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Math Word Problems Scavenger Hunt

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pirate math scavenger hunt

Math word problems and a scavenger hunt! This is a different way to get kids interested in doing word problems. Whenever we look at the data from our testing, word problems are still the area our 2nd graders have difficulties with. We do a Pirate Unit at the end of the year. ¬†During this unit I incorporate a math word problem scavenger hunt. There are 12 treasure chests that have several different types of math questions. There is addition, subtraction,…

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Pirate Unit

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pirate unit

Pirates are so much fun! At the end of the year my team always does a whole pirate unit. The kids have so much fun and don’t even realize they are doing work. ¬†It lasts about two weeks and the kids write everyday. It’s amazing to see them grow in their writing. We start the unit off by reading “How I Became a Priate” by Melinda Long. There is a packet that abcteach.com has with this story that I have…

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Calming the Chaos

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end of year activity

Welcome to the Calming the Chaos Blog Hop hosted by 2peasandadog. All of us bloggers have come together to share our top tips for making the last month of school run smoothly. Visit each of our blogs to learn something new and catch a freebie or two! Happy Hopping Well it is the end of the year! Now what do you do? All of your grades have been verified and all of your materials have been taken up. Your kids…

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Prefixes and Suffixes

Prefixes and Suffixes
prefixes and suffixes

Prefixes and Suffixes still seem to be difficult for my class. I have been spiraling this concept throughout the year but, some students still get confused. I decided to go ahead and make a prefix and suffix unit. I wanted to try to make it fun so I came up with an ice cream activity.           There are posters that I made explaining what prefixes and suffixes are. They can be used to introduce prefixes and…

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