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Kindergarten-Hibernation Lesson(Animals Prepare for Winter)

Kindergarten-Hibernation Lesson(Animals Prepare for Winter)

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Lesson Plan: Animals Prepare for WinterTeacher:
Kaitlin Basler 
Date:
 November 17
n
, 2010
Activity:
Animals Prepare for Winter/Hibernation
Grade:
Kindergarten
 Activity Purpose:
y
 
What animals do to get ready for winter, what animals hibernate and why; what theenvironment looks like for animals to know its time.
Learning¶s/Outcomes:
y
 
Actively listen to book read to them
 
y
 
U
nderstand and define hibernation
 
y
 
T
o know names of some hibernating animals
y
 
T
o learn the environmental indicators signalling an animal¶s need to hibernate
 
y
 
Knowledge of things animals do to prepare for hibernation.
Prerequisite Student Learnings:
y
 
F
amiliarity with animals
Instruction Strategies:Direct Instruction:
Structured overview
Interactive:
Discussion, storybook, charts, visuals
Independent:
Coloring pictures independently
Cross Curricula Competencies:
y
 
 Developing Thinking 
:
Building on what they already know, engaged in creative thinking.
y
 
 Developing Social Responsibility
:
use reasoning processes
y
 
 Develop Literacies
:
Relate, explore and express in using various literacies
E
quipment:
y
 
Story
:
Little
F
ern¶s
F
irst Winter 
 
y
 
Chart and animal pictures and information
 
y
 
Coloring sheet for students
 
y
 
Crayons
 
y
 
E
xtra books and coloring bear sheet
 Advanced Preparation:
y
 
Prepare questions to ask students
 
y
 
Create animal picture cards
 
y
 
Create habitat cards of where animals hibernate
 
y
 
Create Animals that Hibernate coloring page
 Assessment:
y
 
Observations:
Students ability to participate in group discussion.
 
y
 
Students demonstrate an understanding of hibernation and animals.
Adaptive Dimension:
y
 
Have related books for students to look at if they finish their picture before others.
 
 
y
 
Procedure:
y
 
S
E
T:
y
 
Have students gather together on floor in reading area.
 
y
 
Welcome students by asking questionssuch as how are you all enjoying thiswinter weather we are having?
 
y
 
Ask students
³w
hat are some thingsthat
w
e do to prepare for
w
inter?
T
hen ask ³
w
hat are some things youthink animals might do to preparefor
w
inter?´
(Discuss)
 
y
 
I
nform students that
³
first I have astory for you all.´
I
ntroducestory(Little
F
ern¶s
F
irst Winter). (Ask questions as you go through story anddiscuss aspects of what they see).
 
y
 
Ask student if they have
³
ever
w
ondered
w
hat it
w
ould be like tosleep all
w
inter long!´
y
 
Discuss with students that someanimals do.
y
 
Ask students if they
³
kno
w
of anyanimals that do sleep all
w
interlong´.
y
 
T
ell students that
³
there is a special
w
ord
w
e use to describe
w
hen theseanimals sleep all
w
inter. This
w
ord isball, HIB
ERN
ATIO
N
. The animalsgo into rest and deep sleep until
w
inter is over. Does anybody kno
w
 the name of the season after
w
inter
w
hen the animals
w
ould
w
ake up´.
y
 
T
ell students that
³w
e are going tolook at some of these animals,
w
herethey sleep all
w
inter and ho
w
they getready for it.´
y
 
D
EVE
LOPM
EN
T:
y
 
T
ell students that
³
animals like bears,gophers,bats, frogs, snakes andladybugs find places to go during the
w
inter.´
y
 
Show students prepared animal picturesand the picture of where each go whenthey hibernate.
 Student
E
ngagement/ClassroomManagement Strategies
y
 
Ask students for their attention.
 
y
 
Remind students that if they have anyquestions or comments they can puttheir hand up and
I
will call upon them.
y
 
Allow students time to think andrespond
 
y
 
G
ive students time to answer their thoughts and opinions.
y
 
Remind students that if they have anyquestions or comments to wait until theend of the story unless
I
ask themspecifically.
y
 
Remind students that only those quietwith their hands up nicely will bechose.
y
 
G
ive students the opportunity to ask questions and brainstorm.
 

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