Hi! Remember me? Yes, I’m that blogger you love hearing from. The one that posts the most random things from kindergarten math, to sixth grade reading, to clip art. Yeah, I took a little hiatus. Prepping for the big sale wore me out. I took a few (fourteen) steps back from the computer for a few days and enjoyed life as a non-blogger. I didn’t creating anything at all, for almost two weeks, for the first time in months. I do have quite a few things that I found that I want to share with you soon, but, first up, some goodies from me!
I’m still spending a lot of my thinking energy on my number sense kiddos. Since they didn’t grasp number sense the first, second, third (I could keep going ) time around, I’m trying to come up with other ways to make it click and stick! My cuties in second are still struggling with place value and understanding what each place means. I’ll think they get it but then they don’t, and I have to come up with something new. One thing I tried on Friday was a spur of the moment, they-aren’t-getting-it-and-I’m-out-of-ideas idea. We borrowed the middle school science room (the only room in the building with tile instead of carpet) because they just happened to be at lunch. I used a dry erase marker to write H, T, and O in the tiles. Then I’d name or write a number and ask the students to jump into the place a specific digit was in. Or, I’d say something like, “If I add 40 to this number, what digit changes?” It seemed to go pretty well for two of the three kiddos.
So on the way home from school yesterday I was trying to think of what else I could do with them, and I thought of this song. I’m going to teach it to them the next time I’m with them. It’s gotta help, right?!?