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Students will be able to use objects to add numbers up to ten.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Sit with your students in a circle.
Put ten plastic bugs in a pile in front of you.
Ask your students to guess how many bugs there are.
Ask your students to think of a way to make the bugs easy to count.
Arrange the bugs in an orderly line.
Count the bugs out loud with your students.
Tell your students that they will be using bugs to solve addition problems.
Show students pictures of bugs that are included in the plastic insects. Name each one with a label.
Point to each bug as you count it. Display a poster with numerals and number names from zero to ten.
Ask students to give you a thumbs up if they have ever seen a bug before. Tell them to turn and talk to a partner to name the bug and where they saw it. For example, "I saw a ladybug on the yellow flower."
Remind students that addition involves finding the total number, or how many there are in all.