Happy Friday to one and all out there!
It was a fun week of problem solving in our little Curious Firstie world. I know, I know....I have blogged about this problem solving book (Posing and Solving Problems with Story Boxes). We hit the point this week that our kids had to create their own story problems. What! It is the third week of September....beginning of the year....surely they can't do this. UM! YES! They can :)
So I am linking up this Friday to share some of these experiences this week. Thanks Doodle Bugs for hosting my favorite linky (well...I like my Wednesday WOW linky).
2. More creation of story problems (struggling students): They came up with the problem and I wrote it for them.
3. Sharing of the problems:
4. We discussed problem solving strategies this week. We modeled, discussed, and produced some images together to help us remember them. Here is an example.
5. Last up---little bit of phonics for you. I made a "Making Words" powerpoint for the -ap and -ack families. Our struggling readers did a great job with it! They actually followed along with the sheet below. We practiced making these families and handwriting at the same time (much needed handwriting). You can click on the image if you want to download a preview of the Powerpoint.