Common Core, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, O.A.K.2 states that our students should be able to solve addition and subtraction word problems within ten. Through training and inservices, we have been encouraged to help children learn to solve word problems in a variety of ways, such as drawing pictures, writing equations, or using manipulatives. This unit gives students the opportunity to solve fun word problems that relate to the book Mrs. Wishy-Washy by Joy Cowley. This unit has colored as well as black line copies of the animals to use with your class to reenact the journal entry after students have had the opportunity to work independently. A fun craft activity is included to entice them to want to work in their journals. I have also included addition and subtraction fluency pages within five and addition and subtraction pages within ten to use with manipulatives.
By: Deeanna Golden