Instructional Materials :
- Wall charts
- Card boards
Previous Knowledge :
The pupils have been taught
Counting 1-30 (or 1-50)
in their previous lesson
Behavioural Objectives : At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
- be aware of numbers
- write out numbers
- write out from 1 to 50
The kids can count their numbers but do they know what the numbers look like? This lesson will focus on building their visual discrimination skill so that they can identify each of the numerals from 0 to 9. Remember that some numerals like 6 and 9, 1 and 7 look alike.
Apply the rules of Curves and lines in teaching the kids numeral recognition
DEVELOPING EARLY WRITING SKILL
Writing numerals is a great task for preschool children. It requires the teacher’s creativity, patience and consistency.
- PROMPTING QUESTION: What is number one?
- RESPONSE: Number one is a standing line
(They should demonstrate along as they say it. They use their finger to draw one in the air) after this exercise, let them pick up number one. Make sure you mix it with other numbers)
After writing in the air, let them write on a paper.
PROMPTING: Describe number two
RESPONSE: Number two is a back curve and a sleeping line. (They should demonstrate a back curve and a dash in the air as they say it. In teaching little kids, repetition is very necessary for mastery and lasting comprehension. )
Ask every child to pick up a back curve and a sleeping line
Let them position the two of them together to make the shape of 2.
After that, mix up number 2 with other numbers for them to sort out all the numbers 2.
The trick is, if they know a back curve and a sleeping line, and when you ask them to describe 2, they say number 2 is a back curve and a sleeping line, I bet you, recognizing number 2 will as easy as ABC.
After they have identified it, let them follow the sequence in writing it.
To write 2, ask them to write a back curve ———- a back curve is a C that is facing backward.
After they write the back curve, position their hands at the right place for them to do a sleeping line. Sleeping line is a short horizontal line. Once they position their hands correctly and draw a sleeping line, they have succeeded in writing number 2
PROMPTING: What is number 3?
RESPONSE: Number 3 is a back curve and another back curve ( They demonstrate in the air as they do this) After that, they can then write a back curve, two times. They should not remove their hands after writing the first back curve, they write the second back curve immediately to produce number 3:
In teaching writing to kids, I prefer one number at a time. Before you move to number 2, make sure that child is writing number 1very well.
What this means is that—– all the children in the class will not be at the same stage.
Some may be in number 5 while some others may still be in number 2. Every child to his or her ability.
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
Write out number Two
Curve dash two 2
Curve dash two 2
curve dash two 2
The class teacher goes round to mark