Just like many of you, we are starting our own little version of “homeschooling” this week because of COVID-19. Our district will give us exact directions soon, so we are taking it pretty easy until that time comes. BUT, I knew that my two kiddos would need to start a new routine today. I don’t think any of this actually feels “real” to them. Which is understandable. So, we started doing very light school work and did something fun! Last week I posted Solve to Create a Rabbit to my shop, so that’s where we started. To read more about how it is used in the classroom, look HERE!
I printed off the 6 1st grade word problems that we include in the teaching resource. It’s a mix of addition, subtraction, and multi-step word problems. Then, I used the editable version to copy/paste 6 5th grade word problems from Joelle’s curriculum. This allowed each of my kiddos to work on word problems with their content and at their grade level.
You can’t see it here, but I scattered the word problems all over the house. They started with Number 1. They both searched the house to find it. Then, they brought back only that word problem to solve.
As soon as they solved that word problem correctly, they gathered a piece of their bunny and then went on the search for the next word problem. They did this until they had finished all word problems and collected all bunny pieces.
Then it was time to make their bunnies! Joelle is in 5th grade, and she still loved this. I thought she might think she was “too cool,” but she had the best time with it!
I mean, how precious is this? Plus… he ROCKED solving those word problems once we got started. I was so impressed because some of them are a little tricky!
Joelle focused mostly on dividing decimals, but there were a couple of mixed problems in there as well. She said, “I’m sure glad our mom is a teacher so we can do things like this while we are stuck at home!”
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