Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 5: Magnetic Coins

Hi everyone!

Today's suggestion was to work with a collection that you have.  I've been waiting for this one because I've been meaning to do this project for awhile...

I've been wanting to put magnets on the back of some of my foreign coins and hang them on my fridge, and I was finally able to do that. I did it quickly and couldn't find all my coins, but it's a start.  I used magnetic tape and just stuck them on there, that way it would be easy to peel off if I ever wanted non-magnetic coins again.

The genius idea I had to apply this to the classroom was to put magnets on the back of regular (American) coins to teach students about real money.  

I hot-glued the magnets to the back of these coins so they would hold up better against little fingers and falls.  Even the hot glue isn't as strong, so super glue might be a better suggestion.

These would be great in the classroom to teach students money on the board or on their own magnetic boards, as shown in this picture!

That's it for today! Have a great weekend!


1 comment:

  1. You are so SMART!! I want you to be my teacher!