Sorry for the hiatus... I'll get to that later.
But first Shopping! I L.O.V.E. to shop and all my kiddos know it! So, what better way to culminate our double digit addition (without regrouping) unit than with a little shopping!
Over that past few weeks I have been collecting empty food containers and boxes. I wish I had taken a picture of the giant pile of clean, I repeat it was clean, trash sitting in the corner of my room. And about half way through collecting it took everything I had not to cancel the activity because I couldn't take the trash any more!! But I pushed on and it was well worth it!
After three weeks of working on double digit addition (our math program spirals, so each unit takes longer than a normal text book) I set up our classroom store with all of the "goodies" the kids brought in.
|All of that was sitting the the corner of my room!! Bananas!! LOL|
|Each table of items had a generic label so the kids could fill out the receipt. I matched the colored price tag dots to the colors above.|
Because I have 21 kids, I had 7 cashiers/check-stands, 7 customers, and 7 courtesy clerks. This way there were 7 groups of three and they could all easily switch jobs when the time came. But you could do what ever works for you.
After the kids found their two items they checked out at their cashier. Since the cashiers hold onto the receipt it was important that they went back to the same cashier every time!
The cashier double checked the amount and then yelled "CHECK" aloud so I could run by and make the double check on all of the math! Then the clerk return the food to the store.
It was a ton of fun and a great way to end the unit! My kiddos LOVED it.
If you are thinking about doing a store in your room HERE is the receipt that we used. Run it back to back and give each kiddo a half-sheet!
And a little non-school fun... I spent my long weekend on a trip to Walt Disney Words Resort...
I had to take a few extra days off, but my husband and I had a blast... and boy was it nice to get away!
I'll be back soon with a new lap book! See you then!