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T REES ARE TERRIFIC. Created by: Wendy Calovich -Benne Course: 5131, Spring 2012. Subject Area: Reading, Science, Math, Art, and Music Grade Level: Kindergarten/ Mixed C lassroom of Learners with Special Needs . Lesson Summary.
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TREES ARE TERRIFIC Created by: Wendy Calovich-Benne Course: 5131, Spring 2012 Subject Area: Reading, Science, Math, Art, and MusicGrade Level:Kindergarten/ Mixed Classroom of Learners with Special Needs Lesson Summary The lesson will begin in the classroom. Students will go on an adventure outside to collect differed sizes and shapes of leaves from various trees. During the adventure, the lesson will continue with a discussion about veins in leaves and the importance leaves give to a tree. In addition, students will learn that leaves are compound or simple. Students will return back to the classroom to demonstrate their learned knowledge by participating in cooperative groups to produce leaf-rubbing art. Goals: Understand…
  • 1. The importance of leaves to trees.
  • 2. Leaves come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and texture.
  • 3. Leaves are simple or compound (many leaflets).
  • 4. Why leaves have veins.
  • Goal 1: Importance of leaves to trees
  • Provides Shade
  • Provides food for plants and trees
  • Helps prevent flooding
  • Food source for animals and people
  • Shelter for wildlife
  • Produces oxygen
  • Goal 2: Variety of shapes, sizes, and texture Goal 3: Simple Compound Goal 4: Why leaves have veins
  • Veins move food and water to leaf.
  • Objectives: Students will
  • demonstrate cooperative social skills working in groups or pairs with 95% accuracy.
  • demonstrate their knowledge about why trees are terrific and what the purpose of a vein is on a leaf with 95% accuracy.
  • observe trees and describe whether their leaf is simple or compound with 90% accuracy.
  • compare and discuss the difference between leaves with 90% accuracy.
  • Outside Adventure Expectations: Teacher will demonstrate what is expected outside.
  • Discuss why the leaf is important to the tree or plant
  • Discuss the shape, size, and texture
  • Discuss why the leaf is simple or compound
  • Discuss the veins on the leaf
  • Students will have 20 minutes to discover and find leaves. Students will choose 4-5 leaves that differ in shapes, sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground. Interactive website: sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground. http://www.brainpop.com/search/search.weml?keyword=trees Brain Pop is an interactive educational website useful to Teachers, Parents, and Students. This link allows teachers a few choices to view tree growth, seed planting, carbon cycle, and humans and the environmental. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Leaf-Rubbing This website demonstrates leaf rubbing with 6 steps of instruction and a video of a leaf rubbing. Back in Classroom: sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground. Whole Class Discussion Share descriptions of leaves Discuss the uniqueness of leaves Ask questions Answer questions Vocabulary Words to Recognize sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground. Green Red Orange Yellow Brown Tree Plant Leaf Vein Stem Sing a Song sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground. While Leaf Rubbing Leaves, Leaves
(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
  • Leaves, leaves falling down
  • Falling to the ground
  • Orange and yellow, red and brown
  • Autumn’s come to town
  • Materials Needed: sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground. Paper Crayons
  • Instructions for Leaf Rubbing: sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground. 1. Choose your favorite color of crayon 2. Position the leaf under the paper Instructions Continued… sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground. 4. Gently rub the crayon over the paper to see the impressions of the leaf . 3. Hold the paper with one hand. Color with the other hand. Examples: sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground.
  • Pre-made examples will be posted
  • Work as neatly as possible
  • Use 1 color for each leaf
  • Assessment: sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground.
  • Work in groups
  • Describe why leaves are important to trees
  • Describe the difference between 2 leaves
  • Differentiate between a simple and compound leaf
  • Color leaf neatly and in one color
  • Finding the vein on leaf during leaf rubbing project.
  • Things learned in Art sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground.
  • Art teaches students to make good judgments about relationships.
  • Art teaches students that problems can have more than one solution.
  • Art teaches students to celebrate multiple perspectives.
  • Art teaches students that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstances and opportunity.
  • Art teaches students that small differences can have large effects.
  • Art teaches students to think through and within material.
  • Art helps children express what cannot be said.
  • Art enables us to have experiences we can have from no other source.
  • Accommodations: sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground. Physical and Mental Disabilities Additional Time Special Supplies- Large Crayons & Assistance holding paper on leaf Learning Disabilities: Additional Time Examples posted Visual and Hearing Impairments Examples provided at work station ADHD On task reminders, stand if needed, provided examples, instructions at workstation Accommodations: sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground.
  • Coloring will help develop fine motor skills
  • Students can focus on completing task with few or no interruptions, maintaining attention, standing or sitting quietly, and working neatly.
  • Work Cited: sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground.
  • http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.zeitnews.org/images/stories/treesandgrerb.jpg
  • http://www.savatree.com/whytrees.html
  • http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/science/botany/anatomy/leafparts.htm
  • http://www.google.com/imgres?q=lets+make+leaf+rubbing+images
  • http://virtualrobidoux.blogspot.com/2011/06/power-of-wilted-4-leaf-clover-through.html
  • http://www.google.com/imgres?q=images+of+school+gardens+and+trees
  • http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.abcteach.com/free/c/crayons2rgb.jpg
  • http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/themes/leaf.html
  • http://www.google.com/imgres?q=images+of+vocabulary+words
  • http://www.google.com/imgres?q=images+of+discovering+leaves
  • http://www.earthskids.com/holiday-fall_fun.htm
  • http://www.dreamstime.com
  • http://www.pppst.com
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