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Candidate: Grace Creech Date & Time of Lesson: Monday, February 25, 2013 9:00-9:30 School: Long Cane

Primary Subject: Citizenship (Courtesy)

L#: 00171692 Grade Level: Kindergarten

Cooperating Teacher: Marie South Lesson Title: Writing Thank You Notes

1. Curriculum Standards Addressed: K-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of good citizenship Indicators: K-4.1 Identify qualities of good citizenship including responsibility (writing thank you notes) Common Core Writing K.W.6 With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including collaboration with peers. 2. Instructional Objective(s) Criteria: Students will be able to successfully write thank you notes and be able to identify key words in thank you notes. 3. Assessment(s) of the Objectives: Pre-Assessment: Ask students the question, When should we say thank you? During: Call children up and ask them to point to thank you while teaching my lesson. After: Have children write a thank you note to someone who has done something for them. Ask them to color the following words these colors: Thank you Sincerely Dear The Date 4. Activity: Call the students up in groups of 5 to write thank you notes to local businesses that have donated books to our classroom. Have every student sign the thank you note before sending it to the local businesses. 5. Materials/Resources: Poem called Writing Thank-Yous from the book called, Are you quite polite? written by Alan Katz and David Catrow, construction paper, copy paper, crayons, pencils, glue, charts to keep up with assessment of students knowledge, Smart board, and a sample thank you note.

6. Prerequisites (Prior Knowledge): knowing what thank-you means and how to write and color. 7. Procedures: 1. Remind students of earlier when I asked them, When should we say thank you? 2. Tell the students that today we are going to learn how to write thank you notes and when we need to write people a thank you note. 3. Read children the poem Writing Thank Yous. 4. Talk about why writing thank you notes are important. 5. Explain how we write a thank you note and put an example up on the smart board. 6. Ask children to come up and point to what I ask them (thank you, sincerely, dear, and the date) 7. Tell the children that we are going to write our own thank you notes today and that I am going to be asking them to do some things with the notes they write. 8. Tell them that they are to follow the example on the smart board and to listen to me give instructions once seated. 9. Tell children that after we write our own thank you notes, I am going to be calling them to me while they are in centers and we are going to write a thank you note to the local businesses that have donated books to our classroom. 10. Dismiss the children to their seats. 11. Walk around and monitor and help them in writing their own thank you notes. 12. Call out the words that I want them to color certain colors so that I can assess if they understand the vocabulary that goes with writing thank you notes. 13. Once completed, dismiss students to centers. 14. Call up groups of 5 to write thank you notes to each business. Have all children sign the notes before leaving that day. 8. Accommodations: Once each child finishes, they will go to centers. Shaveria will be gone to resource during this lesson; I will help her, one on one when she gets back from resource. 9. References: Grade Level Standards- Kindergarten (http://www.state.sc.us/forest/pltssk.pdf), Long Cane Guidance Counselor (Mrs. Brown), The Organized Classroom Blog (http://www.the OrganizedClassroomBlog.com)