We started off my sitting on the rug and each person had a chance to shake some apples off the tree. We talked about how many apples we had, how many fell off, and how many were left. I like to think of it as a verbal word problem and for many kids word problems are a big thumbs down.
On the shelf was the same kind of activity, but in written as a word problem.
___ red apples handing in the tree
Looking red and delicious as can be!
I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came ____ apple(s)
Mmm it was good.
How many apples are left in the tree?
|Ladybug adding the apples to her tree.|
|Ladybug giving the apple tree a shake.|