I just wanted to send a quick update to let you know that we will be starting a new math chapter…MONEY!  I know a lot of us do not even use coins anymore (plastic is way easier!), but our students are required to learn the values and totals of groups of coins.  We are working with the quarter, dime, nickel, and penny.  Students need to be able to identify each coin and know its’ worth.  That’s where I need YOUR HELP!

If you could, PLEASE help your child memorize these coins and their values.  This could be as simple as a 2 minute drill each day.  Ask your child the name and value of each coin when seeing it either from the front or back.   Then, it would be great to help your child count similar coins first (using skip counting), and then mixed coins.  Again, I know this seems very redundant, but it’s what your student needs!  We will work with difficult word problems, and if we don’t know basic values, this will be VERY challenging for all!

Again, thank you for your help! 🙂