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Time and Money with Monarch Butterflies

Time and Money with Monarch Butterflies


Famous for their seasonal migration, millions of monarchs migrate from the United States and Canada south to California and Mexico for the winter. How long does it take? A long time! It can take up to two months for monarch butterflies to make the journey. With such a long road ahead of them, knowing time would be very helpful. Join us as we count nickels, dimes, quarters, and pennies, and read a clock!


Through in-class activities and independent practice, students will:

  • Count up to $2.00 in USD
  • Identify time to the quarter of an hour
  • Identify the passage of time in hours


    • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM ET
    • Class Duration: 4 Weeks
    • Dates: May 7-28, 2025 
    • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
    • Teacher: TTK Faculty
    • Required Materials: 
      • Minimum of 50 pennies, 20 nickels, 10 dimes, 4 quarters
      • Clock manipulative
      • DreamBox*


    *Here at The Thinking Kid, we utilize the DreamBox Math App to enable our students to practice math skills outside of the classroom. DreamBox engages students through math games to test their proficiency in math concepts discussed in class. DreamBox access is essential to student success in our math program. This is a one-time $45 purchase for the entire school year. If you have previously purchased DreamBox, please contact us at

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