Adding for Preschool
1 The Hook: How do you feel about numbers?
Discuss with the children how they feel about numbers and math.
Ask open-ended questions such as:
-How do you feel about numbers?
-How important are numbers and math?
-How do you use numbers?
-Can we live without numbers?
Record responses in a Web: Math
Openly share their concerns and feelings about numbers and math.
Draw a picture of how they use numbers.
2 Direct Instruction: 10 Little Pigs
Review numbers and how they are represented, for example, 1 = O 2= OO 3 = OOO
and so on.
Ask the children to help count our circles or other symbols for each number.
Show the children the YouTube Video 10 Little Pigs.
For the first time let the story play without pausing.
Now discuss the numbers and pigs represented. Play story again but pause when new number sets are presented. Have children use counting bears or other items to add the numbers.
Write down numbers shown in the story in their journal.
3 Guided Practice: Online Counting
Review numbers and the symbols associated with adding. Set up the students to work on:
Help the children count each object and add the object up.
4 Independent Practice: Review and Home Learning Guide
Assign three to five math problems to each child and have them solve them on their own. Review home learning with the class and solve each problem before sending it home.