• Preschool
• Math
• 60 minutes
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October 3, 2015

This lesson is a great introduction to the concept of simple addition! After listening to a story, students will complete a sensory activity to try adding on their own!

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to practice simple addition.

## Lesson

### Introduction (10 minutes)

• Ask students to find various items around the room. For instance, call on a student to find one toy. Then, call on another student to find two chairs.
• After you have about 10 items, ask students how many items they have all together.
• Inform the students that they just practiced simple addition!

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)

• Now, give each student a handful of shaving cream. Invite students to practice drawing 1 wheel. Then, have them add another.
• Ask students how many wheels they have all together.
• Have students practice making various addition problems independently. They may need guidance through this.

### Independent Working Time (5 minutes)

• Now, have students complete the Caterpillar Addition worksheet independently.
• Walk around the classroom to make sure all students are on task.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Have students in need of enrichment work with struggling students during the shaving cream activity.
• Support: Students having difficulty adding in the shaving cream activity should be paired with another student.

## Review

### Assessment

• Assessment should be based on the outcome of the worksheet.

### Review and Closing (15 minutes)

• Call students up one at a time to the board.
• Invite them to draw a wheel like Wally, or another object, and demonstrate a simple addition problem. If they need help, draw the object for them and have them count until they have the answer!