Lesson Plan

Counting on the Farm

Students will love heading to the farmyard as they learn all about early addition in this fun lesson plan! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Adding Cards lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Adding Cards lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Adding Cards lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to solve addition problems using numbers 0–5.

Language

Students will be able to explain how to solve addition problems using visual supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together.
  • Show the cover of the book Down on the Farm 1, 2, 3 and ask, "Does anyone know what a farm is?"
  • Allow for a minute or two of think time and then say, "A farm is a place where animals work and live."