Coin Identification | 1st Grade Circus Classroom Transformation

Coin Identification | 1st Grade Circus Classroom Transformation
Coin Identification | 1st Grade Circus Classroom Transformation
Coin Identification | 1st Grade Circus Classroom Transformation
Coin Identification | 1st Grade Circus Classroom Transformation
Coin Identification | 1st Grade Circus Classroom Transformation
Coin Identification | 1st Grade Circus Classroom Transformation
Coin Identification | 1st Grade Circus Classroom Transformation
Coin Identification | 1st Grade Circus Classroom Transformation
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Are you ready to go to the circus?? This first grade activity will make your students feel like they've been transported to a true circus in this real-world activity while also learning about money at the same time! This circus classroom transformation is great for 1st graders to practice with identifying cents. When they complete all 10 coin identification challenges, they get to celebrate with a certificate of completion.

While this classroom transformation does not align with a specific Common Core Math Standard, it does cover a very important skill students should know at an early age: coin identification! Students identify pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters in this math review activity.

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When many people think of classroom transformations, they think:

“This would take me hours to set up.”

“This is going to cost so much money.”

“This looks so overwhelming.”

“I could never do this!”

What if I told you classroom transformations could be EASY to set up, FUN to implement, and STRESS-FREE?

Let's Start with the Basics...What is a Classroom Transformation?

A room transformation changes your room into a certain setting or theme to engage students in their own learning with rigorous content.

Classroom transformations are possible in EVERY classroom. You don’t have to spend hours of your time setting up a classroom transformation or spend lots of money to make it SO MUCH FUN!

Skills Included

match coins with money amount

match coins with word amount

write money amount in word form

error analysis with coin identification

identify money amount of pennies, nickels, quarters, and dimes

A Quick Description

Help your students become math experts in your classroom! Students complete 10 repeated addition challenges that are real-world related. This math activity is perfect for 1st graders. It aligns with Texas TEKS.

Print out all 10 color posters and all 10 aligned challenges. Distribute them around your room. Give each child a recording sheet. Explain to students that they are in the circus and need to complete all challenges. They have to find all the challenges you've left around the classroom and find the answers to each one. They use the recording sheet to mark off each challenge as they go.

How to Play

Step 1: Tell your class that they are circus performers today and will practice with money identification. Students solve math challenges set up around the room. They can be completed in any order and you can choose how many challenges students complete or what time frame they have to meet YOUR needs.

Set-up is quick and easy. Simply print the 10 posters, the math worksheets, and a recording sheet for each student. Place them around your room and you’re ready to begin! Additional door décor, editable name tags, editable admission tickets, and themed banner are included if you want to use them!

Step 2: Let students move around the room and solve each challenge! Each time students solve a math challenge, they go to the teacher to get it checked. Students can work independently, in partners, or groups. Your choice!

Step 3: When students finish all ten challenges (or however many you assign), they win! You can give them the certificate of completion included. I also reward my students with some popcorn at the end.

Step 4: Most of the time, there are early or fast finishers! These kiddos get to go around the room and scan the QR codes provided! Each QR code leads to a fun fact about the circus that they can record on the sheet provided or a piece of notebook paper. This keeps everyone happy and on task!

What's Included?

Aligns with TEKS

10 Black & White and Color Posters

10 Money Math Challenges

Editable Challenge Paper

Recording Sheet

Answer Keys Included

Instructions for Kids and the Teacher

Certificate of Completion

Pictures of Set-Up & Shopping Guide for “Extras”

Editable Name Tags

Tips to Make the Circus Day Even More Fun!

Door Decorations and Banner

Learning Targets

Editable Admission Tickets

Clickable Table of Contents for Easy Use

There is an editable challenge paper included. This means if one of the challenges doesn't work for your classroom, you can make your own! There are ten pre-made challenges included for you to use but we all know sometimes changes are necessary to best fit your classroom :) These challenges are aligned to Common Core, TEKS, and prepare for multiplication in third grade.

This is a perfect review activity before giving a repeated addition assessment or as an extra practice activity. Step by step lesson plans are included so you know exactly what to do. It can be used as a spiral review and is easy to set up and implement. The QR codes add in technology as well. Classroom transformation ideas are a new trend in education and can set the stage to engage!

These classroom transformations can be used for elementary children as a worksheet alternative, printables, in math stations, center rotations, math centers, as enrichment or remediation, in small groups, as test prep, as worksheets,  escape room alternatives, homework practice (take what you don’t finish home for homework), printables, and so much more! These math activities are made to be flexible so you can use them however you’d like in your classroom.

You no longer need to spend hours prepping your classroom for your next classroom transformation! These hands on, low prep activities will keep your students engaged while practicing rigorous material at the same time.

I also call these my Monday Funday math games if you've seen them on Instagram! These are easy to implement classroom transformations!

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Looking for more Math Classroom Transformations that relate to real-world mathematics? Check out the whole series here!

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