ones, ten, hundreds
Hello! My name is Sandi, and I am your friendly guest blogger from rubber boots and elf shoes. This is my first guest blog, and I am excited and nervous. It’s kind of like the first day of school!
I asked my kidlets at school what I should blog about. They decided that it should be math and it should be a song. And that I should have to take pictures of them!
Every day during our calendar time, we sing a song about place value.
Since we are kindergarten, we tend to learn by moving our bodies. There are lots of good reasons for learning through moving - the kinesthetic learners, muscle memory. cross brain communication and activity, getting the blood moving through the body and the brain, and if the kids are moving to the actions of song, they are not poking each other.
A former student teacher introduced me to this song a few years ago, and it’s part of our calendar routine. It’s said as a rap/chant; no real tune - just find the rhythm.
We’re going to put the numbers in the place value rows.
The 1s are on the right
The 10s are next in line
1s, 10s, 100s
From this song, we have had discussions about thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands and millions. Some of the mathemagicians really GET how it all works. And then one kidlet said that he could count to ten hundrend kajillion, so we went back to numbers that we could wrap our brains around!
Click on the images to grab your copy of the place value song.
A huge thank you to April for allowing me to visit and guest blog. It's been nice getting to know you.