We finished up our addition unit last week in math and are moving onto subtraction!
Today I introduced the skill by reviewing how addition means "to put together." Then I said this week we are going to being "taking away" or subtracting. I read "Five Green and Speckled Frogs" and had 5 kids come up with frog masks and had them help model "jumping into the pool" as we read/sang the song and I wrote the subtraction sentence on the board as well. We did this 3 or 4 times to let each kiddo have a turn. Tomorrow we are going to do the same activity with Monkeys swinging in a tree! =) Afterwards, we did a subtraction activity page together that talked about "taking away"! They did a great job!
I kept the math centers addition related since they need to be able to complete them independently!
I got all these amazing recording sheets from here: Free addition centers
These are GREAT centers! They were easy to get together and I'm really happy with them!