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Bridgewater College Teacher Education Program Lesson Plan

Name: Kinsey Dunlap


Subject/Grade
Level:

Lesson Title:

Unit:

Earth Day

Recycling

Kindergarten

Date or Lesson
#:
04/20/2016

Virginia SOL/National Standard:


SOL K.11: The student will investigate and understand that materials can be reused, recycled, and
conserved
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Measurable Lesson Objective(s):


The student will be able to identify objects in his/her everyday life that can be reused or recycled.
Materials/Technologies/Resources Needed:

Why Should I Recycle? book by Jen Green


3 tubs labed: Cardboard, Plastic, and Paper
At least 20 objects that have the triangle recycle symbol to recycle
Recycle or Garbage worksheet (20)
Youtube song if time remains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DJ45Yc3urg

Assessment (Formative and/or Summative):


In order to meet the standard, the learner will be assessed through observation and the
Recycle or Garbage worksheet. The students will be in whole group and individual setting.
Anticipatory Set (Hook & Agenda):
Teacher will:

Students will:

Today we are going to recycle


objects that you see every day at
home or at school!

Listen and respond to the


teacher.

Accommodatio
ns/Differentiati
on:

Anticipated
Time:

Accommodatio
ns/Differentiati
on:

Anticipate
d Time:

20 sec.

Access /Review Prior Knowledge:


Teacher will:

Students will:

Review the three Rs that were


taught from the previous day.

Listen and respond to the


teacher.

For visual
learners, refer
to the chart
paper from the
previous day.

3 min.

Teaching Process & Modeling (Content is presented, accessed or built)


Guided Practice & Checking for Understanding
Independent Practice
There is no prescribed order to this section; you must tailor the order to the students and the content. This should be the
longest portion of your lesson plan.

Teacher will:

Students will:

Read the book, Why Should I


Recycle? by Jen Green

Listen and respond to the


teacher.

Accommodatio
ns/Differentiati
on:

Anticipate
d Time:
5 min.

-Focus on Recycling:

5 min.

--Talk about what recycling means "To


make items from old ones"
--Talk about how when we recycle, it will
be made into new things.
--Talk about how items can be used over
and over again (Reuse)

Students will pick out a


recyclable object and find where
it shows the recycling symbol.
15 min.

--Talk about how everyday materials can


be recycled

--Show them the recycling symbol

-Have buckets with the recycling symbol


and type of recycling on the front
-Have objects that are recyclable
-Have popsicle sticks with student's
names on them and draw one name at a
time. Each student will be able to come
up and pull out an object from the trash
bag
-Have the students look at each object
and find the recycling symbol
-Talk about how objects that have that
symbol are able to be recycled and will be
made into something new if recycled

Once students find the symbol


and talk about how they can
recycle at home, they will figure
out which bin they can sort their
trash into.

Students will sort out the trash


from the objects that can be
recycled and glue them into the
correct column.

For the visually


impaired,
provide an
object that has
a large
recycling
symbol printed
on it.

10 min.

-Next, talk about how objects have to be


separated based on the similar materials
it's made from. (Paper, Plastic, etc.)
-Put the student's names back in the cup
and draw their names one at a time again
for them to come up and separate them
into the correct bin.

Emphasize that those objects


(and many more) can be found
and used every day at their
house.

-If time allows, have students complete


the "Recycle or Trash" worksheet.

Closure:
Teacher will:

Students will:

Have students turn and talk to


a partner about how they can
help the Earth at home, and
what they could recycle.

Turn to talk to their partner


about what they can recycle
and how they can help the
Earth.

Accommodatio
ns/Differentiati
on:

Anticipate
d Time:
1 min.

Declarative Summary Statement: Today we learned that many objects that we use every day can
be recycled, which can help out the Earth!
Activity If Extra Time Remains or Technology Fails:
Teacher will:

Students will:

If extra time remains, students


will watch the Youtube video
about the three Rs.

Listen and watch the video

Accommodatio
ns/Differentiati
on:

Note: Attach or provide hyperlink to all handouts, external documents, resources, etc.

Anticipate
d Time: