Lesson Plan

Penny Toss!

Students will get plenty of practice counting and writing numbers to 30 as they compete to win this fun game! Use this scaffolded EL Support Lesson alone, or alongside the lesson plan **I Spy Counting Practice.**
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the I Spy Counting Practice lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the I Spy Counting Practice lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to count within 30.

Language

Students will be able to name and count numbers within 30 using visual and peer support.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Show the students a penny, and ask the students to name the coin.
  • Ask students how much the coin is worth (one cent!).
  • Ask students what shape the coin is ( a circle!).
  • Tell students that today they will be using pennies to play a fun game, Penny Toss. Explain that toss means to throw something gently. Have students gesture as though to throw something and repeat, "toss."
  • Explain that a penny is a type of coin. Ask students to name other coins (nickels, quarters, dimes).

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first grade
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