These word problems are uniquely created to ask your students to dig deep and explain their thought process. It's your job to ask loads of questions and get students to share their answers. We don't have to come up with our answers the same way but it is important to find the right answer. Sharing the thought process allows students to explore different processes and find one that works for their style of learning. KOA.A.1-5
Do 1 or 2 of these daily. With students teaching each other, they seem to grasp concepts so much better. I have the Wise Owl Sheet as a poster in my room. So, if you have access to a poster maker, you might to do the same. More monthly word problems on the way!
I just add these to the 3 ring binder which includes my calendar packet and complete 1 or 2 daily.