October 21, 2015
by June Frontin

Lesson plan

There is Only One Me!

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Students will be able to identify and value the number one and understand that there is only one of them.

(5 minutes)
  • Call on each student by their name and ask them how many of them are there.
  • Ask your students if they watch Sesame Street.
  • Sing or play There is Only One Me.
(5 minutes)
  • Play the song again and encourage your students to sing and dance along.
  • Tell the students that just like the girl in the video, there is only one of them and that makes them perfectly unique.
(5 minutes)
  • Show your students the number 1 paper cutouts. Tell students that every time the number one comes up in the song they are to hold up the paper cutout.
  • Have each student choose a cutout or pass out cutouts randomly.
  • Play the song once again and model holding up the cutout when the number one comes up in the song.
(10 minutes)
  • Pass out glue, construction paper, markers, and crayons.
  • Have students glue their number to the paper and then draw a picture of themselves.
  • Allow students to decorate the paper however they would like.
  • Enrichment: Allow advanced students to write out the number one on their paper as well as "one" to make the connection between written and numerical numbers.
  • Support: Give struggling students support by having them clap along with the song instead of singing. You could also help them decide how to decorate their paper.
(5 minutes)
  • Collect and look over student papers.
(5 minutes)
  • Have your students reflect on he lesson by asking questions such as: What number did we talk about today? How many of you are there? What song did we sing today?
  • Let the children sing the song again to close the activity.

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