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Mastered M (wrap up week 23)

Day 3- We moved on today and talked about money changers in the temple.  Jesus was angry people were using the temple as a market and we talked about why. 
I went over how we don't have money changers in our home and why we wouldn't like that.  One of the same reason Jesus was upset.

Day 4- The bible story was about tax collecting.  The Dragons don't understand taxes so this story wasn't as intriguing as other bible stories. The main thing we talked about was giving God what is Gods. Like our hearts, life, and conversations.   

After we cleaned our coins we used them to make coin rubbings.  
The Dragons made little coin books  

Then made coin impressions on their letter m printable

Using a brown marker, crayon, and colored pencil The Dragons wrote m's in their alphabet notebooks. 

I had The Dragons trade utensils every 5 minutes so they would have multiple ways to practice handwriting.

Little Dragon made an m with his snack, which looked like coins, so he counted them too. 

We also made an m with our coins.

Using coins we made patterns. 

We practiced math by pretending to buy toys
 and figuring out how much money would be left if the lizard cost 5 coins (and so on.  We did this a few times with different toys)

We practiced flipping coins after I explained heads and tails.  

We played a game too. Two of the Dragons would choose a motion then the third would xe ide which one sounded more fun then call the coin. If it landed on their call we would do that move first then the

Dramatic Play
The  coins were such a hit with the kids! Once the coins were all shiny The Dragons wanted to buy things, so they set up their own store and played work, bank, and store.

There were sales and exchanges of money.

The boy dragons bought supplies for their mixing potions.


Treasure hunt in a rice bin. 

Because all the kids brought their money home the first day I didn't have any more change for the sensory bin.  Instead I put gems in the rice for the treasure.  

The tools for the bin were little strainer shovels so the rice could fall through and the gems would be left in the scoop. 

Each dragon also had a small container to place their gems after they found them.  This didn't last as long as I thought it would.  The Dragons enjoyed scooping and dumping more then searching an finding. 
The bin kept them busy for quiet some tome, just the searching part went out the window fast :). 


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