and Songs to Help us learn about Money
Copper brown and worth one cent.
Nickel, nickel, thick and
You’re worth 5. I know that.
Dime, dime, little and
I remember—you’re worth 10.
Quarter, quarter, big
You’re worth 25, I am told.
Half a dollar, half a
50 cents to buy some fries.
green and long,
With 100 cents you can’t go wrong.
and worth one cent.
Thick and fat.
You're worth five cents,
I know that.
Little and thin.
you're worth ten.
big and bold.
You're worth twenty-five
Taken from a Bill Martin Jr. workshop
Penny Is One Cent
A penny is one cent (stamp your foot)
A nickel is five
(slap your thigh)
A dime is ten cents (clap your hands)
twenty-five (snap fingers over your head).
How many cents have I on this
> See the shiny penny, brown as it can
> Showing Abe Lincoln for all of us to see.
> He had a bushy
beard and a tall black hat.
> A penny's worth one cent. How about that?
> Thomas Jefferson will be found
On a nickel, shiny, smooth, and round.
> His home, Monticello, is on the
> A nickel is worth five cents. Say it with pride.
> A dime is the smallest coin of them
> With Roosevelt posing nice and tall.
> A dime is worth ten
cents. Don't you agree?
> Which makes Roosevelt as happy as can be!
To the tune of "Oh My Darling Clementine",
There are seven days, there are seven days, there are
days in a week.
There are seven days, there are seven days, there
days in a week.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Have the students point to each day name as they sing it.
Teaching is a Work