Talk:Developing attention, focus, and working memory
Boom! Michele Tonge in New Jersey wrote: "There are sounds and motions in second grade for place value: the ones (pop), tens (swoosh), and hundreds (thunk). We have 2nd grade students who want to know if there is a sound for thousands."
We had not invented a sign or sound for 1000, so we invited the class -- Mrs. Walsh's 2nd grade at Francis A. Desmares School in Flemington, NJ -- to invent its own and tell us about it. They pictured the movement of setting a large heavy box on a table, and imagined the "boom!" that you'd hear as it landed. They sent us two photos, the first showing their initial stance -- their hand position holding the heavy box -- and the second showing their position after they've moved their arms downward to set the box on the table, and said "boom!"