I currently teach a small group in a 1st grade classroom. I have the lower level students, and usually I just reteach the days math lesson with intervention sheets. I am going to be observed by my principal on Thursday, and we are going to do review for the test on Friday. We are going to be using Apple trees, and different color counters ( red and green) to depict apples. They will use these to help in creating their addition sentences. What else can I do to add "more," to the lesson. My principal likes seeing different and new things done with the students, for example in reading.....we sang songs to help with comprehension strategies, and we incorporated different hand symbols to represent the strategies as well. I was thinking I could possibly make some sensory materials, like felt numbers for those students who still lack some number sense, or who write their numbers backgrounds. We also usually write numbers in the air to help with this as well... but are there any other "cutesy" things to use with the students that go along with the Apple theme? I also had the thought of the students putting "worms," on the apples to gain that one to one when counting.... Could anyone think of anything else creative, or new to do? Thanks!