For this unit I chose the strand Interactions and Interdependence for grade 1 and focused on the outcomes:
IN1.1: Describe the diversity of traditions, celebrations, or stories of individuals in the classroom and school.
IN1.2: Discuss cultural diversity in the family and classroom, including exploration of similarities and differences.
: Assess ways in which relationships help to meet human needs.
Social Unit Plan
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This lesson I created for our ESST teaching strategies presentation. It is focuses on the difference governance institutions and how we in Canada benefit from the democratic system that we have.
PA4.1: Analyze the relationship between governance institutions in Saskatchewan and the quality of life of people in the province
CP4.7: Create visual art works that express own ideas and draw on sources of inspiration from Saskatchewan.
Teaching Strategies Lesson Plan
I created 3 themed tasks in my EMTH 310 class, they are centred around sensory play for Kindergarten. I had a lot of fun with this assignment and it opened my eyes to the possibilities behind fun and exciting math activities for students.
Dig in the sensory bucket in order to find numbers, match them to their corresponding number in pictorial form and then verbalize what numeral this is and hold up the number of fingers that go with the numeral.
At this station, students will be able to ignite all of their senses when trying to find numbers in the sensory bin and use their problem solving skills in order to match the number they find to its respective quantity. Students will be highly engaged in this activity and work on their fine motor skills.
Compare the two objects (popcorn and kernel) using direct comparison relating to mass and volume. Make a prediction about which object will sink and which will float as well as which will take up more space in a jar and then test out the hypothesis.
During this task, students will use their critical thinking to determine which object has more mass and which one has more volume, they will get to work on their decision making skills as well. A class chart will be made in which each student will get to contribute their hypothesis and then it will be tested out. This activity will be great for the students to see how one object can transform into another (kernel and popcorn) and that they can have different properties. Students will make the popcorn as a class to see this transformation.
What is the repeating pattern in this sequence? Finish the pattern and then create your own repeating pattern using the bingo dabbers
Students will be working on their fine motor skills in this task by holding the bingo dabber to create patterns. They will be making sense of their surroundings by linking patterns they see in their everyday lives and in their classroom to create new repeating patterns. Students will also be working with a different material (bingo dabber) instead of markers or crayons that they usually work with.
Pre-Intern Lesson #8: This art lesson was so much fun! We made Christmas crafts with the students and they really enjoyed being creative. It was so wonderful to see all of the diverse personalities that came through in the students’ crafts.
Pre-Intern Lesson #6: This math lesson is focused on estimation. The students really enjoyed hands-on portion of this lesson. They got a basket of counters and practised their estimation skills when grouping in tens, counted the actual number and switched with another group to do the same process. I truly believe that hands-on learning helps students to be effective learners, so I loved that aspect of this lesson.
Pre-Intern Lesson #4: This health lesson is focused on street safety and the importance of knowing the safety precautions to take when crossing the street. This lesson was very interactive and the students were engaged and learning the whole time! My cooperating teacher suggested that I take the students outside in our pre-conference so I altered my lesson and after playing our red light-green light game we went out to their cross-walk where I finished up the lesson. It was reinforcing for the students to have the visual as we were discussing and this lesson was very successful!