Lesson Plan:

# Mr. Alligator Can't Catch Me!

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August 28, 2015
Standards
August 28, 2015

## Learning Objectives

Students will be able to represent subtraction by manipulating up to 5 objects.

## Lesson

### Introduction (5 minutes)

• Tell your students that today they will be practicing subtraction, or taking away.
• Show students 5 Little Monkeys.
• Encourage students to sing along and use their fingers to practice along with the video.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

• Gather students in your group area and demonstrate the concept of taking away with counting manipulatives, such as 5 brown blocks and a bigger green block.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

• Assign one student to be the alligator and five students to be the monkeys.
• Write the corresponding subtraction problem on the board to demonstrate how to represent taking away.

### Independent Working Time (5 minutes)

• Have students work on the 5 Little Monkeys worksheet independently.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Challenge your students to use numbers higher than 5 to practice subtraction.
• Support: Give your students manipulatives to practice subtraction. Have them count out the manipulatives one by one, using them as they complete the worksheet.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Tell your students that they will have to "clean the room". Have them complete the Clean the Room worksheet.

### Review and Closing (10 minutes)

• Watch the video again while practicing subtraction with small snacks such as fish crackers or fruit snacks.
• Discuss as a class how eating the snacks is similar to practicing subtraction.