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.
Who are the people in my school? How do they help me and others?
These lessons are written for days 3-5 of a week-long focus on the school family. Students will be invited to think logically and sequentially about the
people they encounter every day at school and the impact that those people have on themselves and others. Teachers must remember that building
on students' prior knowledge and helping them to make meaning of new ideas are vital to sustaining interest and understanding among young learners. The
lessons include songs, videos, and text about school, the people in school, and how they help and care for the children and each other. Students participate
in discussions with adults and peers, shared reading and writing activities, and prepare a final informational School Helpers book. Students also
participate in making a movie about the helpers in their school. School workers are invited to visit the classroom, where students interview and video them in
order to produce a class movie.
Discuss the name of the school and parts they have visited to observe students' knowledge of the building. On a prepared large map of the school, have students identify and label different places in the building.
As a class create a chart to document what students already KNOW about the people in the school and what
they WONDER (have questions) about.
Introduce the book. Read the text, pausing during reading to ask text dependent questions. Discuss the relationship between the photographs
and the text by asking, "What part of the text does the photograph depict?"
Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston
Friends at School by Rochelle Bunnett
Teacher observation of the following:
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Reading: Informational Text
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