Reflection: Lesson Planning Holiday Addition Word Problems - Section 1: Attention Grabber/Introduction


This activity was put together by my fellow kindergarten teacher, Melissa Rominger, who found a collection of free addition and subtraction holiday word problems online by Michelle McElhinny on Teachers Pay Teachers.  The original download was fantastic and very thorough with lots of addition and subtraction word problems.  We needed to practice addition with different strategies, so Melissa added the number line, the Draw it and Solve it sections, and she shared them will all of us.  I am so grateful—not just for my hardworking colleague who found a way to fulfill a curricular need, but to Michelle M and all the wonderful teachers on TpT.

Sometimes it’s tempting to try to “reinvent the wheel,” I waste countless hours trying to do just that!  Time well spent is better than just spending time, and I am so impressed by Melissa’s ability to find something cool online for free, and then make a few modifications so that the freebie “fits.”

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Holiday Addition Word Problems

Unit 9: Addition
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT use a variety of methods to solve addition word problems.

Big Idea: This is a fun "book" of holiday addition word problems that includes solving problems with pictures and number lines.

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Math, addition, subtraction
  40 minutes
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