Saturday, March 2, 2013

Preparing for Place Value Boot Camp

We have worked on place value with our kiddos and it always seems like it is a difficult concept to grasp. So, we found this cute video from

If you have never seen this guy, you really need to watch him.  He is so good and has some really great ideas!  After seeing this, we found that Missy Johnson from T.G.I.F had seen this video and had the great idea to do a place value boot camp with her students.  (Thanks Missy for sharing this awesome idea!)

After seeing these two great ideas, we thought that we would do something similar next week during our math time.  We have had several teachers bringing us props to help us play the roll as a drill sergeant and Crystal has been practicing using her drill sergeant voice and singing the chant LOL!  I told her that I would be the one to stand back and take pictures :-). 

So, we told our kiddos what we would be doing next week and they are so excited about it.  In fact, by the end of the day last week, my students were practicing saying yes ma'am to me after every direction that I gave them.  :-)

Come back later next week to check out our pictures of place value boot camp!  Kristi


  1. Looking forward to hearing about it!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. What a great idea! I love the teacher tipster. I bet your kids loved it, and more importantly it got them motivated about math.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After


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