Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Year of Word Problems

Aloha friends!  So happy it's another long weekend.  I have needed an extra day to clean and catch up on everything that seems to be piling up here at home.

Today I wanted to share that I have finally finished my word problem sets for each month of the year!



This has been no small undertaking.  Let me tell you writing word problems is tough!  I think with each month I got a little better at it and tried to create a variety of problems using different skills.

I have to say these problems are challenging.  They will make your kids think!  My lower guys really struggle with trying to grasp how to solve them, but they are getting it!  Their problem solving abilities have improved so much!!


I always enjoy seeing how they solve their problems.  Second grade brains are working on so many different levels.


I am still working with those kids that just want to take two numbers and always add them up!!


Whew!! That is a huge "difference" in temperature!!  That is a word that I have been pounding into my students heads!  Once they get the concept that they are trying to find the difference they know to subtract.

I constantly have kids referring to our word problem posters.


Notice that I have the addition and subtraction posters on the bottom.  Kids can walk right up to it and physically touch them if they need to.  I always see my students pop out of their chairs and walk over to look for those "key" words to tell them what to do. Click {HERE} to see these in my TpT store.

I know many teachers have been using these word problems and posters in their classrooms.  I have gotten such great feedback from so many and I love that students are becoming better problem solvers.  

I have also received many requests to bundle these items and now that each month is finished I have.



Just click on either of these pictures to take you to my TpT store to check them out.

If your not quite sure about using these with your class.  Here is a freebie that I made to try it out.



I would love to giveaway a few bundles to one of my fantastic followers.  Just leave a comment telling which bundle you would like to win.  I will pick three winners on Sunday evening February 16th.  Good luck and enjoy your long weekend!



80 comments:

  1. I would love the second bundle. I own the September word problems already. Thanks for all of the work you have put into them.

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  2. I would love the second bundle! This is awesome!

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  3. I would love the #2 bundle! I have been gathering word problems for our daily problem solving. These would be a wonderful time saver!

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  4. I would love to have the second bundle...I would use it in prepping my lower third grade students for our upcoming MAP assessment. Thank you for creating and sharing! These have been on my wish list on TpT, so you would literally make a "wish come true"! :-) Thank you for creating and sharing! irishiz1968@hotmail.com

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  5. I would love the second bundle!!! Love these!!! Thank you!

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  6. I already have a few sets from each bundle so I would love to win either of them! They all look great :)

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  7. I would love to have the second bundle. These look like they would work very well with my multi-grade ESE class. reeves@bay.k12.fl.us

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  9. I would appreciate either but if I ha e to choose then bundle 2
    Thank you

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  10. I would appreciate either but if I ha e to choose then bundle 2
    Thank you

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  11. Your word problems are really good and challenging. I love them! I would love the second bundle.

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  12. I would love the either bundle...the 2nd one I could use right away though. These look great. Thanks for the hard work.

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  13. I own most of Bundle #1 already, so Bundle #2 would be my pick if I am lucky enough to win! Know that my students look forward to our Word Problem Journal work thanks to your effort!
    ~Jennifer
    storiesandsongs2@gmail.com

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  14. I would love bundle number 2. Hope I'm one of the lucky followers!
    Thanks for all you great ideas and hard work!

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  15. I would love to win Bundle #2! These work great with my kiddos. :)

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  16. I also would love to use the second bundle to help my second graders learn how to use problem solving techniques to solve word problems. I really appreciate the way you set the problems up. Your problems reflect our EveryDay Math curriculum very well. It would be very helpful to add your creation to my math curriculum. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. I would love either one....I have both of them on my tpt wish list.
    Jmacerata@gmail.com

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  18. I have both sets on my wish list! Either one would be great! Thanks for making my job easier.

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  19. I have both sets on my wish list! Either one would be great! Thanks for making my job easier.

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  20. The second bundle would be great! I could use it for the rest of the year with my seconders. The first bundle would be great for next year, though!

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  21. I think the second bundle would be a fantastic way to stretch my first graders during the second part of the school year. Getting them to explain their thinking ("prove it") is tricky as is helping them to notice key words in word problems. I call them 'clue' words. :) Enjoy your three days! We don't get Monday off in my district but I know what you mean about housework piling up. laura.scheunemann@wrps.net

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  22. What an amazing idea!! I'd love to win the 2nd set for spring time :)

    jendcullen@gmail.com

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  23. Bundle #2 please and some sunshine my way as well, lol. bryneven@hotmail.com

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  24. Love! Word bundle #2 would be wonderful!
    lddaniel@nps.k12.va.us

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  25. I would love either bundle! They both look great!!
    robynanstey35@hotmail.com

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  26. Love! Word bundle #2 would be wonderful!
    lddaniel@nps.k12.va.us

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  27. These are fabulous! Thank you for all of the hard work. Your efforts make the rest of our jobs a little easier! kelleyybos@gmail.com

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  28. Gah these are going in my cart on TPT! I have noticed the same thing with my lower students...see numbers...add together. It really messes them up when there is extra information, too! I would love the second bundle to get going right away!! strungak@catlin.k12.il.us

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  29. I would love to win bundle #2!! These are awesome and would save me so much time in my classroom!!

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  30. Both look great, but I think I'd like bundle #2 to start! Would be great for my math centers!
    suttonal821@gmail.com

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  31. I would love to win Bundle #2!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  32. Either would be great but if I had to choose I would pick the second bundle! Thank you! Elizabeth shaver@hotmail.com

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  33. Either would be great but if I had to choose I would pick the second bundle! Thank you! Elizabeth shaver@hotmail.com

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  34. Either bundle would be awesome! This is definitely an area that my second graders need to work on. saraschlick@gmail.com

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  35. I would love to win Bundle #1 to get my kiddos started on the right foot next year. Already working on your January ones. :) Thanks so much! These are wonderful! rmuehlfeld@gmail.com

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  36. Bundle #1 please. Kim@dills.us

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  37. I, too, own several of your packets from Bundle #1, so...I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be a lucky recipient of Bundle #2 <3 <3 <3. I am so madly in LOVE with your problem-solving packets, Corinna , thus, if at first your don't succeed, try try again =D. Thank you for your incredible generosity and for considering me =). leafsgirl@rogers.com.

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  38. Desperately seeking additional resources! Greatly appreciated.

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  39. I would love bundle #1. Stenreiro@optonline.net

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  40. I'd love bundle #2. Thank you for your hard work!

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  41. I would live bundle #2!
    idreamof1@aol.com

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  42. These have been on my wish list for a while!! I would love bundle #2! :)

    Janae
    The Sharpened Pencil

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  43. I would love either bundle. I do a math journaling with my 2nd graders and these problem solving worksheets would be perfect! judy.helton@gmail.com Thanks!!!

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  44. I would love bundle #2! I could use it right away and get bundle #1 before the next school year. melissa.baccari@yahoo.com

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  45. I would love the second bundle! I have an intervention group that is working on story problems right now and it would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!
    kristinbrehm@gmail.com

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  46. I would love either bundle, but I could use the 2nd bundle right away. Although, I could use the 1st right away anyways... :)

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  47. I would love either bundle! teachnkick@gmail.com

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  48. I would love either bundle! teachnkick@gmail.com

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  49. I would have to choose bundle 2 because I could use them now.
    suzyq007us@yahoo.com

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  50. Hello from Australia. This week, our focus In year 2 is the introduction of solving word problems coincidentally. That's how I found your blog. Thank you for the huge amount of time you've invested to support so many children. We would be grateful to receive a bundle. Elisa

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  51. I would love either bundle, but would choose #2 if I had to pick one! Thanks for all your work!

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  52. #2 since I am not sure if I will be in 2nd or 3rd next year.

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  53. I would love the second bundle! These look amazing and would really work well with my Math Daily 5. Thanks so much for creating them!

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  54. I would love to win bundle #2. Thanks!
    Courtney
    cfcastonguay@yahoo.com

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  55. Oh wow! Choose just 1? Well I could use either. I would say bundle #1 since I own January and February. :)

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  56. I would LOVE your POSTERS! WOW! :) Wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com
    1stgradefireworks

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  57. I would love the second bundle for the last half of the year. My kiddos struggle with word problems so this would be great for them!

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  58. I would love the second bundle if I am lucky enough to win :) terria310@aol.com

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  59. I would love the 2nd Bundle. I'm going to grab your posters too. tiffanyder11@gmail.com

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  60. I would use either bundle. Love those. Will have to get them.

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  61. Such a great resource... Would love the 2nd bundle.... but either way have it saved in my wish list... sarajwv@yahoo.com

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  62. I think the second bundle would be great for me! Thanks for the giveaway! erika_a_bell@hotmail.com

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  63. Your second bundle would be a fantastic addition to my classroom. I have been reteaching word problems the last few weeks and our assessment is coming up. I have some kiddos that are still struggling and could use the extra practice these would provide them. tmtupps@gmail.com

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  64. Wow! What a great giveaway! I'd love 2nd bundle!

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  65. These look AMAZING! I am a second year 2nd grade teacher and I would love to work on problem solving more in my classroom. Both bundles are currently in my TpT cart, but I would love the 2nd bundle to start using soon. :)

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  66. Honestly would love to win either bundle, but maybe #1 in the hopes that if we hit word problems hard in the start of the year, we won't need so much work in the last half. (Wishful thinking, right?)

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  67. I'd love bundle #2! They both look great!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade
    Follow me on Facebook!
    successinsecondgrade@gmail.com

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  68. I would love bundle #1! Love your word problem sets! Thanks for such a great giveaway. brookebecker@cinci.rr.com

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  69. Honestly, I would love to have either bundle! They both look great!
    hilzgard@yahoo.com
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  70. My class could definitely benefit from this amazing bundle! We recently took a benchmark and the word problems were so difficult for them. I think they just need more practice. I would love your packs.

    Carol H.
    carolhernandez3@gmail.com

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  71. These look great! I would love bundle #2!
    Heather Haugen
    heatherhaugen@netzero.com

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  72. This is exactly what I have been looking for!! Thank you for creating them and bundling them too :-) Either bundle will work for me :-) Thanks for the chance to win !!
    Karen
    tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

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  73. They look great. I would love to win bundle #2.
    lnabors@kingwoodchristianschool.com

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  74. I use these word problems for morning work! That is also when I meet with my three lowest students for RTI and do them together! It has been great! We are working on reading comprehension, critical thinking, and problem solving! These are by far some of the best products I have found for my class! I also have and love the posters. We refer to them everyday! "Step 1: Read the problem!" Haha, I just love it all! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  75. I would love to win the 2nd bundle. Thanks for the chance.

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  76. I'd LOVE to win Bundle #2!! I've been purchasing every month since September-- they are such great practice!!

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