Lesson Plan

Animal Counting to 5

In this animal-focused lesson, students will use music and stories to learn all about counting. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the **Five Busy Bees** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Five Busy Little Bees lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Five Busy Little Bees lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to count and write numbers 1-5.

Language

Students will be able to count objects 1-5 using one-to-one correspondence using visual supports.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Preschool Math: All About the Number 5Teach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceVocabulary Cards: Animal Counting to 5Glossary: Animal Counting to 5
  • Gather the students together for a read-aloud and introduce the book, Over in the Meadow using the vocabulary cards and glossary to define words from the text.
  • Hold up the cards one at a time, say the word, and have students repeat after you. Invite students to share where they might have seen or heard the word before with a partner.