BUSY BEES READING (Kindergarten First Grade)

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "BUSY BEES READING (Kindergarten First Grade)"

Transcription

1 BUSY BEES READING (Kindergarten First Grade) INTRODUCTION: This reading lesson will introduce the students to honey bees, their life cycle, where they live, and their duties within the colony. Vocabulary and some questions will be introduced and asked in both English and Spanish. This will be accomplished through a variety of activities, including a book walk, reading aloud, graphic organizers, and a life cycle activity. There will also be independent study using a video clip, computers, the internet, and books on tape. In addition to this reading lesson there is a writing lesson in the thematic unit on insects. BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES: Students will verbally respond to teacher generated questions regarding honey bees. Students will also effectively demonstrate their understanding of honey bees, their life cycle, their name, and their duties; through completing a graphic organizer, constructing a wheel depicting the bee s life cycle. Later during independent practice students will demonstrate their understanding by completing a graphic organizer, drawing pictures, creating four sentences on the word processor, or verbally recording 5 complete sentences on a tape recorder. The objective will be met when the teacher can assess their mastery of the Arizona functional reading standard, retell stories in sequence, using gestures, words or pictures, PO 1 identify main character(s), PO 2 recall events from a story and, PO 3 answer questions related to sequence of events. ARIZONA STATE STANDARDS: R-FS4 Retell stories/directions in sequence using gestures, words or pictures. o PO 1Identify main character(s) o PO 2 Recall events from a story o PO 3 Answer questions related to sequence of events (e.g. what happened after? What do you do next? 1

2 ANTICIPATORY SET: 1. By using a bee hand puppet teacher will call the children to gather into a semi-circle near white board or easel with paper for writing children s ideas. 2. Capture children s interest by using hand puppet and showing them the cover of the big book and reading the title aloud Busy As A Bee. 3. Talk about the picture on the cover, ask question such as, can anyone tell me what this is? What is it doing? Mention that the bee on the cover is a honey bee. Ask does anyone know why we call them honey bees? Now invite children to contribute what they know about honey bees or bees in general. As children volunteer information write their answers on the white board or easel. TEACHER INPUT Teacher will arouse the students interest in the lesson by using a bee puppet. With the bee puppet the teacher will ask the students to gather around the white board or easel with paper in a semi circle. Teacher will hold up the big book Busy As A Bee, and begin the whole group discussion on what the children know about bees. Teacher will accept all answers, and write them on the white board or the easel. Teacher will cue those students who are having difficulty coming up with an answer on their own, such as what color are bees, do they fly or crawl? Other questions could be, do you know what they live in, can you play with bees? Teacher will stress that the students need to pay close attention to the book so they can answer the questions at the end of the story. SCRIPT Tell the children that they are now going to take a book walk. Page 1. Remind children that honeybees are insects. Review that insects have six legs, two antennae, and a pair of wings, along with 3 parts to their bodies. Ask them to find the different parts of the bees bodies. Invite children to name other insects. Tell children that there are many different kinds of bees. The two we are familiar with are the honeybees and the bumble bees. Does anyone know what a bumble bee looks like? Bumble bees are larger than the honey bee and have yellow and black stripes. 2

3 Page 2. There are three types of honeybees. First there is the queen bee who lays the eggs. Queen bees are longer and more slender then the other bees in the hive. Explain to the children how the other bees protect the queen, have the children notice how other bees have formed a circle around the queen in this picture. Share the fact that a queen bee can lay up to 1,500 eggs per day. Page 3. Male bees are called drones. Have a volunteer come up and point out the drone. Tell the children that the drones are larger than the other bees, except the queen. Explain that the smaller bees are female bees also called worker bees, and that they do many jobs. Have another volunteer come up and point out a worker bee. Have the children compare how the two bees are alike or different. Page 4. All honey bees live in large groups called colonies. Each colony lives in its own hive in a tree or a log. Explain that successful hives can have up to 80,000 bees. Also that colonies survive because all the bees work together. Ask where else we work together; answers could be the classroom, home etc. Page 5. The worker bees in each colony use the wax in their bodies to build a honeycomb. Have a volunteer come up and point out the cells of a honeycomb. Page 6. Point out how bees work together to build their honeycombs. Page 7. Explain that after the honeycomb is built the queen bee lays eggs in each cell. Page 8. Tell the children that the eggs hatch into worm like larvae. One of the worker bee s jobs is to feed the larvae until it grows into pupae. Page 9. When a bee is full grown it pushes itself out of the cell and becomes part of the colony. Page 10. Another job of the worker bee is to collect pollen from the middle of flowers. Page 11. Point out that the worker bees brush pollen from their bodies into the pollen baskets on their back legs. Page 12. Worker bees also sip nectar from flowers. Page 13. Explain that worker bees spread the nectar in the honeycomb to make honey. Page Worker bees protect the honey and other bees from outsiders; do the children know who the outsiders might be? The robbers may be wasps, ants, bears, people, and even robber bees from other colonies. Page 16. Do you think this bee deserves a rest? Why? 3

4 Now teacher will read the book aloud to the students. CHECK FOR COMPREHENSION Now let s go back and review what we knew about bees and what we can add to our list. We can add (these are only example of what the answers may be): o There are three types of honey bees: Queen Bee that lays the eggs, Male bees called drones, and the female bees called worker bees, which gather the pollen and collect nectar from flowers. o They live in hives or colonies o The four stages of the bee s life are: (1) egg, (2) larvae, (3) pupae, and (4) bee. o Bees collect nectar and pollen to feed to the babies o Eggs grow in the cells of the honeycombs. Children will be asked to move to their small work group tables. MODELING THE BEHAVIOR While children are moving back to their work table, teacher will set up overhead projector with example of graphic organizer. 4

5 Teacher will guide children on how to fill in the graphic organizer by prompting with questions. What was the main idea in this book? Can you tell me five things that this book told us? o Examples could include, life cycle of the bee o Queen bees lay eggs. o Male bees are called drones. o Female bees are worker bees etc. Now I am going to give you a copy of the graphic organizer and I would like for you to fill it in with the main idea and the five things you remember from the book. If you run into problems I have left our ideas on the board to help you. Also remember to ask for help if you run into problems. When you are done with your organizer, bring it to me so I can see how well you have done. Now that you are done with the organizer I am going to give you a bee life cycle to work on. Children will remain at their work tables. 5

6 1. You will need scissors to cut out the circles (hold up the life cycle circles). 2. Now you will need a pencil, and the circle with the pictures on it. (Hold up the teacher s copy and point out the egg picture). 3. What stage of the bee s life cycle is this? Good now write egg on the line under the egg, (point out the larvae). 4. What stage are we in now? The answer should be larvae, have the students write the correct answer on the line under the larvae (now point to the pupae). 5. This is what stage? You are right, it is an adult bee. Now write bee on the correct line. 6. You have now completed the bees life cycle. If you put the circle with the honeycombs on top of the pictures I will come around and put a paper fastener on them to hold them together. While explaining how to put the circles together put the teacher s copy together. And then show the children how the life cycle turns and allow them to play with their bee life cycle. Encourage them to share their bee life cycle with their family when they get home. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE: Students will independently work on filling in the story organizer. They will have access to ideas, and spelling of words they may need to complete the organizer from the information on the white board or the easel. Children will also have the opportunity for independent practice as they manipulate the bee s life cycle in the correct life cycle sequence. While waiting for everyone to complete their work students will have the choice to watch a video on the queen bee and either complete a graphic organizer, draw a picture, create four sentences on the word processor, or verbally record at least five sentences on a tape recorder. Or they may choose to use the internet to look at different sites about bees and their life. These can be bookmarked under favorites for easy 6

7 reference. As students look through the sites they will then either complete a graphic organizer, draw a picture, create four sentences on the word processor, or verbally record at least five sentences on a tape recorder. Also available will be books with tapes so the children can look at and read the books with the tape. After listening and/or reading a book the student will complete a graphic organizer, draw a picture, create four sentences on the word processor, or verbally record at least five sentences on a tape recorder. Allow ample time for the students to complete at least one independent practice activity with two activities being the goal. ASSESSMENT: 1. The student will be continually assessed as they move through this lesson, through teacher questions. 2. Assessment will also be made when the children verbally answer the teacher s questions when material is reviewed after the book has been read aloud. 3. Another assessment will be the independent completion of the graphic organizer after the book has been read aloud. 4. Students can also be assessed by using the bee s life cycle, and asking them to demonstrate the correct sequence of the bee s life as they manipulate the circles of the bees life cycle. 5. Completed independent practice activities can also be used as assessments. CLOSURE: Teacher will again use the bee puppet to bring the children together in a semi circle. All children should have a chance to answer and give their thought about the lesson. Today you have learned many things about bees; can anyone give me the name of two bees? How did you like learning about bees? Are bees insects? Tell me why they are insects. What was your favorite thing that you learned about bees? What activity did you like the most? 7

8 Tomorrow we will be learning about another insect, these insects are usually red and they like to go on picnics. Can anyone guess what insect that might be? MATERIALS:! Big Book BUSY AS A BEE, by Melvin Berger, New Bridge Educational Publishing, 1994.! Bee hand puppet! Vocabulary list English Spanish! Graphic Organizer! Pencils! Scissors! Bee Life Cycle! Video clip, " WHAT MAKES A QUEEN BEE A QUEEN? From the video, CHILDREN S VIDEO ENCYCLOPEDIA, Volume V, INSECTS.! Books: " BOUNCING BUGS: by David Hancock and Lee Montgomery, Random House, " KING SOLOMON AND THE BEE: by Dalia Hardof Renberg, HarperCollins, MODIFICATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: This lesson is set in a non-threatening, non competitive environment with all students encouraged to volunteer answers and cued for ideas to minimize frustration for ED, LD, and MR students. The big book was chosen for this lesson to address the needs of the child with limited vision, and for the child with an orthopedic impairment who may not have the ability to sit in front. This book has large colorful pictures and many pages have good color contrast for easier visibility. This book also uses 8

9 simple language and sight words to reinforce the learning of sight words for children with LD in reading and MR who may be an emergent reader. This lesson is designed for frequent breaks for the children who have attention deficit, or because of sensory issues need to reposition themselves or move around. The bee puppet can be used with the student that must have something to manipulate in order to maintain concentration. This lesson allows for participation by the ADHD students as volunteers to come up point out important ideas during the book walk. The MR and LD students with handwriting issues are addressed by the minimization of handwriting by using a graphic organizer that requires minimal writing. Also for the OI student or the MR student with fine motor control issues they will have organizers and the bees life cycle with answer lines that have been embossed with white glue so they will feel where the pencil needs to begin and end. Further to keep frustration down and minimize fatigue for the OI, EH, and MR student the circles of the bees life cycle can be pre-cut. Prompts and student generated ideas are left visible on the white board or easel to help students with retention/memory deficits; this may help minimize aggravation with spelling. The independent practice meets the needs of the EH student who may prefer to work alone or need a break from the group. All students will also be permitted to use the word processor to create sentences and/or verbally record their sentences on a tape recorder; this will address the needs of students with handwriting issues. TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION: Children will have access to word processors to type their replies to independent practice activities. They will also be able to access the internet to view sites pertaining to bees. Children will also use a tape player to listen to books on bees, and also a tape recorder to verbally record what they have learned from their independent practice. ENGLISH SPANISH VOCABULARY bee Abuja drone Queen Bee worker bee obrera beehive honey zagano reina colmena mile 9

10 flowers eggs colony pollen nectar honeycomb insect head thorax abdomen flores huevos colonia polen nectar panal insecto cabeza torax abdomen 10

11 The graphic organizer can easily be created by using an open hand. Children often like to use their own hands to create the organizer. 11

12 12

Second Grade Insects Assessment

Second Grade Insects Assessment Second Grade Insects Assessment 1a. The stiff shell that covers an insect s body is called an: a. outer shell b. exoskeleton 1b. The stiff shell that covers and insect s body is called an: a. outer shell

More information

Honey Bee Background Information

Honey Bee Background Information Honey Bee Background Information Honey bees are very important. Honey bees are the strongest link in the chain between the people who grow the food and the people who eat the food. Without honey bee pollination,

More information

A CHEESY BILL (Grade Levels 6-8) Civics/U.S. Government

A CHEESY BILL (Grade Levels 6-8) Civics/U.S. Government Unit Title: Animals Lesson Title: A Cheesy Bill Theme: Animals Content: Social Studies-Civics/U.S. Government Topic: How A Bill Becomes A Law Language: English Grant: Best Grade: Middle School A Brief

More information

The H-Map: An Alternative to the Venn Diagram

The H-Map: An Alternative to the Venn Diagram The H-Map: An Alternative to the Venn Diagram H Fossil Fuels 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Both? 1. 2. 3. Solar Power 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Venn Diagram Fossil Fuels Solar Energy Source: Holt Elements of Literature (2005) Word

More information

Tennessee Common Core Reading Unit for Grades K 1: Insects

Tennessee Common Core Reading Unit for Grades K 1: Insects Tennessee Common Core Reading Unit for Grades K 1: Insects Learning Objective: The goal of this unit is to teach kindergarten and first grade students to read closely and critically in order to comprehend

More information

II. Second Grade, Insects Close Up 2004 Colorado Unit Writing Project 1

II. Second Grade, Insects Close Up 2004 Colorado Unit Writing Project 1 Insects Close Up Grade Level or Special Area: Second Grade Written by: Janette Read, Normandy Elementary, Littleton, CO Length of Unit: Six lessons, plus a culminating activity, completed in nine days

More information

honey bee By Henry Touray

honey bee By Henry Touray honey bee By Henry Touray Introduction For my project I have chosen to research Bees. I chose to find out about the bee because bees have been in the news lately. Lots of hives have died out and scientists

More information

Natalia Moreno BME 530. Butterflies Subject: Science (Grade Level: Adaptable from 2-3) Introduction:

Natalia Moreno BME 530. Butterflies Subject: Science (Grade Level: Adaptable from 2-3) Introduction: Natalia Moreno BME 530 Butterflies Subject: Science (Grade Level: Adaptable from 2-3) Introduction: This lesson will be introducing the students to the life cycle of a butterfly. We will discuss the stages

More information

Growing Up With Epilepsy

Growing Up With Epilepsy Teaching Students with Epilepsy: Children with epilepsy often experience learning issues as a result of their seizures. These may include ongoing problems with motor skills or cognitive functions, as well

More information

Ant Bodies. Insects! HCPS III Benchmarks SC.K.1.1 SC.K.1.2 SC.K.1.3 SC.K.2.1 MA.K.1.1. Duration 45 minutes. Source Material PRISM

Ant Bodies. Insects! HCPS III Benchmarks SC.K.1.1 SC.K.1.2 SC.K.1.3 SC.K.2.1 MA.K.1.1. Duration 45 minutes. Source Material PRISM Concepts Insects have three main body parts head, thorax and abdomen, and six segmented legs. All insects are defined by these characteristics. HCPS III Benchmarks SC.K.1.1 SC.K.1.2 SC.K.1.3 SC.K.2.1 MA.K.1.1

More information

Week 4 Lesson Plan. Pre-K. Our Neighborhood. Macmillan /McGraw-Hill. Extend. the Unit

Week 4 Lesson Plan. Pre-K. Our Neighborhood. Macmillan /McGraw-Hill. Extend. the Unit Lesson Plan Extend Unit the Unit Pre-K Our Neighborhood Alphabet Time.....................2-3 Book Time.........................-5 Retelling Puppets..................6-7 Content Area......................8-9

More information

Don t Bug Me! I m Learning!

Don t Bug Me! I m Learning! Don t Bug Me! I m Learning! Grade Level: 2 nd Grade Presented by: Don Gilmore, Springdale Elementary, Springdale, WA Length of Unit: Seventeen Days I. ABSTRACT This unit is an in-depth look at insects.

More information

1 Mathematics Curriculum

1 Mathematics Curriculum New York State Common Core 1 Mathematics Curriculum G R A D E GRADE 1 MODULE 1 Topic F Development of Addition Fluency Within 10 1.OA.3, 1.OA.6 Focus Standard: 1.OA.3 Apply properties of operations as

More information

Transportation: Week 2 of 2

Transportation: Week 2 of 2 The Minnesota Literacy Council created this curriculum with funding from the MN Department of Education. We invite you to adapt it for your own classrooms. Beginning Level (CASAS reading scores of 181-200)

More information

Materials For each student (or group of students): Caterpillar data sheets Pencil For teacher: Chart paper Markers

Materials For each student (or group of students): Caterpillar data sheets Pencil For teacher: Chart paper Markers Insects! Concepts Life cycles and metamorphosis are common to all insects. Butterflies, like most insects, go through complete metamorphosis involving four distinct phases egg, caterpillar (larva), chrysalis

More information

"Why is it important for ELL students to be active in listening, speaking, reading and writing on a daily basis?"

Why is it important for ELL students to be active in listening, speaking, reading and writing on a daily basis? "Why is it important for ELL students to be active in listening, speaking, reading and writing on a daily basis?" Monica Gonzalez Bilingual/ESL Specialist monica.gonzalez@esc13.txed.net "Tell me and I

More information

Michigan Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Connections to Michigan Content Standards

Michigan Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Connections to Michigan Content Standards Michigan Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Connections to Michigan Content Standards 2 nd GRADE LESSON Honey Bees, Chickens and Cows OH My Understand animals and the products they produce. Michigan Farm

More information

To meet the expectations of this unit, students should already know how the appearance of some organisms change over time.

To meet the expectations of this unit, students should already know how the appearance of some organisms change over time. GRADE 4: Life science 3 Life cycles of animals and plants UNIT 4L.3 12 hours About this unit This unit is the third of four units on life science for Grade 4. The unit is designed to guide your planning

More information

Days of the Week Grade Kindergarten

Days of the Week Grade Kindergarten History Ohio Standards Connection: Benchmark A Use a calendar to determine the day, week, month and year. Indicator 1 Recite the days of the week. Lesson Summary: The children will participate in a variety

More information

Lifecycle of an Insect: Guessing Game Created by Marie Sayles, Garden Educator Sunset Elementary, San Francisco Unified School District

Lifecycle of an Insect: Guessing Game Created by Marie Sayles, Garden Educator Sunset Elementary, San Francisco Unified School District Lifecycle of an Insect: Guessing Game Created by Marie Sayles, Garden Educator Sunset Elementary, San Francisco Unified School District LESSON SUMMARY In this lesson, students will learn the lifecycles

More information

insect life cycles reflect

insect life cycles reflect reflect Most animals look like their parents when they are born. The babies are just smaller. They might look like small grown-ups. Kittens look like small cats. Insects are different. Newborn bees do

More information

Class Insecta - The insects

Class Insecta - The insects A Introduction 1. Very species rich 2. Characteristics a. 3 pairs of legs b. 2 pairs of wings (most) except flies (1 pair of wings - Diptera) B. Distribution 1. All habitats except saltwater - replaced

More information

BUTTERFLY LAB WONDER & LEARNING. Teacher s Guide PreK, K & 1st Grade Science Unit. 1 800 698 4438 EarthsBirthday.org

BUTTERFLY LAB WONDER & LEARNING. Teacher s Guide PreK, K & 1st Grade Science Unit. 1 800 698 4438 EarthsBirthday.org WONDER & LEARNING Teacher s Guide PreK, K & 1st Grade Science Unit 1 800 698 4438 EarthsBirthday.org BUTTERFLY LAB BUTTERFLY LAB Overview INTRO In spring, classrooms thoroughout New Mexico bring their

More information

Butterfly Scavenger Hunt Activity

Butterfly Scavenger Hunt Activity Scavenger Hunt Activity Materials: questions worksheet (pages 2-3) 18 butterfly fact cards (pages 4-8) Scissors and scotch tape Preparation: Print the fact cards and cut them apart. Make copies of the

More information

Kindergarten How do people help each other in the neighborhood?

Kindergarten How do people help each other in the neighborhood? Kindergarten How do people help each other in the neighborhood? FOCUS STANDARD History Social Science Standard: K.3: Students match simple descriptions of work that people do and the names of related jobs

More information

Insects. A Second Grade Unit by Pat Hart

Insects. A Second Grade Unit by Pat Hart Insects A Second Grade Unit by Pat Hart Unit Overview In this unit the students will be engaged from the beginning with a hook that catches their attention and an authentic connection that gives them a

More information

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle and Migration

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle and Migration This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Apple Safari 7) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. Activitydevelop Monarch Butterfly

More information

UNIT PLAN. Goals. Objectives

UNIT PLAN. Goals. Objectives UNIT PLAN Title: All About Butterflies! Curricular Areas: Math, Science, Language Arts and Reading, Social Studies, Art, and Technology Applications Grade Level: Grade 3 Unit Length: 15 days, 3 weeks Goals

More information

Introducing the Read-Aloud

Introducing the Read-Aloud Introducing the Read-Aloud Social Insects: Ants and Termites 5A 10 minutes What Have We Already Learned? 5 minutes Remind students that they learned about the habits of honeybees and paper wasps in the

More information

Magnets. Teacher s Guide. Level C/3. Small Group Reading Lesson Skills Bank Reproducible Activities

Magnets. Teacher s Guide. Level C/3. Small Group Reading Lesson Skills Bank Reproducible Activities Level C/3 Science Teacher s Guide Skills & Strategies Anchor Comprehension Strategies Identify Cause and Effect Summarize Information Phonemic Awareness Listening for words with /i/ Phonics Short i Concepts

More information

Reading Strategies by Level. Early Emergent Readers

Reading Strategies by Level. Early Emergent Readers The charts below were created as a common language for teachers and students in the Wallingford Public Schools in kindergarten through eighth grade. The level of the chart selected for use in the classroom

More information

Bug Power. Amazing Ants. Busy Bees. Teamwork. How do some insects work together?

Bug Power. Amazing Ants. Busy Bees. Teamwork. How do some insects work together? Non-fiction: Bug Power Bug Power Teamwork How do some insects work together? What do termites, ants, and honeybees have in common? They are all social (SOHshuhl) insects. Social insects live together in

More information

ALL ABOUT APPLES FOODS THAT SUPPORT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT GOALS

ALL ABOUT APPLES FOODS THAT SUPPORT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT GOALS ALL ABOUT APPLES FOODS THAT SUPPORT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT GRADE LEVEL Second OBJECTIVES Students will learn about the nutritional benefits of eating apples, while practicing ELA skills (speaking, listening,

More information

Sequencing Order of Events

Sequencing Order of Events Can You Keep a Secret? Activity Sequencing Order of Events Cut and paste these pictures onto a larger piece of paper so they are in the correct order of events. Create a sentence of your own to match each

More information

Attracting Birds, Butterflies, & Beneficial

Attracting Birds, Butterflies, & Beneficial Attracting Birds, Butterflies, & Beneficial Insects Workshop School Garden Teacher Information Sheet Presenter: Wayne Robins Saturday, February 8, 2014 K-4 K-4 Understanding the Lifecycle of a Butterfly

More information

Let s Learn About Plants and Animals!

Let s Learn About Plants and Animals! Grade Two Pre-Visit Activities Let s Learn About Plants and Animals! i. Teacher Introduction ii. Standards Addressed iii. Pre-Visit Activities 1. Identifying Parts of a Plant 2. Plant a Seed 3. Life Cycles

More information

Host a Learning Bee Hive!

Host a Learning Bee Hive! Host a Learning Bee Hive! Frequently Asked Questions Honeybees are incredibly important for two main reasons: pollination and honey creation! Pollination: According to the USDA Agricultural Research Service,

More information

Toby and the Bees. Dear parents,

Toby and the Bees. Dear parents, Dear parents, At Bayer, we have been committed to animal health and protection of the environment for many years. This book is intended to help children understand the role that honey bees play in conserving

More information

Metamorphosis. reflect. look out!

Metamorphosis. reflect. look out! reflect Look at a picture of yourself when you were younger. Do you look the same now as you did then? Many things have probably changed. You have gotten taller, your body weighs more, and you are able

More information

Theme 9. THEME 9: Spring Is Here

Theme 9. THEME 9: Spring Is Here Theme 9 64 CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR Spring Is Here 65 WEEK 1 THEME 9/Week 1 1. What Season Is It? Think of some ways you can tell what season it is. You will make a picture riddle about a season. Choosing

More information

Pushes and Pulls. TCAPS Created June 2010 by J. McCain

Pushes and Pulls. TCAPS Created June 2010 by J. McCain Pushes and Pulls K i n d e r g a r t e n S c i e n c e TCAPS Created June 2010 by J. McCain Table of Contents Science GLCEs incorporated in this Unit............... 2-3 Materials List.......................................

More information

Totally Termites (Grades 3 5)

Totally Termites (Grades 3 5) Lesson Overview Students will explore the world of termites. This lesson includes a close-up look at termite specimens, special termite adaptations and insect anatomy. Students will also learn about property

More information

Writing Simple Stories Grade One

Writing Simple Stories Grade One Ohio Standards Connections Writing Applications Benchmark A Compose writings that convey a clear message and include well-chosen details. Indicator 1 Write simple stories with a beginning, middle and end

More information

Fry Instant Word List

Fry Instant Word List First 100 Instant Words the had out than of by many first and words then water a but them been to not these called in what so who is all some oil you were her sit that we would now it when make find he

More information

Second Grade Cycles in Nature-Life Cycles Assessment

Second Grade Cycles in Nature-Life Cycles Assessment Second Grade Cycles in Nature-Life Cycles Assessment 1a. Plants and animals produce offspring that look like themselves. This is called: a. a photocopy b. reproduction 1b. Plants and animals produce offspring

More information

Butterfly Life Lesson Plan

Butterfly Life Lesson Plan Grade Level: K-3 Introduction: Butterflies are beautiful, flying insects with large scaly wings. Like all insects, they have six jointed legs, three body parts, a pair of antennae, compound eyes, and an

More information

The Israelites Cross the Jordan River Joshua 3:1 4:24

The Israelites Cross the Jordan River Joshua 3:1 4:24 The Israelites Cross the Jordan River Joshua 3:1 4:24 Lesson 12 Bible Point: Remember what God has done. Weaving Faith Into Life: Kids will thank God for the things he has done for them. Key Verse: Give

More information

Insects! Developed by: Lori Tango & Heather Hand

Insects! Developed by: Lori Tango & Heather Hand Grade Level: Kindergarten Insects! Developed by: Lori Tango & Heather Hand Purpose: This curriculum is designed to communicate: I. What insects are and what they look like. II. What insects eat, what eats

More information

Complete and Incomplete Metamorphosis. Let s look at the difference!

Complete and Incomplete Metamorphosis. Let s look at the difference! Complete and Incomplete Metamorphosis Let s look at the difference! What is metamorphosis? Metamorphosis refers to the way that certain organisms develop, grow, and change form. Metamorphosis actually

More information

KINDERGARTEN ANIMALS STUDY

KINDERGARTEN ANIMALS STUDY KINDERGARTEN ANIMALS STUDY CLASS: ANIMALS: MAMMALS Students will learn the primary characteristics of mammals and meet some of the mammals that live at the Junior Museum and Zoo. Pre Activity: Mammal Pictionary

More information

Guided Reading with Emergent Readers by Jeanne Clidas, Ph.D.

Guided Reading with Emergent Readers by Jeanne Clidas, Ph.D. Bebop Books Guided Reading with Emergent Readers by Jeanne Clidas, Ph.D. What Is Guided Reading? Guided reading involves a small group of children thinking, talking, and reading through a new text with

More information

Fry Instant Words High Frequency Words

Fry Instant Words High Frequency Words Fry Instant Words High Frequency Words The Fry list of 600 words are the most frequently used words for reading and writing. The words are listed in rank order. First Hundred Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group

More information

27 Before, During, and After Reading Activities with Graphic Organizers to be used with nonfiction passages for students in Grades 2 5!

27 Before, During, and After Reading Activities with Graphic Organizers to be used with nonfiction passages for students in Grades 2 5! 1 27 Before, During, and After Reading Activities with Graphic Organizers to be used with nonfiction passages for students in Grades 2 5! - These activities and graphic organizers can be: - used by teachers

More information

Week 4 Lesson Plan. Pre-K. Animals in the Wild. Macmillan /McGraw-Hill. Extend. the Unit

Week 4 Lesson Plan. Pre-K. Animals in the Wild. Macmillan /McGraw-Hill. Extend. the Unit Lesson Plan Extend Unit the Unit Pre-K Animals in the Wild Alphabet Time.....................2-3 Book Time.........................-5 Retelling Puppets................... 6 Content Area......................7-8

More information

Looking for Lincoln Throughout His Life

Looking for Lincoln Throughout His Life GRADE LEVEL: 1-3 Looking for Lincoln Throughout His Life TIME ALLOTMENT: Two 45-minute class periods OVERVIEW: In this interdisciplinary lesson, students will gather different facts about Lincoln through

More information

Talking on the Phone: Week 1 of 1

Talking on the Phone: Week 1 of 1 The Minnesota Literacy Council created this curriculum with funding from the MN Department of Education. We invite you to adapt it for your own classrooms. Beginning Level (CASAS reading scores of 181-200)

More information

I will follow Jesus all of my days! Resource: The Story for Little Ones, Chapter 23: The Power of God

I will follow Jesus all of my days! Resource: The Story for Little Ones, Chapter 23: The Power of God Memory Verse: Bible Point: For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son. - John 3:16 I will follow Jesus all of my days! Coloring Page: John baptizes Jesus. Resource: The Story for Little

More information

Present Level statements must: Goals and Objectives Progress Reporting. How Progress will be determined: Goals must be: 12/3/2013

Present Level statements must: Goals and Objectives Progress Reporting. How Progress will be determined: Goals must be: 12/3/2013 Present Level statements must: Goals and Objectives Progress Reporting Establish a baseline (snapshot) of measurable information that serves as the starting point for developing goals and objectives. Include

More information

Comprehension. Sentence Structure and Meaning C.001. Objective The student will identify key parts of the text.

Comprehension. Sentence Structure and Meaning C.001. Objective The student will identify key parts of the text. C.001 Sentence Structure and Meaning Sentence-Picture Match Objective The student will identify key parts of the text. Materials Pocket chart Picture cards Use picture cards from core reading program or

More information

Honey Bee Communication: Dance Language

Honey Bee Communication: Dance Language Page 1 of 13 : Dance Language a lesson plan by Louise I. Lynch, Bees Louise! and Dr. Marion Ellis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Page 2 of 13 : Dance Language See www.beeslouise.org for more bee lessons!

More information

Suggested Grade 1 2 Lesson Plan Students Rights and Responsibilities

Suggested Grade 1 2 Lesson Plan Students Rights and Responsibilities Suggested Grade 1 2 Lesson Plan Students Rights and Responsibilities Lesson 1 My Rights and Responsibilities Grade 1 st and 2 nd Objective: The students will discuss and summarize their rights and responsibilities

More information

Let s Measure Pre-Kindergarten

Let s Measure Pre-Kindergarten Ohio Standards Connection Measurement Standard Benchmark D Apply measurement techniques to measure length, weight and volume (capacity). Indicator 6 Measure length and volume (capacity) using non-standard

More information

Teacher Deborah Joy Johnson Page 1.1 LESSON PLAN

Teacher Deborah Joy Johnson Page 1.1 LESSON PLAN Teacher Deborah Joy Johnson Page 1.1 Subject/Topic/Unit Health/ Community Helpers Date April 15, 2010 Grade 1st Objective #1: Given the 5 community helpers covered, the student will write at least two

More information

Strategies for Fostering Emergent Literacy Skills

Strategies for Fostering Emergent Literacy Skills Emergent Literacy through Storytime and Play Strategies for Fostering Emergent Literacy Skills 3955 East Fort Lowell Road, Suite 114, Tucson, AZ 85712 Phone: (520) 721-2334 Fax: (520) 881-0669 www.makewayforbooks.org

More information

BUTTERFLY SCIENCE. 9 Science Activities for PreK, K & 1-3. 1 800 698 4438 EarthsBirthday.org

BUTTERFLY SCIENCE. 9 Science Activities for PreK, K & 1-3. 1 800 698 4438 EarthsBirthday.org BUTTERFLY SCIENCE 9 Science Activities for PreK, K & 1-3 1 800 698 4438 EarthsBirthday.org CONTENTS Butterfly Life Cycle Song 4 Changing Butterfly Dance 5 What Is a Caterpillar? 6 Caterpillar & Pupa Timelines

More information

2 Mathematics Curriculum

2 Mathematics Curriculum New York State Common Core 2 Mathematics Curriculum GRADE GRADE 2 MODULE 3 Topic E: Model Numbers Within 1000 with Place Value Disks 2.NBT.A Focus Standard: 2.NBT.A Understand place value. Instructional

More information

Quick Start Guide to Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive

Quick Start Guide to Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive Quick Start Guide to Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive How you can use the Warre Top Bar Hive to Create a Smart, Simple and Sustainable Beekeeping Experience BY NICK HAMPSHIRE FREE REPORT FROM DIYBEEHIVE.COM

More information

Grade. Strategic. Science. Teaching

Grade. Strategic. Science. Teaching Grade 2 Strategic Science Teaching Grade 2 Title of Lesson: Caterpillar Capers Essential Question: How do the changes that occur in the life cycle of a butterfly compare with the changes in the life cycle

More information

Children need to develop fine motor skills for writing

Children need to develop fine motor skills for writing Children need to develop fine motor skills for writing ::: PPT/Transparency ::: W2- Review Find your peer partner and join another pair to form a group of 4 Review what you learned from completing the

More information

Mathematics Curriculum

Mathematics Curriculum New York State Common Core 3 G R A D E Mathematics Curriculum GRADE 3 MODULE 1 Topic B Division as an Unknown Factor Problem 3.OA.2, 3.OA.6, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.4 Focus Standard: 3.OA.2 Interpret whole-number

More information

Current California Math Standards Balanced Equations

Current California Math Standards Balanced Equations Balanced Equations Current California Math Standards Balanced Equations Grade Three Number Sense 1.0 Students understand the place value of whole numbers: 1.1 Count, read, and write whole numbers to 10,000.

More information

LESSON PLAN GRADES K-1 Alberta Sparrow. LESSON TITLE: Learning to Identify and Apply Prepositions

LESSON PLAN GRADES K-1 Alberta Sparrow. LESSON TITLE: Learning to Identify and Apply Prepositions LESSON PLAN GRADES K-1 Alberta Sparrow LESSON TITLE: Learning to Identify and Apply Prepositions OBJECTIVE: Students will be able to identify and apply prepositional terms. MATERIALS: Book Alberta Sparrow,

More information

Characteristics of Auditory Learners:

Characteristics of Auditory Learners: Characteristics of Auditory Learners: Characteristics of Learning Styles They talk about what to do, about the pros and cons of a situation. They indicate emotion through the tone, pitch, and volume of

More information

GOD CREATED THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY

GOD CREATED THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY BOOK 2, PART 2, LESSON 3 GOD CREATED THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY THE BIBLE: Genesis 1:14-17; Psalm 33:6, Psalm 19:1 THEME: The Bible gives us a record of God as creator and sustainer of the universe and of the

More information

Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction Differentiated Instruction In any classroom, students will have a range of abilities, needs and interests. Differentiated instruction is any instructional strategy that recognizes and supports individual

More information

Lesson: Comprehension Strategies for Informational Science Texts

Lesson: Comprehension Strategies for Informational Science Texts Lesson: Comprehension Strategies for Informational Science Texts Objectives Common Core State Standards Utilizes strategies to self-monitor comprehension during reading Recognizes when a comprehension

More information

Identifying and Describing Story Elements Grade One

Identifying and Describing Story Elements Grade One Ohio Standards Connections Reading Applications: Literary Text Benchmark A Compare and contrast plot across literary works. Indicator 3 Retell the beginning, middle and ending of a story, including its

More information

Food chain to food web game. The Sun. Sun. The suns energy allows plant life to grow so that animals can survive. Produces heat and light

Food chain to food web game. The Sun. Sun. The suns energy allows plant life to grow so that animals can survive. Produces heat and light Sun The Sun The suns energy allows plant life to grow so that animals can survive. Produces heat and light Plants Plants Plants need the sun to make their own food through a process called photosynthesis.

More information

The Writing Process: Planning an Imaginative Recount. Reviewing the Text Type

The Writing Process: Planning an Imaginative Recount. Reviewing the Text Type Fiction Imaginative Fiction The Writing Process: Poster Kit #2, Part 1 Modeled Writing / Shared Writing Teaching Focuses Understand the specific purpose and structure of a imaginative recount Discuss the

More information

Protecting our Tomorrows: A Teacher s Role in Promoting Child Safety and Animal Welfare

Protecting our Tomorrows: A Teacher s Role in Promoting Child Safety and Animal Welfare Protecting our Tomorrows: A Teacher s Role in Promoting Child Safety and Animal Welfare Lesson Plans for Teachers Lesson Idea 1: Animal Care for a Day Objective: Students will be able to identify appropriate

More information

High School Science Lesson Plan: Biology

High School Science Lesson Plan: Biology High School Science Lesson Plan: Biology Introduction Each lesson in the Adolescent Literacy Toolkit is designed to support students through the reading/learning process by providing instruction before,

More information

The First 20 Days of Reading: Intermediate Description of Lessons

The First 20 Days of Reading: Intermediate Description of Lessons Day 1 The First 20 Days of Reading: Intermediate Description of Lessons Read Aloud & Independent Reading Read Aloud: Reading is Thinking! Teacher will model how they think as they read. Teacher will think

More information

WIND INSTRUCTION MANUAL

WIND INSTRUCTION MANUAL VOLUNTEER COUNCIL WESTSIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WIND INSTRUCTION MANUAL KINDERGARTEN STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM The following program is designed to be presented by volunteers, in all the Westside Community

More information

Butterfly or Moth? Made for 2nd Graders... Project Bibliography

Butterfly or Moth? Made for 2nd Graders... Project Bibliography Butterfly or Moth? Made for 2nd Graders... Project Bibliography Butterfly or Moth? Today you will learn about a Painted Lady Butterfly and a Robin (Cecropia) Moth. What is a butterfly? Click the butterfly

More information

The Life Cycle of Butterflies and Beetles By: Sue Peterson

The Life Cycle of Butterflies and Beetles By: Sue Peterson www.k5learning.com Objective sight words (life cycle, stages, oval, intended, enclose, transformation, structures, reproductive, mates, colonizes, metamorphosis, emerges); concepts (stages of growth) Vocabulary

More information

Station 1. Buzzwords (Online)

Station 1. Buzzwords (Online) Page 1 of 6 Literacy Stations Teaching Activities Title: Class: Duration: The Rainbow Fish Senior Infants 10/15 minutes per activity Overview of activities: A total of 5 station teaching activities and

More information

4.4 Early Detection Guidelines

4.4 Early Detection Guidelines 4.4.2.2 Assessment for Identified Concerns 4.4.2.2.6 How Children Develop 9-10 Year Olds The following section outlines the major developmental milestones for nine to ten year old children. Six areas of

More information

Measurable Annual Goals

Measurable Annual Goals Measurable Annual Goals This document was developed to help special education teachers begin transitioning from standards based IEP goals to measurable annual goals that are specific to individual student

More information

Strategies to Support Literacy Development in Second-Language Learners through Project Work

Strategies to Support Literacy Development in Second-Language Learners through Project Work Strategies to Support Literacy Development in through Project Work Rebecca A. Wilson Introduction The purpose of this article is to provide teachers of young second-language learners with strategies to

More information

Plant In a Cup. When considering what to do for our curriculum project, our main goal was

Plant In a Cup. When considering what to do for our curriculum project, our main goal was Sammi Meril and Grace Slone Final Paper Kindergarten Education 200 May/6/2013 Plant In a Cup When considering what to do for our curriculum project, our main goal was to create stimulating lesson that

More information

This lesson plan is from the Council for Economic Education's publication: For more economic and personal finance lesson plans, visit:

This lesson plan is from the Council for Economic Education's publication: For more economic and personal finance lesson plans, visit: This lesson plan is from the Council for Economic Education's publication: Focus: Economics - Grades K-2 To purchase Focus: Economics - Grades K-2, visit: http://store.councilforeconed.org/focusk2.html

More information

Language Arts Core, First Grade, Standard 8 Writing-Students write daily to communicate effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Language Arts Core, First Grade, Standard 8 Writing-Students write daily to communicate effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences. Genre Unit Reading and Writing Fables by Amy Kinney Language Arts Core, First Grade, Standard 7 Comprehension-Students understand, interpret, and analyze narrative and informational grade level text. Objective

More information

Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies and Moths Delta Science Reader Butterflies and Moths Delta Science Readers are nonfiction student books that provide science background and support the experiences of hands-on activities. Every Delta Science Reader

More information

First ring Concept: Snails Ages: 3 6 y Language discussion and Beginning knowledge Subjects, study areas, skills, content and integration

First ring Concept: Snails Ages: 3 6 y Language discussion and Beginning knowledge Subjects, study areas, skills, content and integration Theme: Garden visitors First ring Concept: Snails Ages: 3 6 y Participates in discussions and asks Listens and responds to simple Sings simple songs and does action rhymes Talks about pictures in posters,

More information

Nami s Gifts. Lesson Plan. About the Book Text Type: Fiction/Realistic Page Count: 16 Word Count: 220. About the Lesson Targeted Reading Strategy

Nami s Gifts. Lesson Plan. About the Book Text Type: Fiction/Realistic Page Count: 16 Word Count: 220. About the Lesson Targeted Reading Strategy Lesson Plan About the Book Text Type: Fiction/Realistic Page Count: 16 Word Count: 220 Book Summary Nami has a problem: She must make the perfect gift for each person in her family. It is her family tradition.

More information

Zoner and the Drip Study Guide

Zoner and the Drip Study Guide Zoner and the Drip Study Guide Objectives This study guide will emphasize the lessons taught in the Zoner and the Drip puppet show by the Great Arizona Puppet Theater and demonstrate how those lessons

More information

Pre-K. Animals in the Wild. Differentiated Resources. English Language Learners... 2 Three-Year-Olds Small Groups...5-6

Pre-K. Animals in the Wild. Differentiated Resources. English Language Learners... 2 Three-Year-Olds Small Groups...5-6 Pre-K Differentiated Resources Animals in the Wild English Language Learners.......... 2 Three-Year-Olds...................3-4 Small Groups......................5-6 Visit www.macmillanmh.com for online

More information

OCPS Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment Alignment

OCPS Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment Alignment OCPS Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment Alignment Subject Area: Grade: Strand 1: Standard 1: Reading and Language Arts Kindergarten Reading Process The student demonstrates knowledge of the concept of

More information

This presentation provides an introduction to insect biology and identification. Gaining an understanding of the biology and life cycle of insects is

This presentation provides an introduction to insect biology and identification. Gaining an understanding of the biology and life cycle of insects is This presentation provides an introduction to insect biology and identification. Gaining an understanding of the biology and life cycle of insects is useful for proper management. 1 In order to appreciate

More information

Safety Smart Ambassador Lesson Plan Safety Smart Healthy & Fit! A Lesson In Health And Safety For Children K 2

Safety Smart Ambassador Lesson Plan Safety Smart Healthy & Fit! A Lesson In Health And Safety For Children K 2 INTRODUCTION LifeSmarts invites you to become a Safety Smart Ambassador! As a Safety Smart Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to share reassuring, clear and confidence-building messages to help

More information