Lesson Plan

Bear-y Fun Numbers!

In this teddy bear themed lesson, students will practice recognizing, ordering, and counting the numbers one through 20. Adaptable for any number range from 1-20, this lesson can be customized to target your students’ specific needs!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to count and recognize numbers up to 20. Students will be able to use one-to-one correspondence to show the value of numbers up to 20. Students will be able to write numbers 1 through 20 and put those numbers in order.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Prior to the lesson (a day or two before), invite your students to participate in a show and tell and bring a stuffed teddy bear from home to share with the class. When students bring the teddy bears, label each bear with a “teddy bear name tag” that has the student’s name.
  • Introduce the lesson with a teddy bear show and tell.
  • Have the students bring their teddy bears up to the front of the room to practice counting up to 15. Tell the students that they will be learning how to count to 20.

Beginning

  • Echo count with the class repeating each number after you say it aloud.

Intermediate

  • Provide a number line for students to reference as you count aloud.

Related Guided Lesson

Numbers 11 to 20 Level 2

5 games
1 song video
1 interactive story
5 printable worksheets
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Grade
kindergarten
Subject Math