I posted this onto my Facebook page today and it is so true! I love to make learning fun.
Today I pulled out the Sit Spots. I had the pleasure of meeting Joyce from Sit Spots in Southern California last month. I had seen these, but never tried them out and now I am hooked. The first activity we did was a reinforcement of place value, more specifically 10 more/less and 1 more/less. I put random numbers on them and then wrote 10 more/less and 1 more/less on the bean bags my mom made me years ago. I have a lot of them, so I felt okay writing on a few of them.
I placed some painters tape on the carpet and had kids line up in teams behind the tape. The first kid would toss the bean bag towards a number. They would look at what side the bean bag landed on and the closest number. and then tell the number. They could confer with their team if they needed to. They loved it!!!