How do I learn about myself and others?
Day 1–2 - Seed 1
Day 3–5 - Plan 1
Day 6–7 - Plan 2
Day 8–10 - Plan 3
Day 11–12 - Seed 2
Day 13–15 - Plan 4
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Lesson seeds are ideas that can be used to build a lesson aligned to the CCSS. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction. When developing lessons from these seeds, teachers must consider the needs of all learners. It is also important to build checkpoints into the lessons where appropriate formative assessment will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery.
How do members of a family help and care for each other?
These lessons are written for the first two days of a week-long focus on families. It provides a fluid and student-centered transition from students'
previous learning experiences based on self. The teacher must keep in mind that the kindergarten student is socially and emotionally ego-centric and
will benefit from learning about families in the context of how is impacts them. The lessons include songs, poems, videos, and text to provide a week long
focus on learning about the family. Students will engage in interactive reading, writing and speaking activities as they continue to build their foundational
skills. Students will gather and post information about families throughout the week. Students will also use technology to begin a yearlong project,
Family Message Journal, on www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resource.org.
Teacher observation of the following:
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Reading: Informational Text
Reading: Foundational Skills
Speaking & Listening