I have some really fabulous co-workers, in case I forgot to mention that fact :) We have worked really hard this year to ensure that our students have authentic learning opportunities. We love the class books by Shari Sloane on KidsCount1234. We have really tried to teach our students mathematical concepts through literature. Below you will see some ideas that are original and some that we have gotten from Shari Sloane.
Who Stole The Cookies From The Cookie Jar?- A lesson on subtraction
Miss Lina's Ballerinas- A lesson on addition to 9
Jelly Beans For Sale- A lesson on money and cost
The Right Number of Elephants - A lesson on rational numbers