Word Problems, Spooky Number Lines, and More: Five for Friday

Happy Friday!!!  It's time to link up with Doodle Bugs to share a few highlights from the week.  Are you ready?

This week we continued to work on word problems...including two-step word problems.  My students had a blast being "Super Solvers" this week.  We played a game of I Spy on Monday and instead of moving about like spies as they visited each card posted around the room, they moved about like superheroes.

We also reviewed two-step word problems by completing this mini book.

Finally, we wrote a few word problems together.  I let them choose the superhero names and scenarios.  I think they did a great job choosing a name for our first superhero.  Wink, wink.

We also worked with number lines.  To make this a little more hands-on, I had the students make their own number lines.  They loved this!

They were told to glue their ghosts "shoulder to shoulder" to ensure that they fit on the sentence strip I gave them.  About 5 of them did this perfectly, those who ran out of sentence strip simply attached a bit of extra length to their original strip to make it longer.

They used spiders to hop along the ghosts to model addition and subtraction on a number line.  Click {here} to get the ghosts for FREE!

My students have been using these Roll-a-Story boards, and they are loving them!  I give each student their own board and one die (which they store in their pencil box).  When they have free time, or after they finish their writing task during Writer's Workshop, they can use this resource to get ideas for their writing.  I'm always looking for ways to motivate my students to write, so I am loving that they look forward to bringing out their story boards.  Looks like we might need to review some convention skills soon.  ;)

Finally, my students have been working on a writing piece to display in our hallway.  They wrote stories about a pet monster and then made these adorable drawings of their monsters to display next to their stories.  I simply had them draw their monster, trace it with a Sharpie, and then color it in with colored pencils.  Kid art is truly the BEST!  You can't help but smile at this cuteness, am I right?

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  1. Love your freebie ghosties! And the kid monsters are the cutest! See you around! Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

    1. I'm so glad you love them! I just hung the monsters up after school and the bulletin board looks so cute. I think the kids are going to go crazy when they see the complete display on Monday. Thanks for stopping by!


  2. All of your ideas look fantastic! I’m loving the fall/Halloween/Super Hero theme you’ve got going on. The roll-a-story center looks like so much fun. I seriously wish I had teachers growing up with this much creativity :)

    Sliding Into Second Grade

    1. Aww, thanks! Lot's going on for sure. I'm definitely a little bit eclectic. ;) Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate your sweet words!



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