# Leafy Numbers

In this leafy, plant-themed lesson, students will use leaves as they practice recognizing various numbers from 1 to 15. This lesson can be easily adapted for use with specific ranges of numbers.
Need extra help for EL students? Try the How Many Butterflies? pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the How Many Butterflies? pre-lesson.

#### Learning Objectives

• Students will be able to write, recognize, and count numbers from 1 to 15.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.

#### Introduction

(5 minutes)
• Have the students sit in a circle, and show them the brown bag that has the leaves inside.
• Invite them to guess what is inside the bag.
• Shake the bag so they can hear the sounds, and go around the circle, allowing them to feel what is inside.
• After the students have guessed, pour the leaves out in the middle of the circle, inside a hula hoop or circular piece of string.
• Tell the students that today they will be working on finding the total number of leaves on their own trees.

Beginning

• Read aloud a book about trees and leaves to familiarize students with the lesson concept.
• Ask students to give a thumbs up if they have ever seen leaves before.

Intermediate

• Show the students pictures of tress with leaves and ask them to turn and talk to share what they see with a partner.
• Display the leaves from the bag and have students use the following sentence starter to describe the leaves, "The leaf is ________."

### Numbers 11 to 20 Level 2

5 games
1 song video
1 interactive story
5 printable worksheets