I also have a packet of Monthly Warm-Ups, a new series I am creating. This first one has a month’s worth of story problems that can be solved with addition and subtraction and includes a space for students to draw a picture of their work. I have used a lot of common sight words so the readability is easy and the math is the actual focus. Words that are NOT sight words or may be more difficult have a simple picture above them the first time they are mentioned on the page. The pack includes differentiated problems as well. Each story problem has an “easier” set of numbers (indicated by 1 dot on the bottom of the page) and a “harder” set of numbers (2 dots on the bottom of the page). The actual story problem is the same, so the pages do not look that different from each other. An answer sheet is included and also shows which function (addition or subtraction) is used on which page. You can use them in any order, so this page may help you decide which problem you want students to work on each day.
The story on the left has the “easier” numbers of 5 and 3. The story on the right has the “harder” numbers of 15 and 13 (not all numbers simply have 10 added to them; this is just one example)