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Key: Head Start Early

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Name: Rochelle White
Focus Area: Dramatic Play
Title of Lesson: Vet Clinic

Date: March 12, 2015
Grade Level: Toddlers
Total Time: 30 minutes

I. Objectives:
 The children will explore the “pets” and doctor kit to experience what it is like
to be a Veterinarian in pretend play.
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The children will expand their language and literacy knowledge skills by
engaging in a storytelling experience based on the book, The Itsy Bitsy Spider
by Iza Trapani.
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Domain: Physical Development & Health
Element: Health Knowledge & Practice

The children will enhance their communication skills by working with
classmates to take care of the “pets” and making them feel better.
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Domain: Literacy Knowledge & Skills
Element: Book Appreciation

The children will enhance coordination skills by recognizing where the “pets”
bruises and body parts are.
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Domain: Creative Arts Expression
Element: Drama

Domain: Social & Emotional Development
Element: Social Relationships

The children will explore their imagination by participating in pretend play with
“pets” and a doctor kit being a Veterinarian.
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Domain: Approaches to Learning
Element: Initiative & Curiosity

II. Materials:
 10 puppets representing pets
 Doctor/Vet Kit
 Premade File folder “Where is my home?” game
 The Book- The Itsy Bitsy Spider By Iza Trapani

III. Procedure:
A. Motivation
1. I will bring in different pet puppets.
2. I will ask the children to identify the different pet puppets.
3. I will ask the children what sound each of the pets make.
B. Steps
1. I will bring in different pet puppets.
2. I will ask the children to identify the different pet puppets.

3. I will ask the children what sound each of the pets make.
4. I will tell the children today we are going to read the story, The Itsy
Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani.
5. During the story, I will continue to ask the children questions to keep
them engaged.
6. After the story I will get out the “pets” and doctor kit.
7. I will allow each child to have their own “pet”.
8. We will explore the doctor kit together, seeing what each item is for.
9. I will ask the children if they have ever seen this item before.
10. I will allow children to explore the items on their selves.
11. I will discuss with the children how each item helps heal you when you
are hurt.
12. I will talk to each child about what they are using the items for, are they
fixing the “pets” hurt areas.
13. I will continue going around to all the children asking them how their
“pet” is doing and if it feels better.
14. I will allow children to switch pets if they would like.
15. We will continue this until all the children seem like they are done with
pretend play, or its time to move on to something else.
16. After I will have the children help me place all the items back in the
doctor kit.
17. I will have children help place all the “pets” back into my bag.
18. After everything is away, I will get out the file folder game, Where is my
home.
19. I will have one child come over at a time.
20. I will ask the child if they can name all the pets I have in front of us.
21. I will ask the child if they can name all the homes we have in front of
us.
22. I will ask the child if they can match the dog to the dog’s home.
23. I will ask the child if they can match the cat to the cat’s home.
24. I will ask the child if they can match the fish to the fish’s home.
25. I will ask the child if they can match the spider to the spider’s home.
26. I will ask the child if they can match the frog to the frog’s home.
27. I will ask the child if they can match the bird to the bird’s home.
28. When they are done, I will have them take all the pieces off.
29. I will send the child back to free play and have another child come
over.
30. I will continue steps 19 through 29 until all the children have gone.
31. After that I will pick up my file folder, and continue on with free play or
morning circle.
IV. Conclusion:
 File folder game, one on one with a child.
 Children will have to match the picture of the pet to what their home would
look like.
 The pet and their homes will be:
o Dog- Dog House
o Cat- Cat Bed
o Bird- Bird House
o Fish- Fish Tank
o Frog- Pond/Lily pad
o Spider- Spider Web

V. Transition:
 Having Children walk or crawl like their favorite animal to a learning center
to have free play.
VI. Follow-Up Activities/Learning Centers:
1. Pet Day Care- having children have stuffed animals that go through the school
day just like they do.
2. Carrying Our pets- Making pet carries together as a class to get the “pets” in
the classroom around.
3. Pet Store- Running a “pet” store with the children, how much for that doggie in
the window.

VII. Evaluation/Assessment:
A.
1. Did the children explore and use the “pets” and doctor kit to be a
pretend Veterinarian?
2. Did the children engage in the story to enhance their language and
literacy knowledge?
3. Were the children able to recognize where the animals pretend bruises
were, and their body parts?
4. Did the children communicate with each other to work together as
Veterinarians?
5. Did the children use their imagination to be pretend Veterinarians and
take care of the “pets” with the doctor kit?
B. Self-Reflection Assessment:
What did the children most enjoy?
What did the children least enjoy?
If I implemented this lesson again, what would I do differently?
VIII. Early Learning Standards Met:
Creative Arts Expression/ Drama
Literacy Knowledge & Skills/ Book Appreciation
Physical Development & Health/ Health Knowledge & Practice
Social & Emotional Development/ Social Relationships
Approaches to Learning/ Initiative & Curiosity