Language Arts/Science/Fine Arts
NAVA.K4.1 UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING MEDIA, TECHNIAND PROCESSES
NLENG.K12.1 READING FOR PERSPECTIVE
NLENG.K12.2 UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
NS.K4.6 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES
NS.K4.4 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
Frederick by Leo Lionni Poster paper
Pictures of four seasons Art materials
Items related to four seasons
Students will be able to know and distinguish the four seasons.
Students will be able to think abstractly.
Students will be able to share ideas with class.
After reviewing the four seasons, the students will choose correct items to
correspond to the seasons with 100% accuracy.
After listening to the book, Frederick, the students will use their
imaginations to create one new contribution to the Mouse family.
The teacher will have pictures of the four seasons posted around the room. This
topic would have been discussed many times throughout the year. The teacher
will have items to show the students and ask them in what season would they
find them. After this review the students, the teacher will ask the students to
listen carefully to the story, Frederick by Leo Lionni. Discuss what season they
were preparing for. What season was it? What are the other seasons?
Development of Lesson
On a chart paper, the teacher will draw a T chart. One labeled Frederick and
the other Mouse Family. The students will identify all the things that the Mouse
family did to prepare for winter. Then identify all the things that Frederick did to
prepare for winter. List them in the columns on the chart. Discuss who did the
most work. Was one contribution better than the other? Lead them to realize
that we all contribute in our own way and that our contributions are special
because we are special. Frederick Mouse Family
The students will demonstrate the use of their imaginations as the teacher asks
them to pretend to be in the Mouse Family. What would each of them
contribute to the preparation for winter? They have to decide on something that
was not mentioned in the book. Try to get them to think more abstractly, if
possible. Give them poster paper to create their contribution. This will be an
individual project. Each child should have space to be alone and think.
When the students are finished, they will gather together as the Mouse family did
in winter. Pretend that it is winter and we are trying to help each other stay warm
and happy. Share their projects with one another. Close the class with the
thought that we are special and have something to offer that is uniquely theirs.
The teacher will assess students on their effort to think and share. This is a
difficult thing to assess, but the teacher will look at each student uniquely!