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Wordless Wednesday-Place Value Tools!

February 26, 2015 No Comments

Happy Hump Day everyone!  We are halfway there ohhhhhh living on a prayer!  Sorry, sometimes I spontaneously break out into song to catch the attention of my students.  I guess it’s no different over here on my blog =).  It’s just been one of those days! I’m so happy to link up with the fabulous Miss DeCarbo for Wordless Wednesday today with a fantastic place value tool!

We just started working with place value at the end of last week and it’s always a challenging jump for my students.  We were getting ready to tackle the dreaded dun dun dun ten more, ten less, one more, one less lesson and I knew that my students were going to need a scaffold to help them identify their numbers on the hundreds chart.

I found this idea on Pinterest (aka teacher’s professional development) and knew I needed to use it right away.  The original idea is from, but I can’t seem to find the link to post here, I’ll keep searching for it!  I took this Fill It In activity freebie from, Bunting, Books, and Bright Ideas! and shrunk it WAY down.  My co-teacher and I cut out the frames and the middle sections and had them off to the side to start the lesson. We were quickly able to see some of our lovelies were going to need the extra support and handed the frames out to those who needed it.

They were SO helpful to my students and gave them the confidence they needed to keep trying throughout the lesson.  It’s heartbreaking to look at some of their faces during a math lesson and see the look of defeat.  With this frame, they were so excited to keep working!  As the unit continues, we’ll gradually move them away from using this frame but it really helped them to visualize the number patterns on a hundreds chart!

I hope you can use this idea in your own classroom!

Don’t forget to head on over to my TpT store and shop the Teachers are Heroes Sale!
It’s been extended for another 24 hours!

Graphics from Starr Spangled Planner

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Hi! I’m Jayme! A former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom sharing toddler activities, mom tips, and educational resources to help you learn and play with your children. I believe in the power of PLAY and creating meaningful activities for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

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