Tuesday, May 6, 2014

K 33: Astronauts & Outer Space

KINDERGARTEN LESSON PLAN                                                         Week of May 5-9
The Moon
                                                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: Blast off into reading with stories about rockets, space flight, and the moon. 

a.  Welcome Song:
b.  Finger Play: Ten Little Fingers (Finger Play)
I have ten little fingers and they all belong to me (hold up fingers).
I can make them do things, would you like to see?
I can shut them tight (make a fist).
Or open them wide (open them).
I can put them together or make them all hide (interlace fingers).
I can make them jump high (put hands above head).
I can make them go low (put hands on the floor).
I can fold them up quietly and hold them just so! (fold hands together and place on lap).

c.  Set Library Behavioral Expectations: (reinforce / commend examples )
ii.  Graphic CHAMPS reminder (weeks 4-) https://drive.google.com/#folders/0B3dpaiUKs9aAMHVaT2otdC1Kb1U
d.       Word of the Week:  (Forms a cornerstone of the lesson, aids in understanding and connecting text themes)
i.                    MOON
ii.                  La Luna (LOONAH)
iii.                ASL (American Sign Language.)  Sign language is a real language where people use their hands to communicate.  Here is the sign for moon:  make the letter c (like a crescent moon) with your hand, hold hand by forehead and raise up, like the moon rising.
e.      Intent & Agenda:  Today we’re going to read and learn about space travel and the moon!  You know, men walked on the moon even before you were born, and scientists today still live and work in outer space.  Even if you don’t know much about astronauts now, you will after today!

2.  STORY/RESOURCE #1: (Astronaut.  Accessed on PebbleGo, May 6, 2014)
2. STORY/RESOURCE #2: (Would You Step Out Into Space?.  Accessed on uniteforliteracy.com, May 6, 2014)

a.  Pre-reading:   Show a picture of the moon. Gather previous knowledge about the moon and space travel, extend conversation to the job of astronaut.

b.  READ both texts.  Encourage students to read along in the second one if they can.

c.  Reflection:  Who would want this job?  What are words we could use to describe this job (exciting, hard, unusual…)

d.  Extension Activity:  Climb Aboard the Spaceship (sung to itsy-bitsy spider)

Climb aboard the spaceship,
We're going to the moon.
hurry and get ready,
We're going to blast off soon.
Put on your helmets
And buckle up real tight.
Here comes the countdown,
Let's count with all our might.
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1---BLAST OFF!!

f.        Jokes:  
How do astronauts serve dinner? On flying saucers.

Q: Why did the cow go in the spaceship?
A: It wanted to see the mooooooon!

3.  POEM:  “The Universe”  From Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars by Douglas Florian (Harcourt, 2007.)
            Listen for rhyme, explain why we’re all “universe” together…

4.  Stretches/Movement Activity
Sung to: "The Farmer in the Dell"
We're flying to the moon (Arms over head, pointed, like tip of rocket)
We're flying to the moon.
Blast off, away we go
We're flying to the moon.
Other verses:

We’re walking out in space (walk in place)
We're landing on the moon  (driving)
We're collecting moon rocks (pick up rocks)
We're flying back to Earth (driving)
We're landing on the Earth (pointy arms to start, sit down, hands down.)

5. ACTIVITY : Color spaceman picture, write description of what an astronaut does underneath.)

6.  Check out books

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… paperback/hardback

c.       High Five the Word of the Week astronaut

Extra Bonus Fingerplay:
Ten astronauts in a rocket ship
(Hold up fingers and touch both hands together at fingertips to make point of rocket )

Flying through space gonna make a little trip
(Keep point of rocket with hands and go back and forth)

Going past Mars and Jupiter, too!
Ten little astronauts, what a crew! 
(Hold up 10 fingers)

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