Wednesday, May 28, 2014

K35: Bugs

KINDERGARTEN LESSON PLAN                                                         Week of May 19-23
                                                1 a, b, 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
                                                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: All about bugs in stories, songs and videos. 

a.  Welcome Song:
b.  Finger Play:   Five Little Flies
Five little flies buzzing through a hive,
One snuck some honey, and took a deep dive.
Four little flies buzzing through a door,
One slipped and fell, Crash! on the floor.
Three little flies buzzing through the trees,
One bumped the bark and bloodied his knees.
Two little flies buzzing through a shoe,
One held his nose and said, PEE YOO!
One little fly buzzing through a bun,
The swatter goes SPLAT! Now there are none

c.  Set Library Behavioral Expectations: (reinforce / commend examples )
ii.  Graphic CHAMPS reminder (weeks 4-)
d.       Word of the Week:  (Forms a cornerstone of the lesson, aids in understanding and connecting text themes)
i.                    Insect  
ii.                  Insecto
e.      ASL (American Sign Language.)  Sign language is a real language where people use their hands to communicate.  To make the word for insect, take your right hand and make your two big fingers “wings” that flap together over the “body” (other fingers ) of your bug.
f.        Intent & Agenda:  Today we’re going to read and learn about bugs and insects.  What kind of bugs can you name (make list)  what words can we use to describe bugs? (list adjectives…)

2.  STORY/RESOURCE #1: (Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, 1988.)

a.  Pre-reading : Why do you think they’re bad?
b.  READ text.  Discuss perspective and let kids figure out what’s going on in each picture.  Enjoy the descriptive language (similies/metaphors) in the book.
c.  Reflection:  Picture walk through the book again.  Ask what the ants felt like when they returned home.  Will they ever run away again? (Probably not!)  What’s the moral/lesson?

d.  Extension Activity The Insects Outside  (To the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)

The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink
Blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink
The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink
Out in the garden.

The bees in the flowers go buzz, buzz, buzz
Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz
The bees in the flowers go buzz, buzz, buzz
Out in the garden.

Continue with the other verses as:
ants/in the grass/march
caterpillars/on the leaves/munch
spiders/in the bush/ spin their webs
butterflies in the sky/go flit
worms/in the ground/ wiggle and squirm
mosquitos outside/ they get smacked

g.      Joke:  
What is the biggest ant in the world?
(An eleph-ant!)

3.  POEM: Pick a poem from “Bug Faces” or “Gnat and Flea” by J. Patrick Lewis in Poetry Friday Anthology.

4.  Stretches/Movement Activity: Get up and move to…
Sung to: "Do Your Ears Hang Low"

Can you wiggle like a worm?
Can you squiggle? Can you squirm?
Can you flutter? Can you fly like a gentle butterfly?
Can you crawl upon the ground
Like a beetle that is round?
Can you move with me?
Can you flip? Can you flop?
Can you give a little hop?
Can you slither like a snake?
Can you give a little shake?
Can you dance like bee
Who is buzzing round a tree?
Can you move with me?
VIDEO:  Reading Rainbow BUGS: show first two clips on Discovery Streaming.  First clip reads the book “Bugs” and second is a visit to an insect room at a zoo where there are amazing bugs from around the world, followed by a video montage of bugs.  (Approx 15 minutes)
5. ACTIVITY : A variety of bug coloring pages, kids can pick their own and cut them out, glue them on paper.

7.  Conclusion

a. Circle:
    i.  review intent
    ii.  word of week in English, Spanish, and ASL.
iii.                closing song (stays the same all year)  

b.      Line Up By… which bug the kids chose!

c.       High Five the Word of the Week insect

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