I created this worksheet to use with the story "Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday" by Judith Viorst.
Students used their own coins to practice counting as we read through the book together. The students kept track of how much Alexander was spending and how much he had left over. We then had a discussion about wise choices in spending and saving money.
Common Core Objective MD.8: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using symbols appropriately.