This year I purchased a new picture book to incorporate into our money unit. We've been working on counting groups of coins which is always challenging. There is a really cute book called The Penny Pot that I ordered on Amazon.
It's a really cute and simple story. Children want to get their faces painted but don't have enough money. The pictures show what each child has in change and how they count the coins.
I read it to my whole class then used it again in small groups. With some students we simply grabbed the same coins as in the illustrations and practiced counting. With other students who have a good grasp on counting groups of coins I asked them to make the same number of cents with more or fewer coins.
Add this book to your wish list! You won't be sorry!