Today I am sharing the money lessons that we gave during the month of December and January for our grade 1 kids. As I have mentioned before, the lessons for the grade I children are always with lots of hands on experience, here goes our lessons on money……
We gave the money lessons with the coins from the Monopoly and the currency (rupees) notes available in the market for kids play. We had 10 pieces of 10,20,50,100,500 and 1000 rupee notes. I had laminated the rupee notes for the durability. The teacher helped the children with the identification of the value of coins and notes. Later the kids were given few notes to add it together and find the total value.
And later each child were distributed with the 10,20,50,100 and 500 rupee notes and they were helped to give the change for 1000 rupees with the teacher. Similarly the change game was also done with coins. Later a small toy shop was set with few toys and price tag was fixed for each toy.
Next was a big event of Tamil drama of market, “santhai”. Every month the grade I kids act out a drama or mime or monoact for the nursery kids in our school. And this month drama was on market. (What will be a better way for the children to understand the concept of money for trading than the market? ).
Really fun marketing spree and the nursery kids were very excited to see their elders market drama.
Kudos to our teachers for their efforts to make the learning process fun for the children.