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Place Value Activities!

As I have been adding lessons to my Math Workshop Curriculum, I wanted to share some of my favorite Place Value Activities for first grade!   In first grade, I like to teach everything HANDS ON. I want my students to build the numbers, feel the numbers, see the numbers. I find that a tricky concept […]

Place Value Print and Play Games!

Confession: I am horrible at storing centers. Like, really, reallllyyyy bad.   I used to spend so much time printing things in color, laminating them, and getting them ready for use in the classroom. They were beautiful… until I had to put them away and store them for next year. I would always lose pieces. […]

February Math Centers – Valentine Math

Math centers/Math tubs are my favorite part of our math block. This is when I meet with small groups, re-assess students, and watch my kids practice their INDEPENDENCE! Once August and September fly by, my kids are on their own during our 25 minute “math tub” time. Now, don’t get me wrong… my feelers are […]

Place Value Boot Camp and a FREEBIE!

Before I start this post, I must introduce you to my inspiration for all this. It was my first year teaching when I discovered the hilarious Teacher Tipster. I must admit, I had (okay, fine… HAVE) a huge crush on this man! Nothing melts my heart more than a guy that is SO good with […]