Lesson Plan

Fruity Fun with Numbers!

In this fruity lesson students will learn how to count from one to ten! The lesson ends with a fruity snack and the opportunity to practice counting.
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Learning Objectives

The students will be able to count objects and write up to 10. The students will also be able to use one-to-one correspondence to find total numbers.

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

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Begin by introducing the students to the song We Count Our Fruits and sing it to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb. Display the song somewhere the entire class will be able to see it.
  • Have students join along in singing along with the song.

Beginning

  • Sing the song aloud and have students learn the song by echo singing each line after you.
  • Ask the class to think of fruits that they like to eat, provide visuals of fruits and have students give a thumbs up or thumbs down if they like the fruit.
  • Provide visuals of numbers 1-10 for students to refer to during the song.

Intermediate

  • Ask students to turn and talk to share a fruit they like to eat with a partner.
  • Post numbers 1–10 for students to refer to during the song.