First, we began with an introduction to addition. We watched the Basic Addition Brain Pop and created an anchor chart for word clues used with addition.
Here are the words that were part of the vocabulary listed in our curriculum.
We made an anchor chart that looked exactly like this one from The Teacher Wife:
We use Thinking Maps at our school and I made this as a type of circle map for my kiddos to find the word clues for addition. They will just cut and glue all the word clues for addition.
We also played several different addition games from various blogs. Here are the ones we used. Click on the pictures to see what other great things these blogs have to offer.