Presentation on theme: "By: Adela Korn. » Grade level: Pre Kindergarten » ELL Students- Pre-Kindergarten ˃ Beginning level » Students age range: 3 to 5 years old » Classroom."— Presentation transcript:
» Grade level: Pre Kindergarten » ELL Students- Pre-Kindergarten ˃ Beginning level » Students age range: 3 to 5 years old » Classroom size: 12:1:2 » Classification: Preschool children with disabilities » The students will learn about the author, Eric Carle » Culminating learning activity will show the students knowledge of the author, Eric Carle and his many books by creating a class big book » Background knowledge: what is an author, parts of a book, concepts of print, story sequence
» Domain: Approaches to Learning ˃ 1F: Demonstrates awareness of connections between prior and new knowledge + Students use prior knowledge to make connections about what an author is and how to recognize an author’s work » Domain: Physical Development and Health ˃ 2a: Demonstrates appropriate body awareness when moving in different spaces + Students act out different body movements to various Eric Carle stories becoming various animals
» Various Eric Carle books including From Head to Toe, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud, Today Is Tuesday and Rooster’s Off to See the World. » Watch video: Puppet show of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. » Animal Action and Days of the Week songs » CD player » Computer » Mini book templates » Shaving cream » Glue » Water & basin » Blue food coloring » Jello » Whipped Cream » Fruit template & shoelaces
» Art supplies (glue, paint, paper, glitter, markers, crayons) » Mini books » Scissors » Fruits & Shoelaces
» Read various Eric Carle books including From Head to Toe, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud, Today Is Tuesday and Rooster’s Off to See the World. » Play video: Puppet show of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. » Sing & Model: Animal Action and Days of the Week songs » Create & print mini books » Provide modifications (special needs & ELL) » Gather materials: ˃ Shaving cream ˃ Glue ˃ Water & basin ˃ Blue food coloring ˃ Jello ˃ Whipped Cream ˃ Fruit template & shoelaces ˃ Various art supplies
» Listen to various Eric Carle stories including “Today Is Monday,” “From Head to Toe,” “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “Rooster’s Off to See the World” and “Little Cloud.” » Match story props with page of book being read. ˃ Modified: Match story props to image in book (adapted books) » Label days of the week and objects in books as well as mini books being created. » Create and Construct class book, mini books and other various art/science and sensory activities (cloud dough, rain, etc.) » Classify people and animals using “From Head to Toe” » Discuss each story. » Compare pictures and animals between stories.
» Science: Students will engage in an activity in which they can experience how rain forms by using a basin of water, shaving cream and blue food coloring. » Math: Students will count the number of animals from “Rooster’s Off to See the World” as they place the pieces on the story board and while retelling the story. Students will also recognize the days of the week from “Today Is Monday.” » Literacy/Technology: Students will recognize beginning letters/sounds while reading “Today Is Monday” as they find the day of the week and match it to the story page. Students will also recognize and copy key words (for example, cloud, shark, dog, etc.) from each story while creating their own mini books. » Social Studies: Students will engage in story reading in their native language in small groups.
» Art: Students will recreate their favorite characters (animals, cloud shapes, etc.) from each story read using art materials of their own choice (tearing colored tissue paper, paint, markers, glue, crayons, etc.) » Sensory: Students will create and play with “Cloud Dough” made from shaving cream and glue. » Music: Students will engage in various songs, fingerplays and movement activities with regards to days of the week and animal actions. » Gross Motor: Students will follow the gross motor movements of the animals in the book “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle. » Fine Motor: Students will cut and glue to create their own mini book. Students will also cut out fruits from “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and string the fruit cut outs onto a shoelace. » Cooking: Students will create “Clouds” out of blue jello and whipped cream.
InstructionalEnvironmental Adapted Book Labels Picture chart/Story prop Bilingual materials, vocabulary Visual schedule Wiggle Cushions/Adapted seat Computer Pressure Vest Large visuals
Teacher will conduct pre-assessment prior to the introduction of the thematic unit. Teacher will collect student art work throughout the month. Teacher will create a rubric to assess student achievement of unit concepts and skills. Teacher will take anecdotal notes on student performance throughout the month. Teacher will assess students’ knowledge of new key vocabulary introduced as part of the post-assessment.
From “The Little Cloud”: From “10 Little Rubber Ducks”:
From “The Mixed Up Chameleon”: From “The Very Busy Spider”:
I will use this multimedia presentation as part of my professional development presentation to other teachers In this presentation, I have outlined my thematic unit and used multimedia sources to illustrate how this unit develops in the classroom. Through this thematic unit, students became familiar with Eric Carle and his numerous classic books. This unit provided children with opportunities to work on skills across all developmental domains including: Fine motor Gross motor Literacy Mathematics Science Social Studies Arts/ Music