Daily Fix-It & Math Problem Solving

I seriously lack in the area of daily fix its.  I think they are really hard for kinders at the beginning of the year…and they are BORING.   I like to start doing them at this time of the year when the kiddos have a good grasp of sentence structure, and are pretty great little readers Smile.

I came up with this version of daily fix it:

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Right now, the children are doing this for morning work while we wait for the other kids (half of my class!) to come from breakfast.  It works out well because there is plenty of time for the children to work on detailed drawings.  When the children work through the fix-its, I have them first try to read the sentence.  Then they circle any errors that they find.  I usually tell them the number of errors.  They then re-write the sentence in their neatest handwriting and add their corresponding illustration.  There is also always a mixed-up sight word as well, so they get practice noticing that and referring to the word wall if they need to. So, we get some editing and handwriting practice in.  The last step is to have a friend check it.  I love this part – the children are harder on each other than I am, and they are so receptive to their peers’ criticism!

The second new thing we have been working on (well, it’s not really new, but this format is) is our daily problem solving book.  In the past, we have done this in our math journals, and I have had to prepare labels or cut out strips.  We would have the messiness of glue and goo…argh..frustrated me to no end.  So, I created the March Problem Solving Book! 

We use this as both a literacy and math activity by circling or highlight words/sounds we know, underlining important information and so on.  It takes us about 15 minutes to get through it.  The children LOVE it, and I LOVE the learning they are getting from it.  They are becoming great little problem solvers!

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41 comments:

  1. Kathleen, I would love to have these! Do you have a TPT store or a way to download them?

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  2. I would love the template for the Daily fix It also! My kinders would be ready for this now too!

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  3. It worked for me - love these ideas. I agree, my kids are ready for this work now! Thanks so much!

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  4. I can't see anything. Would you be willing to send it to me please?
    sandra.guntorius@gpisd.org

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  5. I THINK I figured out the problem -- I downloaded the newest version of firefox as well as the newest adobe flash...if you can't see the preview of the google doc, that might be what you need to do!

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  6. They are great! The downloads worked perfectly.

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  7. I think these are great and want to use them in my classroom. Is there a link to get me to your TpT store account?

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  8. Here is the link to her store:
    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kathleen-Pedersen

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  9. The March problem solving looks great. I wish I'd found it a couple of weeks ago. Are you planning on doing an April version?

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  10. I cannot access these either...I would love to purchase a set of the daily fix its! Are you selling them on TPT? If not would you consider emailing me the template? kcsc141@gmail.com Thanks so much!

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  11. I love this! I just discovered your blog! LOVE IT, too.

    Erica Bohrer's First Grade

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  12. For those of you that are wondering, YES! I will be working on an April version! I should have it ready by the end of the week!

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  13. I would gladly purchase these from TPT!
    I was able to download the documents.

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  14. Love this idea!!! Would you share the template so that it can be modified for themes or wording in sentences?
    Thanks for sharing

    suzynae@tx.rr.com

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  15. I've been using the March problem solving set and LOVE it!! I was hoping you'd be doing an April set so I'm very excited! Thanks - my kiddos are learning so much from these and I like that you don't have to glue anything.

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  16. Love your blog!!! Are you selling these on TPT?

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  17. You are THE BEST!!! I always Love your stuff. I, too, would LOVE to purchase some more fix it ups. They are perfect for this time of year in kindergarten!! Thanks for all you do!

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  18. I would definitely purchase a monthly problem solving book!!! Also the fix-it template. Thanks so much!!!

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  19. *sheepish grin*
    I just went to your TPT page and saw both for sale. I'm purchasing them now. Thanks sooooo much!
    Will you be doing one for each month of the school year? (pretty please with a cherry on top!)

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  20. Love the idea!! Can you share the template for FIX IT UP?
    Thanks,
    sixtysixhwy@aol.com

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  21. I am working on an April Problem solving book right now! I will also work on an April fix-it book too!! Chocolate eggs, bunnies, ducks, chicks oh my!!

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  22. LOVE these!!! So perfect and they don't require many materials or create a mess. How can I get them? Thanks!!!

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  23. I love these!! I might have to create some of my own. I am loving your new blog.

    mrswilliamsonskinders.blogspot.com

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  24. Perfect for 1st grade morning work. I love all of your ideas. Is there a blank template on TpT? I would like to use sentences from the 1st grade Scott Foresmann series.
    Jennifer Gorham
    gorham_2@yahoo.com

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  25. I have alot of students who finish morning work super fast! I'm going to use the "fix it up" for those students who finish quickly! I love it! Could you send me the template?
    lisamariegates@gmail.com
    I love your blog!

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  26. Love the Daily Fix It idea. Are you willing to share the blank template?

    justmelz1@yahoo.com

    Thanks for the GREAT ideas!

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  27. Hi! I also love the Daily Fix idea. Can you send me the template? Thank you!

    sud@sasd.k12.pa.us

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  29. If you are willing to share the template for the Daily Fix It, I would love a copy. My email is buddymax15@yahoo.com. It is a great idea! Thanks!

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  30. So, I just found your blog and I am in LOVE!!! Are you sharing the blank template or can we purchase the blank version that we can edit?? You are incredible!!!! Thank you!!!

    cappsclass2010.blogspot.com
    eden_capps@scps.k12.fl.us

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  31. Love your stuff! Thanks for sharing your ideas and hard work!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  32. I just stumbled upon your blog and LOVE it!!! I teach first grade. Do you have the blank daily fix-it that I could have and tweak for my own words? I would love it! Thanks!
    Sara
    sara3795@gmail.com

    http://firstgradefuntastic.blogspot.com/

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  33. I just found your blog and love it!! I teach first and could really use the fix-it up. Could you send me the blank template, or tell me how I can purchase it?

    Babbc@go-redbirds.com

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  34. I love your fix-it up sheet. Can I get the template from you?

    jcannon@jeffco.k12.co.us

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  35. I cannot locate them at teachers pay teachers and would love a copy of your fix it sheet.

    hillegasm@muhlsdk12.org

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  36. You can find the fix-it up sentences here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fix-It-Up-Sentences-for-Grammar-Sight-Words-Handwriting

    Thanks for asking!

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