Monday, January 16, 2012


Here’s a simple solution for when children shove to get in line – and they can learn something.  You will need a Pringle’s can and poker chips.  Cut a slit in the lid of the can.  Write numerals 1-25 (or the number of students in your room) on the chips.  Place the chips in the can, shake them up (love the sound!) and then pass the can around to each child.  The child who selects “1” takes the can and lines up at the door.  The other children line up in numerical order as they place their chips in the can.

Hint!  Write odd numbers on white chips and even numbers on red chips.
Write number words on the back.
Have children think of a math fact that equals their number.