A couple of weeks ago I had an idea for an independent, differentiated money activity. My idea was to put a bunch of coins in a money bag (selecting coins according to students' needs) and create a group of tasks that could be completed with any bag of money. I decide to make cloth money bags and began to search for some fabric with dollar signs... While looking online, I stumbled across a Bank Robber Money Bag tutorial. Well, it was a little more than I had planned on doing, but they were so darn cute that I had to make some (with black and bright colors, of course). I also adapted the size of the bag for my needs. Here is how they turned out!
I had the tasks floating around in my head and finally got them put together. You can get these task sheets in my TpT store by clicking the cover below!
Be as creative or as simple as you want with your money bags...
Problem Solving Discussion Fans
I created some problem solving discussion fans to help guide my students' discussions with one another during independent work time. Rich math discussions are an important way students learn, and these discussion do not always need to take place in a whole/small group, teacher directed setting. Students can pair up and use discussion fans during guided math rotations, center/workstation time, at the end of a day's lesson, etc. I am always amazed by my students' thoughtful discussion! Teachers can also keep a fan handy during whole or small group time.
Get ahold of a copy of my Problem Solving Discussion Fan in my TpT store--includes suggestions for use and directions for assembly.
"READ" Back to School Bunting
I created a "READ" bunting with my new chalkboard bunting backgrounds...
Font by KG Fonts
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