My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

March 14, 2016

Life's Little Problems #SOL16 14/31

It's the annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!
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Today's slice is inspired by Amy Krouse Rosenthal's book, This Plus That:  Life's Little Equations.

From Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Alarm clock + dark = "It can't be time to get up!"

Toe + shoe + dark = ouch

Cold floor + feet = brrrrr

Warm shower + (shampoo x 2) + soap - soap = squeaky clean

Cheerios + milk = breakfast

Headlights + rainclouds - rain = foggy drive

467 students ÷ (2 buses + 100 cars + lots of walkers) = traffic

Smile + "Good morning" = coworker

Daylight savings time change + first graders = tricky

Read alouds + all intervention students = all better

Clock + 3:15 p.m. = guilty

Clock + 3:20 p.m. = over it + get in car + drive home

Husband cooking + snack break + comfy clothes = pure happiness


  1. Words + your ingenuity and creativity = a wonderful slice.

  2. I just love this book! It brings back memories of activities I did with the kids. Thanks for the memory ;-) hugs

  3. What an amazing slice today! I love it! I haven't heard of that book, I'm going to share it with our math teachers! :)
    Thanks for giving me a peek into you day!

  4. You drew me in with your tease, as I needed to see how you connected to one of my favorite authors. Your post did not disappoint. My favorite: + soap - soap.

  5. Creative thoughts + equations = Fun Slice! Love this book too. My favorite:
    "Warm shower + (shampoo x 2) + soap - soap = squeaky clean"

  6. This is an adorably creative slice! I loved every equation!! This is one of my favorite books!!