Monday, November 11, 2013

Fall Addition and Subtraction Word Problems and a Halloween robability Freebie

50 Fall Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
I had a request a little while ago after another teacher bought my Summer Centers pack. One of the centers consisted of a bunch of word problems. The request was for seasonal and holiday packs filled with word problems.

It's taken me a little while, but I have finished the first pack. It has 25 addition and 25 subtraction word problems.   

The pages all follow a consistent format to help in developing student independence. These problems all have a sum to 10 and are simple ‘joining’ addition and classic take-away style problems - perfect for the start of the year. The 25 addition and 25 subtraction pages are jumbled up (so that students have to work out the operation).

Each page has an addition or subtraction number story (or word problem). Students visualize the problem and draw a picture to represent it. This can help some students work out whether the problem requires them to add or subtract. In addition, students will complete a 10-frame, number line and number sentence (or equation) for each problem. 

I plan on developing more packs as the year progresses that will gradually increase in difficulty and include different styles of questions (start unknown, difference unknown etc). I already have some other packs in the works. 

On another note, the other week we were looking at probability and events that will, might and won't happen. I made up this quick little activity which you can download in Google Drive

It's a bit late for Halloween, but you might want to put it away for next year. My kids had a lot of fun with it. I hope yours do too!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Five for Friday

What a week! I didn't take photos of most of what we did. I never seem to find time to pick up the camera!

I made these cute witches hats for a Halloween treat. Yum! They took way to long to make for such as simple recipe! They have chocolate crackles inside!

We used key details and inferred to work out  which witch was witch and whose things were whose using this cute unit from Abby at The Inspired Apple. I wish I'd taken more pics of this.... it was a lot of fun and the kids loved it.

We kept on learning about sound in science. And I know, the charts I make with the kids are not very cute! But to the kids I am the 'best illustrator in the whole world!'. Ahh kids, they can make you feel good about things you suck at!!

We finished our Halloween themed math centers. The kids had a hoot! We had grandparents day yesterday (and I took not 1.single.picture.!!). One of the activities we did was to share a favourite game with our grandparents. Many chose Witchy Brew to play. You can pick it up for free in google drive.

This pic was from a few weeks ago, but we are learning about procedures. We have made ice-cream sundaes and peanut butter and jam sandwiches this term using this pack from Natalie's Nook. 

I've linked up with Doodle Bugs for her Five for Friday linky

What have you been up to?