Sunday, January 15, 2012

Place Value and a Freebie

I have been completely stressing this weekend about my next evaluation and I don't know why. If you talk to me any day of the week I would tell you (as cool as a cucumber) how much I don't care about these evaluations and how this is not a big deal. I keep saying it in the back of my head but I can't get the next one out of my head!! With this said, I spent all day Saturday thinking about what I was going to do during this math eval. We are studying place value right now so it wouldn't make much sense for me to do anything different but I want to make sure I hit all those "instructional" components. So, after spending all day yesterday racking my brain and writing a lesson plan which was pretty lame, I woke up this morning and knew exactly what to do.

I am not going to go through my whole lesson plan that is jam-packed but I do want to share a couple things I will be doing and, of course, give you part of it :) To start my lesson (you know that ol' anticipatory set) we are going to play "I have, Who has? Place Value". I created some cards today. After I get them laminated I am going to make sure my kiddos are well-versed in the rules of this game. I am thinking they are going to love it! Click here to get your copy of the game!



I made some really cool "Place Value Pinch Cards" to use for a formative assessments (just one out of the five assessments they require--I mean if you want to be that star #5 teacher!). I am only assessing through the tens place but we will probably learn the hundreds place later on.





I made these from some paint chips from Home Depot- I am sure they thought I was crazy taking 24 random colors of Disney paint. If you are closer to Lowes I am sure they have a better selection of paint chips if you want to go above the tens place. Home Depot did not have a large selection. Then I printed out these strips and will laminate. I was super excited about how cute these were.

After we work on expanded form whole group, we will do some partner/small group practice with this partner activity. Students can use the picture, but will also have access to rods and units if they prefer. My last critique in an evaluation was that I needed to improve on grouping (I pulled names out of a bag to make groups last time); so, this time I want to make sure my evaluater sees that I am taking their critiques and trying to improve (I mean there isn't that much room for improvement!! lol--just joking). If you would like to use this partner activity click here.


If you have any other tips for me please share!

My evaluation isn't until Thursday so we will be busy this week getting the room ready with tons of student work and I will be posting all the fun things we are doing this week. We are studying MLK all week and the hundreth day of school is Wednesday. Hope ya'll have a great week and enjoy the one more day off this weekend! I am going to try!

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21 comments:

  1. Love the game! And I bet you will do great on your eval, just do what you normally do!! =)
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  2. Oh my goodness! First of all, I just stumbled across your blog and it is SO STINKIN' cute!!! I love the design! Secondly, your place value activities are awesome!! We are working on place value too!! Lastly, check out my new valentine's day themed game, it's place value-ish too!

    Hadar
    Miss Kindergarten
    My Fabulous Finds

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  3. You have so many great ideas! You will do awesome on your evaluation! Good luck and thank you for sharing :)
    Have a great week!
    Heather

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  4. Thanks for these! I love your ideas and I'm sure it's going to go super well!

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  5. Now how did I know you lived in TN before I even looked? I just finished eval #3--just the unannounced to go. Your activities look wonderful--you'll do awesome!

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  6. This is a great idea, good luck with the evaluation. You're kids are lucky to have someone who cares and puts a lot of thought into what will benefit them.

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  7. Great game! Excited to go get paint chips today for the other activity too!

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  8. Very nice! Thanks for sharing! Good luck on your eval ~ I'm sure you'll do just fine :)

    Color Me Kinder

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  9. I love your ideas! I'm your newest follower!
    Becky
    Lesson plans & Lattes

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  10. Love the paint chips! O can use this to help enforce before and after! So glad I found your blog!

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  11. I love playing I Have Who Has. Thanks for the freebie. I just found your blog today. I'm your newest follower.
    Lauren
    justaddclipart.blogspot.com

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  12. I love your tens/ones paint chips idea....I stumbled on it through Pinterest! Goodluck on your evaluation!

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  13. Love the paint chip idea!

    Just wanted to let you know that while playing the "I have who has" game today with my class, we discovered there isn't a 12. After going through all the cards and checking, I think the 12 at the bottom of the 15 (one ten and 5 ones) should be a 22.

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  14. Thanks! I realized it too when we were playing the game... I just have been so busy and haven't updated it on the pdf! Hope your kids enjoyed it :)

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  15. I love the paint chips place value idea! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm a new follower, check me out sometime! =)
    http://cantmakethisstuffup-hmichaud.blogspot.com/

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  16. Even though it would be a very l o n g strip of paper, I think I can help kids make this with the 26 alphabet letters and form short words. Great for practicing handwriting remediation and fine motor and sequencing. Thx for the idea! Karen

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  17. Hey Laura,

    I love these paint chips for place value and just made some this weekend. I gave you a shout-out on my blog. Thanks for the great idea :)

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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  18. Thank you for posting your GREAT ideas!! I can use all of these this week.

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  19. Hi!

    I am a member of the marketing department for an Educational Suppliers. We are currently working on our shiny new 2016 catalogue and we would love to talk to you about some of the lovely ideas which you have posted on your blog!

    If you are interested contact me through my email and we will get the ball rolling!

    My work email is Rebecca@cosydirect.com

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

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  20. Hi!

    I am a member of the marketing department for an Educational Suppliers. We are currently working on our shiny new 2016 catalogue and we would love to talk to you about some of the lovely ideas which you have posted on your blog!

    If you are interested contact me through my email and we will get the ball rolling!

    My work email is Rebecca@cosydirect.com

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

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  21. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, all your ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! :-)

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