Danielle  Vachon  
Level:  Kindergarten  
Subject  Area:  Science  
Topic:  Motion  
Group  Size:  Whole  Group      
Date:  11/17/14  
Purpose:  The  purpose  of  this  lesson  is  to  introduce  children  to  the  word  motion.  The  
children  will  be  learning  about  the  words  “push”  and  “pull”.  They  will  then  work  
together  to  sort  pictures  on  the  Smartboard  into  push  and  pull  categories  on  a  Venn  
Diagram.  This  will  be  done  in  a  whole  group  setting  on  the  meeting  rug.    
SL.K.2. Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented
orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key
details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
K.CC.6. Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less
than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching
and counting strategies.
K.MD.3. Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in
each category and sort the categories by count.
S:SPS1:2:1.1 Make observations and explore materials using all of their senses (one
sense at a time).
S:SPS1:2:1.5 Sort and classify object materials and events based on one or more
attributes; and explain the methods used for sorting.
*PowerPoint  presentation  that  includes  the  definition  of  motion,  definition  of  push  
and  pull,  and  provides  pictures  that  the  children  can  sort  on  the  Smartboard  
*Dry  erase  marker  
Procedure:  (Lesson  is  open  to  change  based  on  learner  response/questions)  
Introduction-­‐  To  introduce  the  lesson,  I  will  call  all  children  over  to  the  meeting  rug.  
I  will  have  them  all  sit  in  a  circle  so  they  are  all  facing  the  Smartboard.  I  will  then  ask  
them  the  question,  “What  is  motion?”  and  record  their  answers  on  the  easel  beside  
me.  Once  we  have  recorded  everyone’s  answers  I  will  then  open  up  my  Smartboard  



Body  of  Lesson-­‐  I  will  explain  to  them  what  motion  is.  
1. I  will  say:  “Motion  is  the  action  or  process  of  moving  or  being  moved”.  
2.  I  will  then  ask  them,  “What  are  some  things  that  move?”  and  then  record  
their  answers.  
3. I  will  then  explain  that  some  things  can  move  by  a  push  or  a  pull  or  both.  I  
will  say  that  push  is  when  you  go  away  from  and  move  forward.    
4. I  will  then  ask  children  to  raise  their  hands  and  point  to  the  list  of  things  that  
we  came  up  with  to  decide  which  of  those  things  are  moved  by  pushing.    
5. I  will  then  explain  what  pull  is.  Pull  is  when  you  come  towards  yourself  and  
move  in  a  specific  direction  to  a  certain  point.  
6. I  will  then  ask  children  to  raise  their  hands  and  point  to  the  list  of  things  that  
we  came  up  with  to  decide  which  of  those  things  are  moved  by  pulling.    
7. I  will  then  bring  up  pictures  on  the  Smartboard  with  three  categories  “push”  
and  “pull”  or  both.  
8. I  will  pick  children  who  are  sitting  quietly  with  their  hands  raised  to  come  up  
and  drag  the  picture  under  the  correct  category.  When  they  make  a  selection  
I  will  say,  “Why  did  you  pick  that?”  and  have  them  explain  their  answer  to  
their  classmates.  
9. Once  all  of  the  children  have  had  a  turn  to  sort  a  picture  into  a  category  we  
will  go  through  and  make  sure  they  are  all  in  the  right  place.  I  will  
reemphasize  how  you  can  push  some  things  and  pull  some  things  or  do  both.    
10. To  end  the  lesson,  I  will  ask  the  learners  if  they  can  come  up  with  anything  
that  you  can  push  and  pull  and  see  what  they  come  up  with!    
Accommodations:  (UDL  Guidelines)  
*Provide  options  for  recruiting  interest  
7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy

*Provide  options  for  self-­‐regulation  
9.2 Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies

*Provide  options  for  expression  and  communication  
5.1 Use multiple media for communication

*Provide  options  for  physical  action  
4.2 Optimize access to tools and assistive technologies

*Provide  options  for  perception  
1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information  

SL.K.2.- this objective will be met through formal observation of the placement
of objects on the Smartboard. I will have a checklist of students names to
either give them a check for proper placement or an x for improper placement.
K.CC.6. and K.MD.3.- these objectives will be met through informal
observation. I will listen to see if children are counting the number of objects
in each category.


S:SPS1:2:1.5- this objective will be met through formal observation. I will be looking
to see if they place their object into the right category. I will also be listening to their
answer as to why they did that. I will use a checklist to record this.
S:SPS1:2:1.1- this objective will be met through informal observation. I will ask
learners to see if they can come up with something that pushes, pulls, or does both at
the end of the lesson. If they can do this, I will record their answers on the easel and
then take a picture afterwards.

SL.K.5. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to
provide additional detail.
To  extend  this  lesson,  I  will  provide  a  paper  that  is  split  in  half.  The  children  will  
need  to  write  push  and  pull  on  each  side.  They  will  then  need  to  draw  a  picture  of  
something  being  pushed  and  something  being  pulled  and  then  write  a  sentence  
about  it.  I  will  also  expand  the  topic  of  motion  around  the  classroom.  I  will  add  more  
ramps  to  the  block  area  along  with  different  things  that  can  go  down  the  ramp  such  
as  cars,  balls,  trucks,  etc.  I  will  also  have  an  area  for  the  arts.  Children  can  either  
color  in  a  picture  of  something  that  pulls  or  pushes,  or  draw  a  picture  of  an  object  
they  came  up  with.