### Lesson Plan

Get your students excited about basic math with this quirky addition lesson. It contains a bug-themed selection of games and worksheets.
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Cube Trains pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Cube Trains pre-lesson.

#### Learning Objectives

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.

#### Introduction

(5 minutes)
• Sit with your students in a circle.
• Put ten plastic bugs in a pile in front of you.
• 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.

Beginning

• 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.

Intermediate

• 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.