Man, teaching is hard work, y'all! After a full week off last week, I am completely exhausted! If I went to sleep and didn't wake up until Monday I'd be perfectly okay with it!
Well, we have been super busy in the classroom this week trying to conquer letter writing and addition with regrouping. It was crucial that we finished our Santa letters because they are published in our local newspapers. So, that's always something that I do RIGHT after Thanksgiving. Plus, it helps to have something festive hanging up! And, after all the work... those suckers need to be hanging up for the next few weeks!
Before we wrote our letters, we used one of my freebie pre-writing activities that you can find here!
We've also been using Erica's Letter Writing Unit!! It's full of wonderful activities!
Up next... more addition with regrouping fun! We've been playing some games from my I Can Regroup Unit! And, they have been a HUGE hit with the kiddos!
Made our Addition Pocket Books that you can find HERE! In this activity the students solve problems WITH and withOUT regrouping, then sort into the correct pocket.
Look at them carrying into their tens place. That makes this teacher happy. happy. happy.
More games! We used spinners to solve addition with regrouping problems...
And, we used the templates from my Addition with Regrouping Unit to set up an ice cream shop! My students had to decide what they wanted to purchase, and their total before they could come get the paper and patterns from me. We did modify it a little so that we could make them Christmas colors :)