## Reflection: Learning Communities Same As Subtraction 1, 2, 3 - Section 4: Independent Practice

After sharing this lesson with a friend who teaches kinder at another school in my district, she asked if I had a subtraction for 0, 1, 2 sorting page. I asked her why 0, 1, 2 instead of 1, 2, 3. She informed me that she likes to layer skills so she would like to do 0, 1, 2 and then 1, 2, 3 adding only one new difference each time so she can make sure that the kids really understand that a difference can equal 0. Once I created the page for her, she was able to duplicate it and change the headings for the rest of the layering she wanted to do. I the idea.

Collaborating with her allowed be to learn something new and help a colleague. Talking with other teachers creates bonds and improves our practice because we gain new knowledge and strategies to use with our students. Take advantage of time with your colleagues and learn as much as you can from each other to improve your practice and enhance student achievement.

Learning Communities: Same as subtraction 0, 1, 2

# Same As Subtraction 1, 2, 3

Unit 11: Same As
Lesson 6 of 9

## Big Idea: While addition seems to come easily to kinders, subtraction requires much more time and practice. Breaking down into bites (starting with small differences) works best for young children

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### Dawn Gunn

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