I’ve made simple and quick changes throughout for our needs. Notice I covered the grade level here. This is super easy to do in the Google Slides document within the resource. We don’t follow common core, so these levels do not line up at all with our base curriculum. Since Bub is in 6th grade I don’t want something like a grade level to knock down his confidence. Your kiddos do not have to complete all the challenges for it to be a success. You choose based on what you want to get out of it.
Did I mention how versatile this is? Check out these three provided levels!
We haven’t started percentages yet, so I deleted Challenges 3 and 4 from Google Slides and split this up over 7 days. You can do it much quicker, but I didn’t want to overwhelm Bub and I wanted as much repetition as possible.
This is a great opportunity for your child to name the people in their life.
You can see I changed it to five people because the “Track your total” page only has five spaces. I will show you this on day 3. This works on “who” questions and he was eager to add some fav cartoon characters of his at the end!
Since this is our next step, I moved the three “Tracking Sheets” in Google Slides to appear after the list of names. If you’ve never done this, it’s super easy. Left click, hold it down and drag it to the new location.
Let’s go shopping!
Multiple Skill Levels to Choose Gifts
- Drag and drop pre-made circles to select your shopping items.
- Circle them on the sheet.
- Have them point and you circle.
So many ways to adapt to your child!
After this, I ask him who he wants to shop for next and we repeat the process.
I ask him who he wants to shop for third then fourth and we repeat the process.
We repeat the process for the fifth person. This gives us three days of fabulous repetition and once we get to the “Tracking your Total” page he has yet another opportunity to recall or research all the people on his shopping list and the amount spent.
This is the page with only five spaces for the people they are shopping for, and why I covered up that sixth spot for day one.
These yes and no questions are awesome! For Bubba, the way the questions are worded is new to him, so this really gives opportunity for generalization.
Challenge Activity #1
Differentiate with these two ways your kiddos can do this activity. The printed version is a bit harder with multiple categories per page, or Google Slides has one category per page, which by the way, you can print from Google Slides, completely adaptable!
What I love about this challenge is, your child has to know what each product is called, which provides spelling and word knowledge practice as well as two categories that may be new to them, technology and accessories.
Challenge Activity #2
Have your kids ever seen a check? I can honestly say until this project, Bubba has not.
I made some more changes to adapt for a middle schooler. I keep a real check out for a visual, so when it comes to the “Bank Ledger”, I want the check number location to be more realistic. Because of this, I added check numbers in the top right corner.
Since there are five checks, there is a ton of repetition.
Bank Ledger: Track Your Purchases
I made this its own day because the concept is difficult for Bub. In a math workbook the problems are directly next to or on top of each other. Something like a ledger has you solving numbers from different columns.
Adopting kids with special needs for Christmas is something my family has done for a while. Every year I involve Bub more and more. This year he is shopping using this simple spreadsheet.
“& together they created a school they loved” author unknown
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