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number bond mat on table with addition cards, acorns placed in two number bond circles to model addition statement

Acorn Number Bonds

Learning Goals: Number Sense, Composing and Decomposing Numbers, Addition

    • Place acorns, addition cards, and number bond mats on table. 
      • If possible, include students in collecting acorns outside! 
    • Encourage students to take on the role of "Kindergarten Squirrels" who are hiding acorns in different circles. 
    • Have students flip over an addition card and "hide" each number of acorns in the smaller circles. 
    • Combine both circles together to see how many acorns make up your squirrel meal! 
    • As an extension: have students record their addition statements to see all the acorn meals they had!
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