Race to a dollar! Love this! ach student needs a bag of coins, a game board and a die. Each takes turns rolling the die and adding that number of pennies to the game board. At each turn they must tell the other how much money they have on their board. They may make trades to move across the board. The winner is the first to make a dollar.
I cringe when I have to miss CALENDAR TIME. I LOVE calendar time. You know all those math concepts that kiddos just have to memorize? I present them early on in the year and we use songs, chants, rhymes, and movement to practice them EVERY DAY. Pretty soon it's automatic for my kiddos and we all feel SO SMART!!!