Students will be able to practice one-to-one correspondence and counting to 10.
Students will be able to verbally count to 10 using visual supports.
Gather the class together for a read aloud.
Explain that a zoo is a large park where wild animals live and are cared for by people.
Ask, "Has anyone ever been to a zoo before? What kinds of animals did you see?"
Invite students to turn and talk to share either their experience at the zoo or an animal that they like.
Display the cover of the text, Count the Monkeys and say, "Today we're going to read a book about animals you might see at the zoo. We're going to practice counting them! We count to find out how many of something there is."