No-prep problem-solving for homework!
One-page problem-solving activities to be used any time of year. Activities support various content areas and basic skills
and give students interesting opportunities for creative problem-solving.
Most of these are open-ended activities
that invite many different types of responses, so they can be used more than once during the year. Some of the activities are designed to be used repeatedly. Included are activities that support math concepts, literature response, observation, reading and writing skills, and more.
Some of these activities can supplement specific lessons, but any of them can stand on their own to offer review, practice, and/or problem-solving practice. Several include a writing component of some kind, and many include drawing or coloring as an essential component of the task. For the most part, parent help should not be required for students to complete these activities.
Any of these activities can also be used in the classroom.
And... they are perfect for substitutes!
The resource includes 76 activities,
Around the House - 9 pages
- sort, categorize, count, observe
Draw and Write - 11 pages
- prompts for drawing before writing
Color Combinations - 6 pages
-- color, add, and compare
Working with Patterns - 9 pages
- extend, create, interpret, describe
Counting Money - 8 pages
-- count, draw, skip-count, add
Observe and Compare - 6 pages
-- describe similarities and differences
What Goes in the Box? - 8 pages
-- add, subtract, and find the unknown
See It • Draw It - 7 pages
-- observe, draw, resize, rotate, and more
Story Problems - 13 pages
-- draw to help solve word problems
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Some of these pages include blank templates so teachers can make additional, similar worksheets, or for differentiating according to student need.
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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
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