Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Subtraction with Regrouping

Happy Wednesday!
We have made it half way through the week! It seems like it is a long haul as we inch slowly to Spring Break! We haven't had many days off lately and the weather has been spectacular. So we are ready!!! We are wrapping up the third quarter and making our way to the end of the year. Does it seem like you have saved some pretty challenging things for the end of the year like me? Some of the last things I teach are some of the hardest things I teach. Up first for my friends is subtraction. We sure do take it to the next level when we get to subtraction. Regrouping from 10's to 1's, 100's to 10's, across zeros! Whew, my brain hurts!!  We love to use the subtraction poem, More On Top...No Need to Stop, More on the Floor...go next door and get 10 more, Numbers the Same?...Zero's the game.  It is such a fun and catchy way to teach it. Now that we have been working on it for about 2 weeks, I thought it would be fun to do a foldable where we are sorting the different kinds of subtraction problems while practicing them at the same time! Check it out here! As you know, I teach in a Spanish/English immersion program. So lucky for you, this resource is in English AND Spanish!
Happy Subtracting!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Informational Text Features

We are up to our eye balls in Informational Texts these days! This is always such a fun thing to teach but it also feels like I am teaching it FOREVER! While kids LOVE reading informational texts, sometimes they are not very motivated to work WITH informational texts. As a culminating activity to our text features, I gave this assessment. Students are to look for the text features in a book that I assigned to them and fill it out accordingly. The thing I like about this assessment, is that it is generic and can be used with any informational book. I also really like the fact that I can differentiate the assessment based on the needs of my students by assigning different books for them at their Just Right level!
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