Krissy's Race to 100 book, and they are so motivated to write. Handwriting is not my strong suit, because I don't make it a priority, but this is such an easy way to fit in number writing every day without taking up a bunch of time. And my students are obsessed and so motivated. It is the quietest 2 minutes in my class every day.
Proactive Pete, and made this anchor chart. We know that proactive people stop and think, instead of immediately reacting. So we applied that to reading, too. Proactive readers stop, think of a good strategy and then solve the word. We practiced using lots of strategies to solve words and using new strategies when the 1st or 2nd one didn't work.
4. We're really hitting subtraction hard in math, so I've tried to find some concrete and fun ways for my kids to see subtraction. My mom got me these super cute fishing poles and I used them to make a subtraction game. We put all 8 fish in the tub and they have ten seconds to fish them out. At the end they make a subtraction equation on this <freebie> recording sheet. (The graphics on the recording sheet are from My Cute Graphics and Krista Wallden.)
Well, that's my five. Don't forget, you have a few more hours to enter my giveaway. Good luck!