THINGS MY FIRST GRADERS THOUGHT ADDITION WAS

"Who can tell me what addition means?" Responses are in chronological order.
  1. Acting
  2. Telling someone about your feelings
  3. Thinking about others' feelings
  4. Adding
  5. Add on
  6. If someone has five apples and someone else has six apples and they have a playdate
  7. Cooking
  8. When you want chocolate or sugar or to play on the iPad only all the time
    This is when we stopped and just told them what it means. They all remembered.