Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Place Value Song

I love Teacher Tipster!  Here's a great video he did about his place value song!
Not sure if I could pull off the hat and glasses, but love the song and the hands-on idea for forming the numbers!


  1. Hi Heidi! I came accross your blog this morning and have spent over an hour reading and writing down GREAT ideas! I have been teaching 1st grade 10 years (have taught a total of 13). Your blog has given me some fun and fresh ideas! Thank you so much for sharing all of your ideas!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing this video! He cracks me up!


  3. Heidi, I LOVE this guy... I wish I could pull it off in his way, but I just don't think I could do it without laughing. I really like the concept of the talls and smalls. Totally doable and a GREAT idea. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing your find. I could really see this visual working for my kids!


  5. Hey Heidi,

    I found this video in the middle of this past school year and thought it was WONDERFUL! My second grade son loved it too, so I thought I would give it a try in my first grade room. I ran out to a party supply store and found 10 army hats. Then I made tens and ones labels to put on the hats. After I taught my class the song over a few days and introduced the concept, I had the students put on the hats. I would call a few up at a time and give out tens hats and ones hats. The "audience" had to write the number that was formed on their white boards. The students thought it was the best thing!!!

  6. k...now I've got to go to the party store!
    Thanks for sharing!