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This teacher suggests reading “Adding Annie” before tackling addition and subtraction worksheets


Language Arts, Math  



Title – Adding Annie
By – Syquita Parks
Primary Subject – Math
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – Kindergarten

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Math Standards:

    K4A – Model and create addition and subtracting problems in real situations with concrete objects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the story
  • Count with teacher on the whiteboard
  • Add on their own with the worksheet

List of Materials Needed:

  • Adding Annie book
  • Whiteboards
  • Adding and subtracting worksheets

Pre-Activity Preparation:

  • Make the worksheets.
  • Have the book and copies of the worksheet ready.


  • Students will be at the carpet for Adding Annie and counting on the white board.
  • They will move to their tables for the worksheet.

Establishing Set/Motivation/Introduction:

      Read the book

Adding Annie

    to the children.

Learning Experiences/Presentation/Procedure:

  1. Have students sit on the carpet while you read Adding Annie .
  2. Write different numbers to add and subtract on the whiteboard.


    *** + **
    3 + 2 = 5
    **** + ****
    4 + 4 = 8
    ******** – **
    8 – 2 = 6
  3. Have a different student come up for each different equation and have them solve the equation.
  4. Explain the worksheet to the students and make sure they understand that the worksheet is like the problems we did on the board.
  5. Send them back to their tables by their color rows and have them work on the counting worksheets.


      Going over the equations on the board and having students come up and give the correct answer after reading

Adding Annie


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