- Round the Garden by Omri Glaser
- chart stand
- chart paper
Set Up and PrepareThe artist note in the back of the book, as well as the flaps on the book jacket, has useful information.
If possible, make an enlarged color copy of the illustration of the dinner table at the back of the book. (If this is not possible, the book itself should suffice. Just have students sit close during the lesson.)
Write the following on the chart paper:
"There were six carrots on a plate. The bunny ate two carrots. How many carrots were left on the plate?"
"There were three flowers on the girls hat. A bee came by and dropped two more flowers on her hat. How many flowers were left on her hat?"
Read the chart paper with students, giving them the opportunity to solve the problems. Have them generate new problems that the class can then work on solving as a group.
Have students write out their own number sentences.
With younger students, count the fruits and vegetables and label them with the correct number.