I hope you can link up with a WOW moment (professional or personal) from your week. This will be my last Wednesday WOW for awhile.
First, we brainstormed all the types of Teddy Bear Store problems that we have encountered. It was a long list. But it included: subtraction, multiplication, division, addition, missing addend, and combinations.
Then, they started writing.
It was such a WOW moment to watch our firsties write these story problems. Actually the majority of the students that I work with wrote multiplication stories. These were the same students that struggled to think of an addition problem at the beginning of the year. Here are two examples:
"My mom had 8 kids. She gave 3 bears to each kid. How many bears does she need?"
"I walked into my bedroom and saw 16 bear ears under my bed. How many bears are under my bed?"
These problems, among 65 others, will be shared at our first grade story problem celebration. They are so excited and I look forward to sharing it with you :)