One Dollar What?

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Let's face it, math is not always easy for kids. Money is not always easy for kids. Decimals are not always easy for kids. Heck, problem solving is not always easy for kids!

What if there was a way to promote all of the above, that pretty much managed itself? Enter One Dollar Words! Based on a book by Marilyn Burns, I've created a bulletin board that I use year round to support many math concepts throughout the year.

I kick off the board with a whole class lesson, brainstorming ways kids can figure out if a word equals exactly one dollar (there's over 900 in the English language!) From there, students can choose to work on their word search any time they like!

Included in this bundle is the bulletin board display (I suggest printing on cardstock) along with the title of the board. There are student cards (about the size of a business card) that kids keep in their desk with the letter values. There are word cards for found words, that I post around the bulletin board. Finally, there are some clues to help those stuck get started on the search! (Yes, there is an answer key, too!) I've used this for several years and it is always a hit, with the kids not realizing how many skills they are practicing while having fun being word detectives!

P.S. The riddle clues are great too, as they teach a new fact when you solve!


One Dollar Words by GetTeaching is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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