Grade: Elementary
Subject: other

#621. One,Two, Buckle My Shoe

, level: Elementary
Posted Tue Jun 15 09:31:10 PDT 1999 by Elaine Magud (
Joshua Cowell School, Manteca, Ca.
Materials Required: varied
Activity Time: one day
Concepts Taught: varied

Nursery Rhymes- One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
By Elaine Magud

1, 2 buckle my shoe.
3, 4 open the door;
5, 6 pick up sticks;
7, 8 lay them straight;
9,10 a good fat hem;
11, 12 dig and delve;
13,14 maids a courting;
15, 16 maids a kissing;
17, 18 maids a waiting;
19, 20 I've had plenty

Read Nursery Rhyme: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.
1. Finger play - using ASL finger spell the numbers as you repeat the phrases

2. Math Activities

Read book again and companion book "Big Fat Hen" by Keith Baker.

Activity one: number sorting
In a container place rubber tactile numbers or foam numbers. Provide a sorting container or muffin tin for sorting and a number line for self-checking.
Multileveled: high - student will sort, sequence and name numerals. Med. - student will sort numbers and name familiar numerals.

Activity 2: Sequencing
Make number sequence cards with numerals ( you may add word also) on one side of the card and dots or pictures for counting on the other. eg." 2, two " on one side and two dots on the other. Provide a number line for self-checking. Multi-leveled: high - students will sequence numerals. Med. students will will be able to sequence numerals using number dots. Low- students will be able to identify numbers using dots.

Activity 3: Number recognition, sequencing
Divide two paper plate or tag board circles into 5 sections. Each section is labeled with a phrase from the story. Take ten clothes pins and use puff paint to place dots from 1-20 on each one .Students place a clothes pin with the correct number of dots on the numeral. Label the back of the plate with dots for self-correction.

Activity 4: Numerancy
Materials: one container to hold 10 small baskets.
10 small plastic containers - I used small plastic Easter Baskets for a nest. ( or clear plastic cups)
small miniature eggs (55 total)
Label each basket with a numeral 1-10
On 3x5 cards write the numeral/word on one side. On the other side place dots or stickers in that amount.
Game: student draws a card and finds the correct basket - then fills it with the correct amount of eggs.

Activity 5: on small magnetic boards use magnetic numerals for sequencing. Make copies of characters in the rhyme and attach magnets to the back. Child can sequence numbers and the story.

Activity 6: number practice - writing and shape
materials: dot markers and black lines of numbers ( or numeral pages out of book "Play and Learn" Dot-a-dot.
Students create their own number book using the dot markers and templates provided.

3. Language Arts
Introduce the rebus version of the story. Explain to the children that many times there are different version of old stories. Discuss the differences between the two versions. ( you may want to chart this or use a venn diagram)

Activity One: Place the Rebus version of the story on sentence strips. Place in a pocket chart along with a laminated copy of the story. Encourage children to sequence the story.

Activity Two: Make a felt board version of the story. Give the students a copy of the story as a guide and encourage them to recreate the story on the feltboard.

Activity Three: Puppet theatre: make stick puppets of numerals and characters. Include a copy of the story with the puppets and encourage students to sequence and recreate the story.

Activity Four: Make picture-word cards of the rhyming words and place in a pocket chart for students to sort.

Obstacle Course
Materials needed for teaching: Normal classroom ( or outside )
What you do: set up an obstacle using tables, chairs, blocks, ropes, tires, stools and other objects or furniture. Number the obstacles 1 thru 9. Write the numeral and attach it to the obstacle. Lead the children through the obstacle course describing each one, forexample, "I'm crawling through the box, it is obstacle one." encourage the children to verbalize as they go through the course.

What to talk about: Use many spatial relation words such as under, over, around, through, beside, behind, on top of. Ordinal positions such as first,second etc. may also be used.

Art Activities:
Sponge painting: using foam or sponge numerals and a large piece of paper have students sponge numeral all over their page. Encourage them to identify the numeral they are printing.

Beautiful Numbers:
This art activity focuses on the shape of numbers.
Materials: card board, poster board, or bristol board
pencils, scissors, tempera or markers, paint brushes.
What to do:
1. choose a number
2. draw the number on the cardboard etc. ( you may provide stencils or do this yourself)
3. The number should be large and bulky - concentrate on the shape of the number.
4. cut the number out
5. Outline some fun designs on the number shape
6. Use markers or paint and fill in the designs.