The Dreaded Double-Digit Subtraction, Word Work, and a PBS Freebie

Okay.  This post is a random mess.  Just warning you!  So, we started double-digit subtraction the week before last.  Every year, I think they are never going to get it!  It is such a tedious process to teach this skill; therefore, I dread introducing it every year.  But they are finally getting it!  I have made them repeat a subtraction rhyme so much that they are probably dreaming about it at night!  I took some pics of what we have been doing to learn the process, but I forgot my camera at school!  I created a little packet with some posters, a song, and a rhyme to reinforce double-digit subtraction with and without regrouping  if you want to check it out below.  I cannot take credit for the rhyme or song.  I just had to make some visuals to post for my kiddos.

Next week, we will be ready for the story Nutik, the Wolf Pup.  We will be working on variant vowels au and aw.  I made a word work packet for my classroom, just because I don't think Treasures word work is too kid-friendly.  Plus, the class I have this year needs extra support in spelling and phonics.  More so, than any group I have ever had.  You can find it below.  There is a free word sort in the preview file if you want to pick that up.

I have mentioned before that our school is a Positive Behavior Support school.  We were asked to display posters with pictures that go along with each rule.  We have three school rules: be respectful, be responsible, and be prepared.  You can grab those below for FREE if you are interested. 

Have a great rest of the weekend from the Lemonade Stand Teachers!


  1. The posters are really cute!
    Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. It was so cool to see your signs on the bottom - our school does the 3 R's - be Ready (your prepared), be responsible, and be respectful

    I hate to ask, since it was a freebie, but would you mind doing a Ready one??? (eek! I'm actually cringing as I type that - lol)


    ♥ Jen
    The Teachers' Cauldron

    1. Jen,
      Don't worry about it! I will create one for you. I tried uploading it on TPT tonight, but it is giving me fits. I will work on it tomorrow and let you know. Thanks!


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  7. Thanks for sharing, I am working on double-digit subtraction right now as well! Its nice to think that we are all in it together! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  8. Hello! Love your blog! I noticed you live in Woodbury! I'm over in Christiana. I'm doing an interim at Northfield in Murfreesboro for First Grade! What a small small world it is! You have a great blog!!


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