Lesson 2 of 6
Objective: Students will sequence the numerals 1-15.
To introduce this lesson, I play an awesome dance song from Harry's Kindergarten YouTube channel. The song is titled, Turkey Time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fmRT53hhNU
I begin the lesson with this video for several reasons:
- It gets my students up and moving. Kindergarteners are kinesthic learners, so any time I can use movement I do.
- Children are asked to follow directions and repetitive movements in the song. Learning to listen to and follow directions never hurts.
- The song gets my students thinking about Thanksgiving, and in the spirit to complete some holiday work.
My students absolutely love doing this dance, and singing along! I have included a video of my students during the song. The video is dark, because they always ask for the lights to be turned off to see the screen better. However, you can tell they are singing, dancing, and enjoying themselves.
After our dance, children are seated in front of the white board. This is where I give instruction for today's task. This assignment requires children to cut out numerals 1-15 and sequence them on a turkey. Sequencing is an important mathematical skill. The process of sequencing allows children to eventually move on to seeing patterns and structures within numbers.
I model the first two numbers for the children by calling up students to help me glue them down. Having students model assignments is a practice I use often. This is addressed in my reflection.
Once the numerals are sequenced, students color and cut out the turkey's body and wings, and attach them with glue.
A finished example is shown in the Independent Practice section.
Students are sent off to begin their turkey sequence. While students are working, I will move around the room, and sit with any child I see might need additional help. The students had fun creating their turkeys. They were excited to make something, and I was excited to work on creating solid number sense within my students. I have attached a video of the completed project!