Sung to the tune "Miss Lucy Had a Steamboat"
I sing this song every morning with the children before we
talk about how many days we've been in school. Here it is:
5 pennies trade a nickel
2 nickels trade a dime
2 dimes and a nickel trade a quarter every time
4 quarters trade a dollar
And that is quite a lot
And a dollar in my pocket is exactly what I've got!
After singing the song, we say how many days we've been
in school and add that to our "bank". (I use a music stand
and place magnets on the back of the money) For example,
the first day of school, we put up a penny. When we got
to the fifth day, we had five pennies. The children traded
the 5 pennies for a nickel. And so on! It's a fabulous
way to teach money concepts all year long!