Lesson Plan

Five Busy Little Bees

Buzz, buzz! Can you count the five busy little bees? In this bee-themed lesson on counting and number recognition, students will use bees to learn how to count the numbers one through five.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize the numbers one through five. Students will be able to form the numbers one through five in writing. Students will be able to count the numbers one through five using bee manipulatives and numerals.

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

Introduction

(15 minutes)
  • Read the book Happy Bees to the students, and invite them to identify where they have seen bees.
  • Tell the students that they will count five busy little bees and learn about the numbers one through five.

Beginning

  • Introduce any key vocabulary prior to reading the book aloud.
  • Review counting in student home language (L1) using songs or stories.
  • Invite students to echo count from 0–5 by in English.

Intermediate

  • Practice chorally counting from 0–5 with students.