1. Topic-
Counting and Sorting!
2. Content-
Workbooks- each student will have his or her own work book to with math problems in it that they can write it.
BINS- we have in classroom bins with little rubber toy animals and bugs that the students can use to count and sort.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will understand how to sort things into different categories.
2.Students will understand that they can manipulate outcomes.
3.Students will improve on their adding and subtracting skills.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will become knowledgeable of differences.
2. Students will feel as if they are teaching themselves.
3. Students will learn how to share.
5. Materials and Aids-
Student workbooks, pencils, erasers, and BINS.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

How many of us use our fingers to help do math? I know I do sometimes, but today we are going to try and use something else to help us count and sort!

B. Development-

All of the students will come meet me on the carpet and we will all sit pretzel legged. I will have a BIN infront of me and show them all of the cool different colored toy animals and bugs that are inside of the BIN. I will also have my student workbook. I will walk them through the assignment on page 1.

C. Practice-

The instructions tell me that I need to grab a handful little toys and count out how many of them are RED BUTTERFLIES. I will reach into the BIN and grab a handful of little animal/bug toys (I will only grab so many that I can hold in one hand). I will place them on the table next to me and start to look for RED BUTTERFLIES. I have found that there are 3 RED BUTTERFLIES on my table. I will write down 3 next to #1 on page 1. I will continue on for the rest of the page.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will practice finding the little toys on their own.
2. Students will sort and count how many little toys they need.
3. Each student will write down their answers in their student workbooks.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. If a student is colorblind, I will rewrite their workbook so that the color of the objects will have nothing to do with the counting and sorting.
2. I will look into each students file to make sure I meet their needs.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. I will pull students aside and work on this with them one-on-one.
2. I will look through each students, student workbook to make sure the numbers seem realistic.

G. Closure-

1. This lesson will be a consistent plan for the classroom. Students will work with their workbooks in math each day. There will be different problems each day.
2. I will make sure each student fully understands the process of each lesson before they move onto the next step in their student workbook.

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