All of the time,

I’m counting my dimes,

Each one’s worth only 10 cents…

But I need a whole dollar,

To purchase great things,

Like a dog, a cat, and a fence…

I’m counting my dimes,

I’m counting by tens,

Starting with ten, twenty, thirty,

Three valuable dimes,

Are here in my jar,

One’s shiny,

2 others are dirty…

3 silver dimes are not nearly enough,

To buy my new cat a new collar,

The sign at the pet shop, clearly it read,

New collars cost one paper dollar

That’s 100 cents, exactly ten dimes,

For the perfect great gift for my cat,

How many more dimes would I need to go find,

If I want to afford to buy that?

#### (don’t forget to count by tens!)