Ok, how much do you all just love Pete the Cat? My kinders adore him, and the new book is fantastic (Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons)! To go along with the story we first did this activity from Learning with Mrs. Parker. Some of our 4th grade friends came to help us that day; all the kids did such a great job! Even the ones who typically struggle with math concepts were able to do the subtraction word problems; I was so proud!
Then, of course, we needed a fun craft to go along with it. Here's what I came up with, and I'm pretty proud of it. They turned out so cute! (One instance where all pieces were precut; I don't typically do that, but we only had 30 mins to complete the project)