tickets that each had an amount on them.  They had to use their play money and get the coins out to pay for each movie.  We got this idea from teachertipster.com.


Wednesday was the last day with kids since we had parent teacher conferences on Thursday and then spring break.  So, we decided that after practicing counting coins the days before, we would show a movie on Wednesday.  The kids had to use their play money to pay for the movie and we opened up what we called a concession stand where they could come buy pop, popcorn, and candy with their play money.  They really thought this was neat! 

Luckily, we had some other teachers in the building that were available and more than happy to help us with it!  This made our concession stand go a lot faster and smoother. 






We our now officially on spring break and the temperature outside right now is 76 degrees ( I love it!).  But, rain and cooler weather is on its way.  :-( 

Any of you start your spring break yet?  If not, when do you start?

Enjoy your weekend!  Kristi

4 comments:

  1. That sounds like a fun time! Enjoy your spring break. Mine doesn't start for one more week. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. Hope you have a good spring break and hopefully you will get some nice weather. :-)

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  2. Thanks for the videos and ideas! My kids really need some help with money.
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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    1. We needed to spend some more time on the money as well. The kids really seemed to grasp the concept better after completing the boot camp. Plus they really had a good time doing it. :-)

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