Lesson Plan

Fill Three Towers

Use this beginning of the year activity to practice counting! Students solidify an understanding of one-to-one correspondence as they compete to fill three towers. Use this EL Support Lesson alone, or alongside the lesson plan **Counting Collections.**
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Counting Collections lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Counting Collections lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to count within 30.

Language

Students will be able to describe the steps to accurately fill spaces with counters using visual and partner support.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Fill Three TowersTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Instruct the class to stand in a circle.
  • Choose a target number in the teens, for example 14.
  • Tell students that whoever says the number 14 will sit down. Begin counting from one, with the student to the right saying the next number in the sequence.
  • The student who says 14 sits down, and the next students starts over at 1.
  • Continue until all students are sitting. Challenge students to predict who will say certain numbers, or who will have to sit down next.