# Let's Count!

• Preschool
• Math
• 50 minutes
• 1.0 based on 2 ratings
September 18, 2015

In this lesson, students will practice counting to 10. Using manipulatives, they will learn to pair numbers with the correct amount of objects.

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to count to 10 and match objects to the correct number.

## Lesson

### Introduction (10 minutes)

• Roll a dice and see what number appears. Have that number of students stand up in front of the class.
• Ask those students if anyone can write that number on the chalkboard.
• Continue rolling the dice until each student has the chance to stand up.
• Tell the class that today they will be practicing counting!

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

• Give each student a picture of an apple, a dice, and a small cup of apple seeds.
• Roll the dice and see what number appears. Place the correct amount of seeds in the apple. Explain to the students that they will now do the same.
• Walk around the room as the students begin doing this to make sure they are doing it correctly.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Now, give students cupcake liners that have different numbers written in them. Instruct students to place the correct number of buttons in each liner.
• Check your students' work when they are done.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: For students succeeding with these tasks, have them focus on 1-15 when counting buttons.
• Support: Start struggling students out by focusing on fewer numbers, like 1-6 to mimic the numbers that appear on a die.

## Review

### Assessment

• Assessment should be based on correctness of apple seed and button counting.

### Review and Closing (10 minutes)

• Read students the story Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3. Have them say the numbers they see throughout the story!