Here are some 'springtime stories' that can be used when applying the "3-Read Strategy" (outlined in this blog). Students create their own math problems, which allows ownership and leads to good discourse.
Sherry planted three rows of flowers in her garden. Each row has 14 flowers. Half of the flowers she planted are pink, and half of the remainder are yellow.
We had a rainy day yesterday. It rained steadily for two hours in the morning, then it stopped for a little while. Later it rained again for 90 minutes. Finally, we had another steady rain for three hours and fifteen minutes.
Springtime brings warmer temperatures, but sometimes there is quite a range of temperatures in a given day. The other day it was 42 degrees when I woke up, and when I went to lunch it was 64 degrees. When I started mowing the lawn around 2:00 it was 70 degrees. As I was wrapping up my day, I noticed the temperature was 58 degrees.
Everyone is excited to see the pool open this year! There are three children in my family. It costs $1.50 for one child to get into the pool. Adult entry prices are $1.75. Our babysitter and her friend are adults and they like to go to the pool with us.