I just uploaded a Christmas activity to my TPT Store. I know, I know-CHRISTMAS NOW? I had the best of intentions of getting this activity TPT ready way before the holidays but as you know time has a way of escaping you. So, here it is anyway!
It's great activity that I LOVE to do in my class. It fits in perfectly with the holidays and is a GREAT review for working with decimals.
A few days before I begin the activity I assign the kids to create a list of 10 items they would like for Christmas, print out a picture of the item, and find the actual retail price of the item. From there I have the students calculate the sales tax-multiplying and adding decimals. They also calculate the grand total of their items.
After the math work is done the kids create a large size Christmas List using their pictures, final prices, and grand totals while the Christmas music is playing. It's a great activity for the last few days before the break.
The product can be found on my TPT Store: Reading Buddies TPT Store
|Here's some pictures of my kiddos sprawled out on the floor HAPPILY|
working with decimals
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large list with their math, pictures, and decorations.