Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Place Value Play
Last weekend we went to the Lego store. That pick-a- brick wall gets me every.single.time! I have never ever been able to walk away without adding to my classroom Lego supply. Never. Last weekend I saw these little green Legos and immediately thought they would make fantastic ten sticks. They go together in a way that you can easily see the 10 ones that make up the 10 stick. Plus, I get a cool Lego cup to keep them in. Win-Win. I decided to pair these Legos with Cara Carroll's Scoop and Sort activity from her Place Value Packet of Fun. The kids loved it. I used this as one of our math rotations and had a parent volunteer helping the kids. They scooped up some of the Legos with a small cup and sorted them into tens and ones. I had them stick the ten sticks and ones onto small Lego bases. They filled out their scoop and sort sheet as they went. I know we will be doing this again. It was definitely a hit.