Help... I'm doing a rough draft for my lesson plan suitable for Pre School, but I don't know if I am making it more difficult than it has to be... any advice would be helpful In a nutshell, I am using the book Ten Little Ladybugs to teach counting up to 10... Then I will make a ladybug craft with them. I have already colored the plates and assembled the body parts, so essentially I will have the children glue spots ( construction paper circles) on the ladybugs wings. To assess I will have each child count the spots on their ladybug. If I wanted to extend the lesson I would have a pre written sentence strip that says " My ladybug has _ spots. However, I am not going to go that far. I have limited time. My problem is how can I introduce the lesson. I have a stuffed ladybug that I am bringing in. I was going to ask the children to look at it and tell me what they notice. Hopefully the colors and that it has spots. Then, I am bringing along magnetic letters and ladybug cards... I was going to put up the cards and have children find the numeral that matches up to the number of ladybugs.... My aim- To count up to 10 How does it sound. Be honest, what should I cut out? What should I add... I don't know the abilites of the kids.. all I know is it is self contained sped. I also don't know how much time I have which is why I pre made the ladybug.