Monday, February 10, 2014

K 21 Hibernation

KINDERGARTEN LESSON PLAN                                                         Week of Feb. 2
THIS WEEK’S TEKS:  1 a, c, f, g        Print Awareness
                                    2 b, c, e, i        Rhymes & Phonological Awareness
                                    3 a                   Phonics
                                    4 a, b               Prediction & Reading Strategies
                                    6 a,                  Story Elements
                                    7                      Poetry
                                    8 a, b               Retell Stories, Story Elements
                                    9                      Author’s Purpose
                                    10 b, c, d         Predict, Evaluate & Retell Stories
                      12 a, b               identify various forms & techniques of media
                                    18 a                 Oral & Written Conventions
                                    19 a                 Generate Questions
                                    20 a                 Whole Group Research
                                    21 a, b             Library Procedures
                        RC(fig19) a,b,d,f,e       Read Assorted Literature, Generate Questions,
Whole Group Research, Predictions/Inference,
Pair Fiction & Non-Fiction, Retell and Summarize Stories
Reading Comprehension
                                    n/a                   Book Selection
Intent: Hibernation: it seemed appropriate to reinforce what Kindergarten Scientists are learning this week, since it’s still really cold outside!  Combined with a mention or two of Groundhog Day, this lesson is all about hunkering down in the cold and getting ready for better days ahead.

a.  .      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.

b.       Welcome  Fingerplay:  Rock, Scissors, Paper (To tune of Frere Jacques)
(sung)        Rock scissors paper, rock scissors paper, one two three, play with me!
(spoken)    Left hand paper, right hand scissors, make a seesaw
(sung)        Repeat refrain
(spoken)    Left hand scissors, right hand scissors, it’s a crab (hands to face)
(sung)        Repeat refrain
(spoken)    Right hand rock, left hand scissors, it’s an ice cream cone (scissors point up)

c.  Set Library Behavioral Expectations: (reinforce / commend examples )
i.  sit, attend, be kind, raise hand to talk
d.      Mystery Bag :  travel pillow and baby blanket.  Signs of… sleeping.

e.       Word of the Week:  (Forms a cornerstone of the lesson, aids in understanding and connecting text themes)
i.                    English HIBERNATE
ii.                  Spanish HIBERNAR (ee-ber-nar)
f.        ASL (American Sign Language.)  Sign language is a real language where people use their hands to communicate.  The sign for "sleep" is made by opening your hand and placing it in front of your face, palm toward you.  Move your hand downward toward your chin.  While the hand is moving, bring your fingers together and touch them with your thumb.  Stop when you get right below your head.

g.       Intent & Agenda:  It’s still cold and wintry here in Denton.  What do you like to do when it gets cold?  (cocoa, fire, curl up in a blanket, read a book or watch TV?)  We’re lucky because we have warm houses to go home to every night, with heat and electricity.  But animals who live outside don’t have those things.  Today we’re going to look at the things they do to stay alive during the winter.  We’ll look at PebbleGo encyclopedia to learn facts, we’ll read a funny story about hibernating animals, and we’ll  sing songs and do crafts

2.  STORY/RESOURCE #1: (PebbleGoScience: Hibernation)
a.  Pre-Reading: What do animals do when the weather is cold in winter? (Because we had a video conference on this topic in December, students should be able to remember flying south, growing thick fur, hibernating as things animals do.
b.  READ:  involve students by asking questions about chapters in text.  Show videos.

c.  Reflection:  Retell story.  Ask questions, go back into the book to confirm information or plot.  Link to student’s experiences, do some out-loud thinking yourself to model how effective readers go through and then contemplate what they’ve read.  Picture walk your way through a retelling or act out a scene.

d.  Extension Activity:  Action Rhyme:  Winter Is Cold
Winter is cold                          hug yourself and shiver
There is snow in the sky          fingers make snow falling
The squirrels gather nuts        pretend to gather nuts
And the Wild Geese Fly           flap arms
The fluffy red fox                    make tiny ears on your head, cupped hands
Has his fur to keep warm       stroke arms like stroking fur
The bear’s in her cave                        form a cave with arms
Sleeping all through the storm. Close eyes, fold hands under arms and “sleep”


4.  STORY/RESOURCE #2:  (Old Bear by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow 2008)
a.      Pre-reading look at front and back cover, what seasons are depicted?(fall, spring)
  1. READ
c.       Reflection: Which is your favorite season?
d.      Extension Activity #2:  Stand-Up Song
(Softly) Bears are sleeping, bears are sleeping
In their caves, in their caves
Wonder when they’ll wake up, wonder when they’ll wake up
In the spring!  In the spring!
(Loudly) Time to wake up!  Time to wake up!
Sleepy bears!  Sleepy bears!
Now it is springtime, now it is springtime!
Wake up now!  Wake up now!

5. ACTIVITY (Coloring bears)

6.  Check out books

7.  Conclusion

a. Circle:
    i.  review intent
    ii.  word of week in English, Spanish, and ASL.
iii.                closing song (open shut them, open shut them, raise your hands up high.  Open, shut them.  Open, shut them.  Wave and say goodbye.)

1:25 video on hibernation:
Louis Cardinal’s first winter (Tumblebooks, also in Spanish)

BOOK: Go To Sleep Groundhog
ACTION RHYME:  WHAT IS A SHADOW (do what action does…)
If I walk, my shadow walks. 
If I run, my shadow runs.
When I stand still, as you see.
My shadow stands besides me.
When I hop my shadow hops.
When I jump, my shadow jumps.
When I sit still, as you see.
My shadow sits besides me.

(sung to "I'm A Little Teapot")
Here's a little groundhog,
furry and brown,
He's popping up
to look around.
If he sees his shadow,
down he'll go.
Then six more weeks of winter
- oh, no!

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