There is Only One Me!
Students will be able to identify and value the number one and understand that there is only one of them.
Introduction (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.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (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.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (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.
Independent Working Time (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.
Assessment (5 minutes)
- Collect and look over student papers.
Review and Closing (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.