Monday, December 10, 2007

Lesson Plan #5

Materials Needed·
Paper· Pencil
Other Materials: Other Resources(e.g. Web, books, etc.)
3 hula hoops
laminated construction paper fish in red and blue, half with stars and in sizes small, medium and large from Mailbox may/June 2006
"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" by Dr. Seuss
Fee, Fie Phomemic Awareness by Mary Hohmann
Steve Spangler Science
Objectives(Specify skills/information that will be learned. It must be derived from the education standard(s) and address the Goal/Purpose)
Iowa Early Learning Standards 2006
Area 11 Mathematics and Science -
11.6 Measurement*Children understand comparision and measurement.
*The child can sort, classifiy and put objects in series, using a variety of properties.
Procedures(Describe what the instructor AND students will do at each stage of the lesson. This is a play by play of what will happen)
1. Gather children around in space large enough for large motor activity.
2. Read "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" pages 1 -17.
3. Show the children the fish you have made. Have an assortment of fish photocopyed from Mailbox onto red and blue construction paper in small, medium and large sizes. Before laminating them, put stars on half of the red and half of the blue.
4. Have a red and a blue hula hoop on the floor on the other side of the room. Give each child a fish and expalin that their job is to run to the other side of the room and put the red fish in the red hula hoop and the blue fish in the blue hula hoop.Chldren will wait for their name and then run to the other side of the room to the hoops to put them in. Have the children count the fish and discuss which hula hoop has more fish and which has less.
5. Retrieve the fish and put a star in one of the hoops. Now distribute the fish and have the children sort them according to whether or not their fish has a star on it. Emphasize that we are no longer looking at the color but at the star. Children individaully run and sort their fish.Have the children count the fish and discuss which hula hoop has more fish and which has less.
6. Retrieve the fish, add a hula hoop and put a small, medium and large fish in each hula hoop. Have the children sort the fish according to size. Encourage them to take the time to compare the fish that they are holding to the fish that is already in the hoop. Demonstrate this. Individual children run to the hoop and classify their fish. Have the children count the fish and discuss which hula hoop has more fish and which has less.
Assessment/Verification(Steps to check for student understanding. (We will talk about this in Chapter 15. )
Watch the children and see who is able to sort according to the catagory given. Repeat the exercise as necessary.
Watch the children as they use several small manipulatives geared toward sorting. Are they able to do it?
Reinforcement/ Expansion Activities(Describe the independent activities to further develop or build upon this lesson. Often this involves independent or small group work. You may think in terms of seat work, web work, discovery projects, )
1. Read the entire book "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" to the children.
2. Set up a fishing area in free play with a hula hoop and some fishing poles. Use the fish and put paper clips on them and a magnet on the poles. When they "catch" a fish, have them sort them into baskets labeled either with colors, stars, or sizes.
3. Have the children sort colors in small manipulatives using the Montisourri color sorting box. 4. Have a tape measure and rulers out and encourage the children to measure things around the room, including the teacher's foot and hand! Help make a chart with pictures of what they measure and the number of inches those items were.
5. Put masking tape on the wall in the block area at various heights and have the children build towers to those heights. Have them count how many blocks it takes to reach the tape. Encourage predictions as to how many blocks it will take to reach the tape.
6. In housekeeping, label the food tubs with pictures of fruits and vegetables and have the children sort the food into the appropriate bin.
7. Question of the day chart - " What is your favorite color of fish?
8. Do a color mixing activity (Steve Spangler) and have the children explore what might happen if red and blue touch!
9. Use the Teddy Bear counters to classify according to size and/or color.
10. Have the alphabet printed on various colors of cards - Bigger cards with upper case and smaller cards with lower case. Laminate. Have the child find matches -either by color, by size or by letter.
Adaptations(Choose a special need and add adaptations where it will be necessary for those students).
Talented and Gifted
1. When counting the fish, have the child do additonal math with the fish - ask "How many fish are there altogether?" or "How many more red fish are there than blue fish?"
2. Read the entire book to the child in free time and explore other items in the book that could be classified - such as creatures with strange names or people.
3. Help make up more silly words that rhyme with the silly rhyming words already in the book. 4. Use the hula hoops to make a Venn diagram and explore ways to classify the fish that would fit into this diagram.
Hearing impaired
Look at the child when giving directions.
2. Always have the appropriate fish in visual sight and point to it as needed
3. Tap the child on the shoulder when it is the child's turn to go
4. Have the child repeat back to you the instructions
Additional NotesLesson plan for one teacher and 8 4-year olds.
Iowa Early Learning Standards 2006
"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" by Dr, Suess
Mailbox magazine
Fee, Fie Phomemic Awareness by Mary Hohmann
Steve Spangler Science

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