(I can never think of clever titles!)
I have been teaching character, setting, problem, and solution to my students and saw that Mrs. Lemons from Step Into 2nd Grade had posted about a great puzzle she had made with her kids. I found it on Pinterest – love what I find on there!
I was struck with inspiration this afternoon while I should have been eating lunch, but was actually thinking about what I was going to do that afternoon. I made a quick sheet by hand, ran a copy and used it with a picture book to reinforce problem and solution.
I read Apple Trouble by Ragnhild Scamell and we made the puzzles. The kids loved it and it was a little artsy-craftsy. It also makes a cute display.
I made a pretty version for next time. I might put it in a center. Click below for a copy.