Bees and Honey

Empowered Learner
Bee

Overview

Bees and Honey is an interactive mousing game. Students will have fun with counting and also with 1:1 correspondence. They will use mousing and clicking skills as they use the app.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to use mousing skills to count.
  • Be able to use 1:1 correspondence independently.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Mouse: A mouse is an input device that is most often used with a personal computer.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

  • Visit the Bees and Honey game and learn how to use it. 
  • Introduce the game Bees and Honey to students.
  • Demonstrate how to use the mouse and click on the items while counting.

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. The teacher introduces Bees and Honey to students.

  2. Begin with showing the students to touch the bee with their finger before using the mouse. Demonstrate counting with 1:1 correspondence out loud.

  3. Demonstrate using the mouse.

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Have students show how to count using items such as teddy bear counters.
  • As a class count out loud.
  • Hide specific items around the classroom and have students find a specific number.
  • Advanced students begin to add groups of items to 10.

 

MITECS Competencies

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Empowered Learner 
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

1b. Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.

1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

1d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

This game requires that Flash be enabled. 

Websites:
Bees and Honey game

 

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

Integrated Arts

Students can illustrate numbers and objects. Each student makes a bee and the class counts using the bees. The craft can be found at https://iheartcraftythings.com/bee-finger-puppets-craft.html

Math

  • Students learn to count, apply 1:1 correspondence and work independently.

  • This can assist with math skills within the classroom with counting objects.

Science

Learn about bees and honey by watching a short video on bees.

CREDITS
This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, September 2018.