Hi, Teaching Friends!
Do you still remember how exciting it was to catch a jar of fireflies? A quintessential summer moment! Maybe you’re lucky enough to still be running around with your own kids or grandkids at dusk on summer evenings, filling up a blinking jar!
That’s what makes this math center activity one with which your students will instantly connect. They’ll be matching number models for addition and subtraction to pictures of lightning bugs in jars. CCS 1.OA.1, by the way! 🙂