Happy Thursday friends! I loved the Throwback Thursday Linky party last week that Cara Caroll hosted. I discovered so many new things, so I thought would participate.
My post I am revisiting is about our 120 club we do in January to practice place value.
This post was originally posted January 14, 2013
Just another manic Monday…that song describes my day, but I am now all cozy and set to watch The Bachelor (I know bad TV, but I enjoy it). So before I share what’s going on in math in my class, I have to tell a what first graders say story. Going to lunch today, I hear a girl telling a boy that her dog has to get a shot. The boy asks why and the girl says that her dog got her period. At this point my ears perk up and I am ready to intervene and change the subject. The boys asks, what’s a period? The girl answers, “you know that dot at the end of a sentence.” The boy was satisfied and said, “oh yeah.” I was trying so hard not to laugh, it was just too cute and they didn’t even realize it!
So onto math, place value to be specific. This is such a hard concept because it is so developmental, yet it’s expected so we teach it. We have always done something the ‘100 Club’ but with the Common Core adoption we changed it to the ‘120 Club’. We use beans and sticks to build numbers to 120.