Last week I was in a grade 1 Classroom that was at the beginning stages of adding. This made me think of a great lesson Karen Lirenman had done with the book One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab (counting by feet book). I immediately told her about the lesson and we planned to co - teach it the following day. While I read the story, Mrs. Dadd created an anchor chart of
all of the characters in the story and the children told us how many feet each character had. We then modeled how to add different combinations of characters feet to get a sum. Students then were asked to select a sum that was a "just right" challenge for them and to create a drawing of the two characters and their number sentence that went with their picture using the Book Creator App. Children that were ready were challenged to add 3 characters' feet in their number sentence. Students then recorded their voice explaining their number sentence
with a phone that plugs into the headphone jack in the iPad to reduce background noise. (I purchased them at the dollar store.) We then airdropped all of the pages to one iPad, combined the pages in Book Creator and exported it as a movie so the class could watch and listen to their class book on the big screen!