Hang in there, friends... it's ALMOST Friday!!
Tomorrow is Dr. Seuss Day...or DEAR Day...and PJ Day at my school & let me tell you, the kids are pumped! They are allowed to wear their PJ's, bring a pillow, blanket/towel, and a stuffed animal for our celebration. We have lots of actual work to be done, but it's also such a fun day to just curl up and read some of our favorite books.
Look what I found on Pinterest...
I do love me some Dr. Seuss Day. :)
Anyhoo.... (get it? Whoo? Whoville?) Okay, anyway..
Today, we had the best time working on word problems. If you've been reading my blog, you know that we have been working on these
Well, I found this AWESOME anchor chart to help my firsties learn the proper steps to solving a word problem...
We used this today & I created my own version to put up on our Promethean Board & share with the kids.
Works like a charm. I'm a wee bit in L.O.V.E. with this!
Yep, you read right... we had a snowball fight.
Now, here in GA, we don't get much snow...truth be told, we don't get any snow. It's been quite a while since we've seen as much as a flake..... so, when my kids heard we were having a snowball fight, they were very curious...and very excited!
Each kiddo got their own sheet of white paper. They had to create a word problem...just the problem..and record it on their paper. Then, we balled them up like SNOWBALLS!
On the count of 1...2....3, the kids got to throw the snowballs for 3 minutes. Not long, I know, but they had a BLAST!
Just wish you could have seen their faces. Priceless, I tell you.
After the "fight", the kids each had their own "snowball". They had to open it up, go to their desk, and solve it using our new strategies.
It was so much fun! I'll admit.. I let them continue their snowball fight for a few more minutes after we were done. It was hilarious to watch them..especially since so many of them haven't really gotten to play in the snow or have a real snowball fight. Plus, it made a great way to clean up the classroom.. Believe me, peeps, there was NO trash on the floor at the end of the day.
So, I decided we HAD to do this again! I made up this little pack of snowball word problems. Tomorrow, they'll each get one word problem( so I have a LITTLE control over the problems they solve....AND I can actually read all the writing!! haha).
Since y'all are so awesome, I am sharing this with you, too!
Tomorrow, as we rock out in our PJ's...
I'll pass them out...
We'll crumple 'em up...
and have another SNOWBALL FIGHT!!!!!!!!!
Click on the picture to grab it for FREE! You can also click on the picture of the "CUBES" strategies if you want a copy of that, too.
I'm heading out of town this week... going to spend some time with MB & head to a bridal shower...so this is the closest I could get to my Freebie Friday.
I hope you all like it! Please leave comments if you think you can use this in your room, or if you have some more ideas for this.
If you are working on word problems & need a daily fix for that extra problem solving practice, my March Problem of the Day pack is at my TpT store right now :)
Have a great weekend, friends...and Happy Dr. Seuss Day! :)