Tuesday, September 10, 2013

K2: Senses

KINDERGARTEN LESSON PLAN                                                         Week of August 26
Now I See!  The Enormous Mistake  
TEKS:     K19(a)  Students ask questions about topics of class-wide interest  (with adult assistance)
                      K19(b) decide which sources/people can answer questions (with adult assistance)
                      K20(a) gather information from provided sources (with adult assistance)
     K20(b) use pictures in conjunction with writing when documenting research (with adult assistance)

Pacing:  Story Elements                Rhymes                      Predictions         Read Assorted Literature
  Procedures                         Print Awareness            

Intent: Students introduced to story elements through the concept of the 5 senses and make predictions along with the characters in the story.  Students use print awareness skills as we read assorted literature.
Welcome Song:                Welcome to the Library (To London Bridge is Falling Down)
Welcome to the library, library, library.
Welcome to the library, please come inside and read. 
We’re glad to have you here today, here today, here today. 
We’re glad to have you here today; today’s a special day.

Finger Play:  This is Big
This is big big big                    Hold arms out to side
This is small small small         Cup hands together
This is short short short          Hold hands with palms facing each other
This is tall tall tall                   Reach one hand above head
This is fast fast fast                 Circle fists quickly
This is slow slow slow             Circle fists slowly
This is yes yes yes                   Nod
This is no no no                       Shake head

Introduction  : Welcome back to the library.  Last week when you visited, we read books, sang songs, and did some coloring.  Today, our story time is called An Enormous Mistake and I have some funny stories and surprises for you.  We’ll start today be reviewing the rules of the library.
Set Expectations:             Social Story We Visit The Library              
                                                Remind student of library/school behavioral expectations.

                Mystery Box:  What’s inside the mystery box today?  The object inside the box will give us a clue what our story time is going to be about.  (Object is a blindfold .)
            Word of the Week: Mouse / raton
            ASL Sign: http://www.handspeak.com/word/index.php?dict=mor&signID=1444    Sign language is a real language where people use their hands to communicate.  Here is the sign for mouse: take your index finger and make 2 pretend whiskers like a mouse’s whiskers over the right side of your face.  That’s it!  You learned the sign for mouse!
Pre-reading: So today we have a blindfold and a mouse as our clues to the story.  I wonder what our first book
Story/Resource #1:  Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
Reflection:  Moral of the story-  sometimes you need to talk to other people to really understand what’s going on!  Sometime you need more information that what you alone have.  Solicit responses from students.
Poem:                                   Eletelephony by Laura Richards
Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant-
No! No! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone-
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I've got it right.)
Howe'er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee-
(I fear I'd better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)
Fingerplay : Little Mousie

Here's a little mousie
Peeking through a hole. (Poke index finger of one hand through fist of the other hand.)
Peek to the left. (Wiggle finger to the left.)
Peek to the right. (Wiggle finger to the right.)
Pull your head back in, (Pull finger into fist.)
There's a cat in sight!

A Great Big Elephant
(Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider)
A great big elephant (Bend over walking and swing arms for the elephants trunk)
Went out one day to play
Down came the rain (Finger flutter, representing rain falling to the ground)
and then he couldn’t stay (Shake head and shrug)
But up came the sun (Arms above head forming a circle for the sun)
And dried up all the rain
And the great big elephant (Bend over walking and swing arms for the elephants trunk)
Went out to play again

Weekly dose of bad jokes…
Q: Why are elephants wrinkled?
A: Have you ever tried to iron one?

Why do elephants paint their toenails red?
A: So they can hide in cherry trees.
Q: Have you ever seen an elephant in a cherry tree?
A: (they will say NO). Works, doesn't it?!

How do you get two elephants in a pickup truck?
A: One in the cab, one in the back.
Q: How do you get two mice in a pickup truck?
A: You can't ... it's full of elephants.

Story/Resource #2 : Enough of elephants and mice!  Let’s get back to talking about our sense of sight.  The mice in our first story had a hard time because they couldn’t see- their others senses played tricks on them: in this book, our eyes play tricks on us. Duck/Rabbit by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Animal Statues:  Animal statues is a game where I call out the name of an animal and everyone has move their bodies to look like a statue of that animal.  Remember, animals don’t move!  So once you make a pose, you have to be still and silent like a statue.
·         Elephant * Mouse * Duck * Rabbit

Activity: Use your sense of TOUCH to guess what’s in the bag like the mice did.  Kids CLASSIFY (smooth, rough, soft and hard) and we will make predictions of what the items are inside.  Chart paper with 2 pictures on the top of each page: students use dots to make charts of what they think each item is. 
                (Pumice stone/Matchbox Car)                  (stuffed bunny/beanbag)
(big ball bearing/nubby rubber ball)      (pine cone/bird’s nest)

Resource#3: In the event we have time left, use Tumblebooks to research the sense of sight.

Check out books: students will not check out books this week.

Circle:  review word of week, pet the puppet, mouse closing song
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Raise your hands up high.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Wave and say goodbye.

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