Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Caps for Sale! A New Twist!

This quarter in our first grade community we are learning about goods and services as well as counting money.  I read aloud the book "Caps for Sale" by Esphyr Slobodkina, and as a class we discussed different elements, such as how much the caps were sold for, the difference between the country and the town, and finally if a cap was a good or a service.  I then created a practice page for my first graders to practice with!  On this page they have to decide how much to sell their cap for (under $1.00).  Then the students cut out coins and show this amount of change two different ways!  This sparked a really interesting discussion about what was expensive and cheap, and what they would sell their own caps for.  It was a great social studies lesson, and if you click below you can download the practice page for yourself!


Kristin said...

We JUST finished The Marketplace (goods and services) last week. I am totally tucking this away for next year. How fun!!! Thanks for sharing!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Delighted said...

Thank you for sharing. This will work in perfectly in our unit!
First Grade Delight

Amy said...

Love this idea! Sooo glad I found your blog. I'm your newest follower!

Krazy About Kiddos

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