Gobblers on the Gate
Lesson 6 of 6
Objective: Students will use one to one correspondence with the numerals 1-9.
To begin this lesson, I gather students on the carpet for a story. I read, Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon. This story is a counting book about turkeys doing silly things. Reading a counting story is getting my students thinking about math.
For the mini lesson, I move students over to the white board, where we watch a quick little song from Harry's Kindergarten YouTube channel. I like the video, 5 Little Turkeys, because it gives students a visual when counting down.
After the song, I display the assignment for today. This task has six turkeys sitting on a gate. Each turkey has a numeral on it's body: 3,5,6,7,8,9. The students must draw the amount of feathers on the turkey that correlate with the number on it's body. So a turkey with 3, would require a student to draw 3 feathers. We complete the first turkey together (3).
Students head back to their seats to work independently. I move around the room to assist if needed, or pull a small group if necessary. This lesson connects counting to cardinality. Students are counting to tell and draw the amount of objects-in this case feathers.