Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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!