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Learning Activity Plan for Infants and Toddlers

Teacher Candidate: Melissa Betances


Date of Scheduled Visit: N/A
Name/Address of School: KHCC
Age Group: 3 Year Old
Cooperating Teacher: N/A
Room Number: Poohs Corner
Title of the Lesson: The Girl and the Bicycle: Conflict,
Emotions, & Problem Solving
Brief Description of the lesson
Teacher will do a whole group lesson during read aloud for 2
days. Teacher will do a small group read aloud on third read.
Teacher will read The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett to
students. Teacher will also incorporate activities to engage
students and assess students understanding.
Developmental Focus

Domain
Domain
Domain
Part A:
Objective(s)

1: Approaches to Learning
3: Social and Emotional Development
4: Communication, Language, and Literacy;
Approaches to Communication

Students will be able to


Identify conflict within the text
Provide solutions to conflict
Recognize character emotions based on characters
body language
Connection to Standards
CCSS.PK.1.1.f
- Demonstrates awareness of connections between prior
and new knowledge.
CCSS.PK.1.2.d
- Engages with peers and adults to solve problems.
CCSS.PK.3.2.b
- Appropriately names types of emotions (e.g.,
frustrated, happy, excited, sad)
and associates them with different facial expressions,
words and behaviors.
CCSS.PK.4.3.b

Learning Activity Plan for Infants and Toddlers


- Identifies emotions by observing faces in pictures and
faces of peers and
adults.
CCSS.PK.4.3.c
- Asks questions related to visual text and observations
CCSS.PK.4.3.d
- Makes inferences and draws conclusions based on
information from visual
text.
Relevance/Rationale
Preschool children have intense dire need for instant
gratification. This lesson will teach them the importance in
delaying instant gratification and an example on how to do so.
Time Needed: 45 minutes per day
Day 1
5 minute introduction
20 minute read aloud
5 minute post assessment
15 minute individual work
Day 2
5 minute introduction
20 minute read aloud
5 minute post assessment
15 minute small group, Think, Pair, Share activity
Day 3
5 minute introduction
20 minute read aloud
5 minute post assessment
15 minute whole group share on problem solving techniques
Instructional Context
Students will participate in a whole group lesson which will
encourage discussion and formulate ideas of conflict, problem
solving, and resolutions.
Procedure
Teacher will read, The Girl and the Bicycle during a 3 day
read aloud. Students will gather in the library area and sit on
the carpet. Teacher will go over appropriate ways that
students can sit during the story (crisscross applesauce,

Learning Activity Plan for Infants and Toddlers


pretzel rod, or sitting on knees) and review classroom rules
(hands and feet to self, quiet voices, raise hand, and listening
ears).
Day 1: Teacher will read the title and author of book. Teacher
will discuss what she notices on the cover of book (There is a
little girl and boy. The little girl is holding the boys hand; this
might be her brother. It looks like they are stopped in front of
a store window.) Teacher will question, I wonder why the
little girl is staring at that bicycle.
This particular book does not contain words so teacher will
narrate visuals seen on each page. During first read, teacher
will read and focus on and push-in key points and ideas of the
story
(Girl and boy are walking down the street passing store
windows. Girl notices a toy store window. By her body
language, face, and actions she seems excited about seeing
the bicycle; she wants the bicycle. Girl goes home to count her
savings to buy bicycle but realizes she doesnt have enough;
this is a problem; what can she do to solve this problem; she
must use her problem solving skills to fix this conflict. Discuss
ideas on how girl is solving this problem. Also discuss
emotions seen throughout story.)
At end of book teacher will ask students, Why was the girl
saving money? Students will raise their hands to give
thoughts and answers.
After read aloud, students will be instructed to go to their
seats and draw a picture of something they desire.
Day 2: Teacher will read the title and author of book. Teacher
will prompt students to explain what they see on the cover of
the book (students raise hand). Teacher will again narrate the
story similar to previous reading, but ask questions
throughout the story about why the girl is doing certain
activities. Teacher will also encourage students in discussing
the girls emotions by focusing on her facial expressions and
body language. At end of story teacher will ask students,
How did the girl feel when she owned the bicycle?
After read aloud, students will be instructed and guided to
form small groups of 3-4 in order to engage in a Think, Pair,
Share assignment. During this activity students will be
prompted to discuss with peers their pictures of desires and

Learning Activity Plan for Infants and Toddlers


ideas on how they can gain this particular desire. Teachers will
reiterate how important it is to problem solve.
Day 3: Students will be split up into 2 small groups based on
their academic growth. The groups will sit at 2 different tables
with a teacher at each. Each teacher will have a copy of the
book, The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett. The teachers
will allow the students to take turns reading the story as a
small group. In order for each student to receive a turn, the
teacher will have students read in the order from left to right
of her. Although teachers will not read the story to the
students, teachers will encourage students to elaborate on
specific parts of the book and discuss the characters
emotions, conflict, and resolutions.
Possible questions to be asked if not stated by students:
Why did the girl stop in front of the toy store with her
little brother?
What was she doing with her money when she got
home after seeing the bicycle in the store window?
How did the girl feel when she realized she did not
have enough money to buy the bicycle?
The girl had a problem. She did not have enough
money to buy the bicycle. How did she solve this
problem?
How did the girl feel when she counted her money and
realized she was able to buy the bicycle?
What did the girl do when she saw that the bicycle was
no longer on display at the toy store? How did this make
her brother feel?
How did the story end? Did the girl get the bicycle?
How did this make her feel?
After read aloud, students will be instructed to sit in the
library area as a whole group. Teacher will encourage students
to express their ideas and skills on problem solving. Teachers
will use chart paper to list students ideas.
Resources/Materials Needed
Library Area
Teacher chair
2 copies of the book, The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark
Pett
Chart paper

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Marker
Crayons
White drawing paper labelled I want.
Room modifications
A well-lit environment
Toys/distractions away from area
Plan for differentiated instruction/Instructional modifications
Student X will sit next to teacher
Student X will be paired with students on a higher level for the
Think, Pair, Share activity
Student X will be placed in small group of students on a lower
level
Student X will sit in a chair
Method of assessing childrens growth and learning
Teacher will make a copy of the text. Students will be broken
up into 2 small groups. Teachers running small groups will
allow students to take turns and explain what is happening on
each page with minimal teacher input. Teachers will be taking
notes on students participation and understanding. Students
will be prompted to make connections between emotions of
the main character based on the occurring events. In addition,
students will be encouraged to discuss the main characters
problem solving techniques.
Follow-up/Extension Activities
1. Teacher will prompt students to draw a picture of
something they desire (Individual work). For example a
toy that they want, a place they would like to go, an
activity they would like to participate in.
2. Think, Pair, Share groups of 3-4 students will be put in
place. Students will share their desires and discuss ways
they can gain their wishes.
3. Students will come together as a whole group and share
their problem solving strategies. Teacher will write ideas
on large chart paper to be displayed in class.
Any additional information that would be helpful for the
observer to know:
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Observer feedback on the lesson plan, including
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