Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Snow Days and Regrouping with Subtraction Practice

We have been enjoying some snow/cold days here in Kansas.  We got to miss an inservice day on Monday and also a day with kiddos on Tuesday.  I don't think either Katie or I were too disappointed to stay home for a few extra days with our kiddos!  Although on Tuesday I was so sure that we would have school that I didn't even bother to check the news.  I got up early and got my girls ready for Kids Day Out, the baby ready for his Dr appointment (my hubby was off work and home that day), and rushed out the door running late for school. I arrived at school and was baffled as to why there was only a few cars in the parking lot.  Then our custodian poked his head out the door and told me there was no school.  Holy cow!  I am a ding dong!!!  However, I was a happy ding dong as I took myself to Starbucks and then home to have an extra day of quality time with my family. :)

So today we were back at school and I wanted my kiddos to get in some extra practice on regrouping with subtraction and regrouping with addition.  Since we had just finished up regrouping with subtraction before Christmas break I decided to start with that.  My kiddos are great this year and are able to do so much  more than my groups in the last few years so I love doing scavenger hunts/task cards with them.  For 13 years I have always called these scavenger hunts (not sure why, other than that we are hunting for the cards to solve the problems) and recently I discovered that the rest of the world seems to have an actual name for this activity...task cards.  Sheesh!  You learn something new every day! :)  So basically I am doing the same activities I have done for 13 years, but now I am calling them something different! Over my break I created a new set for my kiddos to use for review.  I always let me early finishers hang the cards around the room, which for some reason is a VERY sought after job.  Go figure! Here is my class enjoying getting to move during some math review.

Here is a pic of the set I created. If you would like to check it out over on TPT just click on the picture to head over.  I have it listed for only $1.50!!!!!
If you would like a set for free just leave a comment and I will send it to the first 3 people!
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  1. I would love to have a copy! Thank you!

  2. This is just what we are working on this week, too! I'd love the extra practice!

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  3. We are just getting ready to start this skill and these would be great!