May 24, 2023 | Kristen Jordan
For several weeks, the children have been working diligently on sorting and counting the coins that they collected during Lent so that ultimately, the money can be used to help others through Frontera de Cristo. The process involved many steps: First, trying to open the can and get the money out! It took a lot of stomping!
Then, children sorted the coins. It often takes careful looking to determine which type of coins are alike and which are different. Sorting is a very important math concept.
After all the coins were sorted, children worked to count the pennies. In order to fill a penny roll, each child counted 50 pennies (or 5 groups of 10 pennies). That’s a lot of counting!
After each penny was counted and rolled, some children figured out how much we had all together in our rolls: $10 in pennies!
Our collection activity finally culminated today in a walking trip to deposit the pennies at the bank, followed by a great morning at Stevens park!