Problem Solving

Calling all WOS Peeps!

Calling all WOS Peeps!

For the past nine years, the Washington Post sponsors a contest for its readers. Readers create a diorama of a famous scene in history or in current events. The one rule is that all the characters in the diorama must be played by Peeps (chicks or bunnies). Below is an entry from last year’s Washington Post Contest. You […]

Kindness

Kindness

Read: Enemy Pie by by Derek Munson One boy’s perfect summer seems to be ruined when his worst enemy, Jeremy Ross, moves in down the block. Fortunately, though, Dad has a recipe for enemy pie. But it seems that the pie will only be effective if the recipient is treated kindly before eating it. Reluctantly, […]

Ground Hog Day

Ground Hog Day

Groundhog Day is held on February 2, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania every year, and you might be wondering how a groundhog landed the job of predicting the weather. If you’re unfamiliar with the tradition, it goes like this: If the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, sees his shadow, we’re stuck with six more weeks of winter. Read: Groundhog […]

At the Farm

At the Farm

Show students a picture (I used Google images for ‘reuse’)  with a group of countable animals (or any theme) and read about another set of animals they cannot see. The task is to find the total number of animals! Students can work alone, in pairs or in small groups. Have counters available as well as pencils […]

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