Double Digits, Subtraction, Regrouping... OH MY!

Hey there!

I just have a quick post tonight about a great hands on tool I used with my 2nd graders when teaching regrouping with subtraction (OH MY). I don't know about your kids but mine were staring at me like a deer in the headlights when I introduced not only double digit subtraction, but with regrouping?! Wait... what is regrouping? Yep, I felt bad for my little nuggets. Luckily, I had spotted a teammate using these little gems when we were working with place value earlier in the year. I decided to make the numbers more visual to the kids and really show those numbers moving. Oh wow I saw lightbulbs go off. It was great I even did a teacher happy dance (true story). Physically moving those tens and ones right in front of them really helped my kiddos make the connection. We also have been chanting A LOT.. "If there's more on the floor...You go next door!" They love that one.

I hope you can use this and if you already are AWESOME! I am not saying that I invented this approach by any means but, if one other teacher sees this, uses it and kids connect... success!


Ready, Set...Write!


So I have had a few people ask me if I would compile all of my writing templates and organizers. I am happy to say that I finally have done it. I am so excited to share this, mostly because I LOVE being organized and if you are anything like me you will love having all of these templates in one place. I have included lots of different options to keep your little writers focused and on track. Cheers to making your life easier! Just click on the cover below to check it out on TPT.