Friday, October 29, 2010

All About Australian Money

The students in 2KM and 2KJ have been collecting lots of money for our Ugandan Global Project.

Our grand total is....

$1750 Australian dollars

which is

$1680 US dollars

This is an AMAZING effort from all the students, friends and family of 2KM and 2KJ.

Thank you!


We thought we would tell our friends in America, China and Uganda all about our Australian currency (money).

Check out this PowerPoint with photos of the money we raised for this project and facts about the Australian currency.
(Tip: click on the "Menu" button on the right hand side to view full screen)

What did you learn?

Do you have any questions about Australian currency?

How is money in Australia similar or different to other currencies?


Ashleigh said...

Dear 2KM,

What a great post Miss McGeady put up. Miss McGeady you did a great job making the post. two grades raised alot of money. 2KM & 2KJ raised lots of money. How much money do you think there will be once where all raised? They mite have more money then us but it would e a great amount of money that we raise together. Great job every one! How got the $100 dollar note? I only raised $20 dollars because I didn't get it time to ask everyone.

Hope we give them lots of money,

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,
I have 2 or 3 one hundred dollar note's.I didn't think that someone would bring in a one hundred note.
from Marcus

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,

I can't belive we got up to $1750!
It's a great achievement.

I wonder how much the other classes raise. I rasied $16.

1 question...

How much did you raise?


Anonymous said...
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Unknown said...

@ Ash, thanks for your comment. Do not say you only raised $20. $20 is a fantastic effort and it will mean a lot to our Ugandan friends!

I have no idea how much we'll raise all together but I can't wait to find out. The land costs $5000. I wonder if we'll get that much?

@ Marcus, thanks for your comment. I agree, we don't see $100 notes too often and raising $100 is an amazing effort! We have done so well.

Best wishes,
Miss McGeady

Anonymous said...

Dear 2KM, well done raising that much money to donate to such a great project, I was impressed. Keep up the good work!


Iman said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

Wow I loved your slide show about money in Australia. We have counted all our dollar bills and we raised around five hundred dollars, but we still do not know how much in change. I have found a difference:

1.You have two dollar bills and we have a very old one dollar bill and it is pretty old.


Ryan said...

Dear 2KM and 2KM,

I loved your video. I noticed many similarities. You have six coins and we do too. Also I noticed that we both have a 100 note, a 50 note, and a 5 note. I noticed a lot of differences. Our notes are green and
yours are all different colors. You call them notes and we call them dollars or bills!

I have some questions. Did you have more coins in the past? If you bend the notes hard do they break?


Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,

I am from Mr. Salsich`s class. You have very colorful money. In america our money is only grey, silver, brown and green.

Margot in Mr. Salsich`s class

Iman and Tucker said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

We are students from Mrs. Yollis' class.

What a fabulous slide show with Australian money! We have found some differences:

1. On all your money you have the same person, Queen Elizabeth II.

2. The dollar notes are all different colors, while ours are only green.

We have found some similarities:

1. We both have someone famous on the money.

2. There are the same amount of coins.

We have some questions:

1. How many sides are there on the fifty cent piece?

2. Why is there the same person on every piece of money?

T★cker and Im★n

Kristen and Nicole said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

We loved your money slide show! We noticed a similarity. You have coins and bills and we do too. A difference is we have presidents on our bills and coins, and you have famous people and Queen Elizabeth II. We have a question for you.

How wide and how long is the dollar bill?

Nicole and Kristen

Aaron and Ben said...

Dear Australian friends,

We watched your slide show and loved it. We have some differences and similarities.

First of all, we call notes bills. Also we have $1 coins.

We have some similarities. We also have one dollar bills and one dollar coins.

We also have a question. Since your notes are made out of plastic, can you rip or fold them?

Ben and Aaron
Mrs. Yollis' students

Nick and Ileanna said...

@ 2KM and 2KJ,

The money in Australia is very different than the money in the US. Here are some differences: The money in the US is not colorful, and our coins aren't flat on the sides.
Our coins are round.
We have a question for you : Why is Queen Elizabeth 11 on every coin?

Nick and Ileanna

lindsay said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

I like the way you put your slide show together!

There are some differences. In our currency, some of the presidents are on the dollars and cents. But you guys have Queen Elizabeth II on all of them. Some similarities are that we have 5 notes, 10 notes, 20 notes, 50 notes, 100 notes.

Your friend,


Anonymous said...

Dear Australian friends,

I think your coins are awesome. How many sides are on the 50 cent coin?

From Alie

lindsay said...

Dear 2km 2kj,

There are some differences. Some of the presidents are on the dollars and cents. But you guys have Queen Elizabeth 2 on most of them. Some similarities are that we have 5 notes,10 notes 20 notes,50 notes, 100 notes.

Your friend,


Anonymous said...

Dere Australia members,

I Learned about Australia Coin's
How much money do you think you
will raise?


Misha and Andrew said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

I can't believe you raised $1750
Australian notes, or 1680 US dollars.

I have a question for you. Why is the dollar coin have five kangaroos on it?

Your US friends,
Misha and Andrew

Misha and Andrew said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

I can't believe you raised $1750
Australian notes, or 1680 US dollars.

I have a question for you. Why is the dollar coin have five kangaroos on it?

Your US friends,
Misha and Andrew

Jazmin said...

Dear Ryan,

Thank you for writing a fantastic comment on the Ugandan blog!

If you bend our notes they do not break because they are made out of plastic.

We did not have more coins in the past!

From your blogging buddy,
Jazmin (in 2KJ)

Anonymous said...

@ UGP members,

I'm not sure why the five kangaroos is on the one dollar coin. I still can't believe how much we raised.

I found out that 1750 Australia money is 1680 US dollars.





Anonymous said...

@ Nick and IIeanna,

I think American money is really different to Australian money! It's good that it's colourful because you know what colour each note would be.

Our coins are round and other shapes. Elizabeth is on our coins because she is very special.

Your Friend,

Jazmin said...

Dear Ryan,

Sorry about that Ryan!

We did have more coins in the past!

Jazmin (in 2KJ)!

Anonymous said...

Dear Ben and Aaron,

Hi Aaron and Ben thank you for your great comment. I am glad that you liked our money slideshow.

Now I am going to anwser your question.

This is what you said: "We also have a question." "Since your notes are made out of plastic, can you rip or fold them?"
This is the answer...
Well we can fold them and we can only rip it if we try really hard.

Best Wishes,
Kealee (2KJ Miss Jordans class)

Millie said...

@ - Iman and Tucker,

Thanks for leaving a comment! I'm glad you liked the slideshow of Australian money.

I really enjoyed reading the differences and simarallities you had.

Here are the answers to your questions:

There are 12 sides on our fifty cent piece. It is called a dodecagon.

Queen Elizabeth is on every coin because she is our queen.

Talk soon,
Millie in Miss Jordan's grade.

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,

wow! Great post Miss McGeady. I can't believe that we raised 1750 dollars.

@ Ashleigh,
I think we will have about 5000 dollars.

From Emily 2KJ

Jonah Salsich said...

Dear Australian friends,

Wow! Congratulations to all the students and families from 2KM and 2KJ. It is an amazing accomplishment to raise that much money. You should all feel very proud of what you have done to help out other people.

One of the things that I noticed was different about our currency is that in the U.S.A. we have a 25¢ coin instead of a 20¢ coin. Do the coins have "nicknames"? For example, we call our ten cent coin a "dime."

I predicted that a lot of your currency would have the queen on it. I wonder if all commonwealth countries have the queen on their currency?

I love how the notes are colorful. That must make it easier to tell them apart. In America all the notes are green, which is kind of boring.

Again, great job raising all that money!

Mr. Salsich

Miss Jordan said...

Dear Mr Salsich,

Thanks for your comment! We were very happy with our fundraising efforts and it is fantastic to know that we are all going to help make school so much more fun for the students at the ABC Devine Foundation School.

In Australia we don't really have any nicknames for our coins. I just checked online, and I believe that most, if not all, Commonwealth countries feature Queen Elizabeth on at least some of their coins. Interesting!

We like our colourful notes in Australia. When Miss McGeady and I visited America a few years ago, it took us a little while to get used to having notes that were all the same colour!

Your friend,
Miss Jordan

Anonymous said...

Dear Miss McGeady,

It is a little weird that you call dollars "notes." And you have a two dollar coin, we only have a one dollar coin.

Your blogging buddy,
Sean in Mr. Salsich's class

Unknown said...

Dear Sean,

Thanks for your comment.

Do you have a one dollar coin and a one dollar note?

Yes, it is strange that we say notes and you say bills.

Your friend,
Miss McGeady

Aidan said...

Dear Aussie Friends,

The slide show was stunning.

I learned that in Australia paper money is called notes.

Can you tell me what is on the $2 dollar note and describe what it looks like?

Australian money is different because you have Queen Elizabeth II on all coins and we have different presidents on our coins.

All the best,
Aidan (Mrs. Ranney's class in California)

Carly said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,
I am from Mrs.Ranney's class in California. I think that it is so awesome that you guys raised so much money! I don't know how much money my class earned for Uganda.

Blogging Buddies,

Unknown said...

@ Aiden,

Thanks for your comment. I love the way you used the adjective stunning!

The $2 note is quite small. One side shows an Aboriginal Elder and the Southern Cross which is a star constellation that you can see in Australia. The other side has the Queen.

@ Carly,

Thank you for your kind words. We can't wait to find out how much you raised!

Your friend,
Miss McGeady

Ben said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,
Wow! Good job on raising so much money for Uganda. It will be great that they can save thier playground!
in Mrs. Yollis' class

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,

WOW! It is a miracle. You guys raised so much money so far. It must of been hard work getting $1750 dollars [notes] but to the children in Uganda they will think it is more.

You guys did something that not many people would be able to do.

You guys just raised enough for them to have a
land but when the rest of the money comes they'll
have a whole new life

From one UGP
Tyler D.

Mrs Murphy said...

Congrats 2KM and 2KJ... what an amazing amount of money to raise for Uganda! Well done all!

And I loved your post about the Australian Currency. I learned a lot from the post. In Ireland we had a 1 pound note that we changed to a 1 pound coin as well. And now in Euros we have one and two euro coins. I loved reading about the different people on the notes as well, I didn't know any of that. So thanks 2KM and 2KJ!

Well done again!
Mrs Murphy

Miss Jordan said...

@ Ben - Thanks! We were very happy with our fundraising efforts! I'm sure the Uganda kids will love their new playground!

@ Tyler - Yes, it's wonderful that just our money alone was enough to buy the land. Now, with everyone's else's fantastic fundraising efforts, they'll get even more!

@ Mrs Murphy - Thanks for your kind words! We were thrilled with our fundraising results. It is very interesting to learn facts about currencies from around the world. I have learnt so much from our UGP!

Your friend,
Miss Jordan

Aidan said...


Thank you for the reply. My name is spelled Aidan.

All the best,

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