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Pre-K and Special Ed students learn to count from 1 to 10 here with the help of a Gummi Bear book and other manipulatives
Language Arts, Math
Title – Counting Gummi Bears
By – Jackie Picchione
Primary Subject – Math
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – Pre-K
- Pre-K — Special Education Inclusion class
- 6 special education students that have (PPD) Pervasive Development Disorder/Autism with general education students.
- One Special Education Teacher, an assistant and a one-to-one.
- One General Education Teacher with an assistant.
- Student will be able to count the numbers one through ten aloud.
- Students will identify the numbers one through ten.
- Students will show the numbers one through ten using manipulatives.
- Student will use manipulatives to correspond to the number on their bear.
- The Gummi Bear Counting Book by Ann Richardson.
- A sandwich bag for each student in the class containing then Gummi Bears.
- Cut outs in the shape of bears with the number written on their stomach.
(Each student will have a different number on his or her bear.
- Show the students a stuffed bear.
- Ask the students what animal it is that I am holding.
- Continue the discussion by allowing them to talk about any stuffed animal that they might own.
- Explain to the students that they will be learning something very special today, to count using bears.
- Introduce the book, The Gummi Bear Counting Book . While reading the story, display the corresponding number. After the story is completed, review the bears on the blackboard by counting aloud together.
- Explain to the students that they will each be given a bag that has ten bears in it.
- Inform the students that they are not to eat them until they are told to.
- Show them the bear cut-outs they will receive and show them that each one has a different number on it.
- After they are passed out, begin calling out a number from 1 through 10.
- The task of the student is to match their bear with the number called out and place that number of gummi bears on top of it.
- One way is to have the students get into small groups and play the game themselves, using each other to check their understanding of numbers.
- Walk around the room checking to see if the students are placing the right number of Gummi Bears on their bear.
- The students that can only count 1-5 will be given only bears with those numbers on them.
- Students will be grouped heterogeneously so that they can help one another.
- The next day, the students will be given bears with the numbers 1-10 on them. The students will place the appropriate bears on the corresponding bear cutout by using counting bears. This will be sequencing, one to one.
- The teacher will be able to assess the students as she walks around from table to table.
- M1a – Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers.
- M4b – Display data.
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