This is a fun math and literacy mini lesson using the book Merry Christmas Mom and Dad by Mercer Mayer. Students will create and solve word problems using addition and subtraction. They will use arrays and compare greater than, less than. They will compare objects, find patterns and use many other skills found in the common core math standards for 1st and 2nd grade.
I use it with my Title 1 tier 2 2nd and 3rd grade groups. It can also be used as a math center in the regular classroom, small RTI or special ed groups,