I taught kindergarten for 16 years and was a district k-1 strategist for 2. I have a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist and a doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas. I am currently working for Dallas ISD as a prek instructional specialist.
This week we started orally working out and solving word problems. We started with the book Ten on the Sled. First we retold the story by acting it out on a large sled. Then we made up our own story problems to act out and solve. After lots of whole group practice we made our own sleds out of construction paper. Then I made up oral story problems while they acted them out independently. You can get the animal pictures here.