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Total Duration:
61 to 90 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
1/2 cup Lucky Charms Cereal
zip-lock bags
Book Hippo and Fox Sort Socks by Amar Ganeesh
Lucky Charms paper
pencils
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with internet access
LCD Projector
PowerPoint software
Microsoft Word
Background/Preparation:
The teacher should prepare Lucky Charms Cereal into zip-lock bags approximately 1/2 per bag. The teacher needs to make enough for each student. The teacher should prepare all work pages ahead of time. The page should be available to project with the LCD projector.
Students should already have knowledge of counting, sorting, colors and numbers.
To activate prior knowledge, I would read Hippo and Fox Sort Socks by Amar Ganeesh. During and after reading, we would discuss the story. The book is about sorting and classifying socks in different categories. If needed,review the vocabulary word sort and categories.
Students will sort and count various objects that were placed in containers. Students can classify the objects by shapes and/or colors. If needed, color words can be reviewed.
As a whole group, we will count the objects on the PowerPoint presentation. The students will sort objects as well.
After we completing the activities on the carpet the students will go to their desk.
The students will be given their bag of Lucky Charms cereal to observe.
The student will be given approximately 10 minutes to "guess or estimate" how many of each item is in the zip-lock bag.
Then I will display on the board a sorting paper just like the students using a projector. This will help us to do the activity together discussing each item.
After the students have written down their estimate, they will have to count each item in the zip-lock bag. They need to record all answers on their paper.
After the students count all the items inside the bag, they need to put the total amount at the bottom of their paper.
While the students are doing the activity the teacher will be circulating around the room making sure all students are on task.
After all items have been counted and recorded on the sheet and discussed then the students may eat their Lucky Charms.
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The assessment for this lesson will be informal. Students will sort the cereal by color and put how many of each on the sorting page provided. Questions will be asked during the lesson to evaluate the students understanding of the activity.
Acceleration:
Students will use the data collected to determine if their guess was close to the correct answer.
Work in a small group to help those who have trouble sorting or counting. Also try using manipulative's to help with sorting or counting. Use different color bears, or linking cubes.
View the Special Education resources for
instructional guidance in providing modifications and adaptations
for students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for the Alabama Alternate Assessment.