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Name: Kathryn

Grundner
Students Ages: 3-4
Small Group Lesson Plan
"Patterns"
Goal :
Standard:
3. Early Learning Expectation: Children egin to
de!elop the aility
to see" out and to recogni#e patterns in
e!eryday li$e.
Lesson Objective
(SWBA! he Student "ill be able to reco#ni$e %atterns& and 'or( a
%attern o' their o"n usin# )ni*+ cubes,

rans'er Goal:
he student "ill be able to i(%rove their (ath readiness s-ills& and be
able to *nd %atterns in everyday activities,
Assess(ent: Once a #rou% o' t"o have *nished their )ni*+ cube train&
. "ill as- the( "hat "as the %attern they (ade/ hey "ill need to
verbally tell (e the correct AB %attern, . "ill also be able to assess
their dra"in#s to see i' they can co(%lete an AB %attern,
Antici%atory Set:
Once (y s(all #rou% o' 'our is over at the table& . "ill as- the(
i' they re(e(ber "hat the "ord 0%attern0 (eans/ . "ill then (a-e a
%attern usin# sounds, . "ill as- the( to listen care'ully and raise their
hand i' they hear one, We "ill then loo- at our clothin# and see i' there
are any %atterns there that "e can (a-e,
1rocedure:
2 .n the s(all #rou% o' 'our& (a-e t"o %air o' t"o3s
2 .n 'ront o' the( have di4erent color )ni*+ cubes
2 5+%lain to the( that to#ether they are #oin# to (a-e a %attern
train,
25+%lain to (a-e an AB %attern& you and your %artner "ill "or-
to#ether& and
each o' you "ill choose a color o' )ni*+ cubes,
2 Sho" the( an e+a(%le o' one you already (ade,
2 he children ta-e turns addin# a color to (a-e a %attern train "ith
the cubes,
2 Once the train is co(%leted& as- the students "hat %attern did they
(a-e/
2 5+%lain that no" they are #oin# to (a-e a %attern on their o"n
2 1lace a "hite %iece o' %a%er in 'ront o' the( "ith all di4erent color
crayons
2 6e(onstrate to the children ho" you "ould (a-e a %attern train on
the %a%er,
2 Allo" the students to e+%lore and %lay around "ith di4erent
%atterns
2 Once this is co(%leted "e "ill la(inate the(& and use the( 'or
re'erence durin# choice ti(e,
7aterials:
2Blan- %a%er
28rayons or (ar-ers
2)ni*+ cubes (Sorted by color!
9esults:
6escribe "hat a
student "ill do to
e+ceed the
e+%ectation,
6escribe "hat a
student "ill do to
(eet the e+%ectation,
6escribe the
%er'or(ance o' a
student "ho does not
(eet the e+%ectation,
-he student is able to
reco#ni$e all %atterns
"e (ade as a #rou%,
-he student is able to
(a-e an AB or
another ty%e o'
%attern "ith the )ni*+
cubes,
-he student "as able
to dra" a %attern their
%a%er,
-he student is able to
reco#ni$e a %attern
that "e (ade as a
#rou%,
- he student "ith
hel% 'ro( the teacher
"as able to (a-e an
AB %attern "ith )ni*+
cubes,
- he student "as
able to co%y the
%attern o' the )ni*+
cube "ith (ini(al
-he student is unable
to reco#ni$e any ty%e
o' %attern that "e
(ade as a #rou%,
-he student is unable
to (a-e any %attern
"ith the )ni*+ cubes,
- he student is
unable to dra" any
ty%e o' %attern on the
%a%er,
assistant 'ro( the
teacher,
Student
e+ceeds
e+%ectation
Student (eets
e+%ectation
Student does
not
(eet
e+%ectation
What e+%erience could you %rovide to challen#e the student "ho
e+ceeds e+%ectations/ he students "ho e+ceed the e+%ectation
could #o on to (a-e all di4erent -inds o' %atterns& not just the AB ty%e,
hey could also ta-e a %attern "al- around the classroo( and dra"
their *ndin#s,
What e+%erience could you %rovide to su%%ort the student "ho needs
additional instruction/ :or the child "ho (ay need additional su%%ort&
you could have a %attern already on a stri% o' %a%er and they "ill need
to (atch the color cubes on the stri%, hey can then verbally say the
%attern,
9e;ection: What "ent "ell& "hat "ould you chan#e ne+t ti(e/ What
did you learn about children and child develo%(ent durin# the
instruction/