While we'll be talking a lot this year about fiction and non-fiction texts, we had a kind of introductory lesson to them on Monday. I used this photo of books from our Fall/Halloween collection to get the discussion rolling.
This afternoon we continued our review of subtraction strategies and we had a quick quiz. The quiz (pictured below) was a problem that was similar to the ones we have been practicing. The boys and girls are learning about the key words that tell us to add or subtract, or in the case of the problem below, do one and then the other.
Once they got started, I found the boys and girls needed further practice with this type of question, so we're going to try a different, but similar quiz on Wednesday. We instead used the quiz as our sample problem and we talked about the types of strategies used to solve these types of problems.