Display the image pictured in the sidebar, Five Ladybugs, to the class. Ask children to think about how the ladybugs are positioned on the page and the number of ladybugs, wings, spots, and antennae that they see.
Possible student responses
There are 5 ladybugs in the picture.
There are more ladybugs on the leaf than in the sky.
There is 1 more ladybug on the leaf than the number that are flying.
There are 10 antennae in the picture.
Some number sentences that can be written from this picture are: 3 > 2, 2 < 3, 3 + 2 = 5, 5 – 2 = 3, 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 10.