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April 2007

April Coin of the Month:  Join Flip as he learns more about the Washington quarter and the natural resources of the "Evergreen State."  The quarter design features a salmon, a symbol of Washington and Pacific Northwest culture, along with Mt. Rainier, a volcano.

State Quarter Day in the Classroom:  Celebrate the Washington quarter with State Quarter Day in the Classroom.  Read more about the "Evergreen State" and find out what's great about the 42nd state.

Making Cents:  The latest issue of this "quarterly" e-newlestter celebrates the new Presidential $1 coins, the latest the quarter (Washington), and April's special occasions (the birthday of the United States Mint, National Coin Week, and Financial Literacy Month).  There is also a brand new crossword puzzle based on the newsletter's contents.  If you'd like to sign up to receive announcements about Making Cents, new lesson plans, and special projects, join the Teachers' Network.

United States Mint's Birthday:  Happy Birthday Mint!  April 2 is the United States Mint's 215th birthday.  Join the H.I.P. Pocket Change Pals for a celebration with Historic Highlights, an interactive timeline of the history of the United States Mint.

Financial Literacy Month:  April is a time to focus on Financial Literacy.  But what is financial literacy?  Visit the Financial Literacy Month page to learn more about earning, saving, and spending.

National Coin Week:  This year, National Coin Week is April 15 through 21.  To celebrate, the H.I.P. Pocket Change Pals will choose a special activity for you each day of the week.  To see what the pick of the day is, go to the National Coin Week page.

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
Washington State Quarter Day in the Classroom April Coin of the Month Language Arts,
Social Studies
Money Matters Financial Literacy Month Mathematics
Minting a New Mint United States Mint's Birthday Social Studies