I was lucky to swap products with Laurah at
The ESOL Odyssey, offers many classroom ideas for teaching all children and incorporating technology. Laurah's kindness and thoughtfulness is demonstrated throughout her blog--one example is her outreach to help those teachers affected by Hurricane Sandy.
I chose Laurah's Common Core Math Writing Prompts Set 1.
The beginning pages really help students to think about math and how it relates to them and everyday life--understanding and making real-world connections are key.
One part of the pack that I really like is the connections to literature. After reading a book, Laurah gives you questions to think about an activity to do. I left the activity for The Math Curse for my substitute to do. The kids loved the read aloud and had more fun thinking about how they use math! (Sorry no pics for this one!)
I really dug deeply into the activities around equations.
There is also a reflection piece for each question.
The other topics in the pack are: patterns, money, expressions, elapsed time, functions, line and bar graphs, & median, mode, and range. All of which will be covered in my 4th grade curriculum.
Definitely go and check out Laurah's blog and store! You'll be happy you did :)
To celebrate the product swap, I'm having a 20% off sale at my TN and TpT shops tonight through Sunday!
And..a rafflecopter giveaway for the product Laurah reviewed:
See Laurah's review of The Little Match Girl