Saturday, September 22, 2012

tpt

I have finally decided to join Teachers Pay Teachers!  My original hesitation about joining was that I didn't feel I had anything truly original to sell.  But now that I've been making a lot of my own activities, especially being in a new grade, I feel pretty good about it!  :)  My first unit is on Place Value.  While I loved Cara's Place Value Packet of Fun in first grade, my second graders need a little more advanced practice.  For example, some of the questions on our district test require them to know that 521 is not only 5 hundreds, 2 tens, and 1 ones, but it is also 52 tens.  Crazy, right?!  I feel like that's super advanced for 2nd grade {at least at this point in the year}.  But since it's required, I need to figure out a fun way to teach it!  So I started the basic place value intro with a simple place value poster.  


I already have made and plan on making more activities to keep practicing this topic.  This is where YOU come in.  Since it's my first ever tpt unit, I would LOVE some feedback/suggestions on what types of activities you would like to see in it.  I am going to randomly select two winners from the comments of this post to give the unit to when I'm finished!  Until then, I would love it if you would follow my new Teachers Pay Teachers store!  While you're there, grab the place value poster freebie!  :)  


6 comments:

JRoberts said...

What a fabulous idea to sell your stuff! I love TPT and buy stuff there often.

I am currently teaching Grade 2 to my baby, so I am at a loss as to suggestions, but I would love to have something that would help me teach him these tens and ones concepts. He gets it, but doesn't at the same time.

If I place things in groups of tens, or he sees that 5 groups of 10 equals 50, he understands. BUT tell him that 52 is 5 groups of ten, and 2 ones...that is trickier.

If you have anything that would be along those lines, helping kids understand the numbers and not just the tactiles, that would be my first purchase! :) That was way wordy for a comment...sorry.

Anonymous said...

Hi ! I teach in Chandler, Arizona! Was curious to know what district you teach in. I hope your new year is off to a great start.I so love teaching second grade, it is the best...hope to loop up there this year. Would love your place value unit, I have several gifted students and in my differentiated math groups am needed so more challenging activities. Thanks for posting! Would love to collaborate anytime!
Valerie Nikolaus
1st grade, Jacobson Elementary
nikolaus.val@cusd80.com

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