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This is a new structure for my math mysteries targeting younger students. While students will be getting lots of practice with adding and subtracting in this fun math mystery story, they will also be engaging in lots of literacy skills!
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Engage and motivate your students to practice their addition and subtraction skills (within 20), with this fun Math Mystery: Case of The Great Zoo Escape! Students must use their math skills to decode 5 clues and discover who, where, when, what and why in their investigation of the case.
This fun detective story also encourages literacy skills as students must read simple sentences, comprehend and match information given with a text picture stencil to present on their mystery case file.
In this math mystery pack you will receive:
• Teacher Instructions
• The Math Mystery Story, “Case of The Great Zoo Escape”
• Math Mystery Case File – that students will use as they work through each clue
• Clue 1 (WHO) – Addition (0-20)
• Clue 2 (WHERE) – Subtraction (0-20)
• Clue 3 (WHEN) – Addition (0-20), Time (am/pm, yesterday/today)
• Clue 4 (WHAT) – Subtraction (0-20)
• Clue 5 (WHY) – Addition and Subtraction (0-20)
• A Literacy Extension Activity for optional use post investigation (Write a Letter)
• Answer Sheets
• Printable awards to give to students who solve the mystery of The Great Zoo Escape!
I hope your students enjoy. Please do not hesitate to email me on JJResourceCreations@gmail.com or use my store Q & A if you need help or have any questions when using this resource.
FREE worksheet on converting decimals to fractions!
I aimed to add some fun to this worksheet by requiring students use their answers to discover which character is hiding the donut. Students must use their answers to eliminate the suspects from the grid until one remains. The last suspect standing (who will have a fraction in the answer box that was not an answer to any of the questions), is the one hiding the donut!
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Most of us teachers have experienced anger and tension between class members in the classroom at some point. It can be unsettling to other students in the classroom, and dangerous if not dealt with properly and quickly. In my first year of teaching I had an instance that escalated to a violent fight between two boys in my classroom! After that experience, I assured to keep some better strategies up my sleeve to try and prevent a situation like that.
After that day, which left me in tears, I searched for ways to prevent such horrible fights from occurring. While tension and anger between class members can’t be helped, knowing what I knew about the two students I feel that I should have done more besides separate them when I saw the anger rising. So after this experience, here were some strategies that I began using in my classroom to de-escalate an angry child or when tension was rising between class members:
Unfortunately, there may even be the situation where none of these strategies work depending on the individual student; yet still I have found these strategies useful on many occasions to put out potential 'fires' within the classroom.
If you have any other strategies and/or experiences that you would like to share I would love to hear them. Feel free to use the blog comments section down below.
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