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June 2005

Over the past month, several changes have been made to the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket ChangeT Web site, specifically with teachers in mind!  To help you learn about "What's New For You", explore some of the links that have been listed below.

Coin News

June Coin of the Month—It's June and Nero the Mint Police Dog is anxious to reveal the newest coin design in the 50 State Quarters® Program, the Oregon quarter!  Learn all about this coin which shows us one of the natural wonders of the world: beautiful Crater Lake, found in Oregon's only National Park.

Camp Coin

Summer Fun with Coins!—During the summer months, there are lots of ways to learn while having fun with coins. Here you will find some great activities including arts and crafts, tricks and games, and even ways to earn money.  There are suggestions on collecting coins, designing note cards, creating clay coins, making a piggy bank and yummy "cents-sational" cookies!

Teacher Feature

Teacher Features—While you can always find great classroom ideas in the Teachers section of H.I.P. Pocket Change, be sure to click on the Teacher Feature icon whenever you spot it on the site to find ideas that relate directly to whatever you've just read!

Feature Name Related Content Covered
Curricular Area
Legendary Crater Lesson Plans June Coin of the Month Language Arts,
Social Studies

Be on the lookout for...

Find out more... State Quarter Day!

State Quarter Day In The Classroom—Learn all about the Oregon quarter, the 33rd quarter in the 50 State Quarters Program.  The newest quarter will be launched in Portland on June 15th.  Examine all of the fun classroom activity ideas that H.I.P. Pocket Change has developed to help you celebrate the newest quarter in your own classroom!