# Learning with Lunch Buddies!

Penny, penny easily spent…

Our brave mathematicians are in Unit 2 in Math! During this unit, mathematicians will be introduced to several everyday uses of numbers- in particular, telling time and counting money.

This week, First Grade mathematicians were introduced to analog clocks! Scholars practiced identifying the hour and minute hands and telling time to the nearest hour. We spent time exploring how many seconds make up a minute and revisited this idea throughout our week as we timed different activities. Mathematicians were also introduced to penny and cents notation. Scholars learned poems to help them identify pennies, nickels and dimes as well as learn their values. We will continue to build on our coin knowledge as we move forward in Unit 2!

Penny, penny                                  Nickel, nickel                                  Dime, dime

Easily spent                                     Thick and fat                                   Little and thin

Copper brown                                Worth five cents                              I remember

And just one cent!                         I know that!                                     You’re worth ten!

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