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Title: The Four Seasons
Created By: Cobi Solana Maya
Date Created: 11/20/09
Grade: 1st grade
Subject: Science and Technology
Topic of Lesson: Presentation on the Four Seasons using technology
Type of Lesson Plan: Indirect Instruction and Direct Instruction (the lesson on the four seasons
and use of the technology will be direct instruction; students visual maps, and computerized
drawings will be indirect instruction)
Class Submitted For: ED 520
Instructor: Prof. Massey

CO Content Standards
Reading and Writing
STANDARD 2:
Students write and speak for a variety of purposes and
audiences.
• write and speak for audiences such as peers, teachers, and the community;
Science
Standard 1
Students apply the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about,
and evaluate such investigations.
Standard 2
Physical Science: Students know and understand common properties, forms, and changes in
matter and energy. (Focus: Physics and Chemistry)

NETS-T (Standards)
1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
c. promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual
understanding and thinking, planning,
and creative processes
2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
a. design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to
promote student learning and creativity
3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
b. collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and
resources to support student success
and innovation
c. communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a
variety of digital-age media and formats
d. model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze,
evaluate, and use information
resources to support research and learning

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Overview
Objective:
1. Students will list the characteristics of their season.
2. Students will explain their season through an oral and visual presentation on Microsoft
PowerPoint.
3. Students will create a computerized drawing of their season to go with their PowerPoint
presentation.

Assessment Plan:
students will be assessed on their presentation: visual and oral requirements. They will create a
computerized drawing using Microsoft Paint and be assessed on their use of lines and forms to
create a drawing that communicates their season..

Learning Context: Students have covered this topic last year and we will use their familiarity
with this topic to cover technology use in learning. The familiarity of this topic will also allow
them to be creative and demonstrate their understanding of the seasons in further detail.

Time Allotment: 1 - 1 1/2 weeks. The first few days focus on the students gathering information
and making a list of characteristics. The last few days will go over using the technology. The
last day they will give their presentation. Extra days for extension activities or reteaching lesson.

Instructional Materials:
Teacher Materials:
Internet access
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Paint (under accessories in startup menu)

Student Materials:
Pencils
Paper

Differentiation of Instruction:
The lesson has visuals, oral presentation, creative visual arts, collaboration, and a hands on
pieces to the lesson. All of these are designed to create learning in different ways.

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Sequence of Procedures
Opening
1. Gaining Attention: Tell students they have an important job, because they will be
creating a group presentation (give examples: Like a weather man does on television
everyday.)
2. Prior Knowledge: Ask students if they remember what their 5 senses are: smell, touch,
sight, hearing, taste. The students have covered a lesson on their 5 senses and let them
know we use some of those senses to tell what season we are in.
3. Purpose (Objective) of Lesson: Let students know that they will be doing a creative
project each day and they will also be learning about how to use a computer software
program called Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Paint.
Body
4. Once students understand the objective, next review the seasons.
5. Day 1: Divide into four groups. Ask students to answer the questions on their forms
• Write the name of the season your group will work on.
• Write down 4 characteristics of this season
• How do people dress during this season? Write down 4 clothing items associated with
this season.
1. Day 1:View the websites and gather information.
2. Day 2: Demonstrate how to use Microsoft Paint . Have each student create their pictures
based on the characteristic they will be presenting (i.e. the winter is cold = student
would draw picture depicting a cold wintery scene.)
3. Day 3: Demonstrate how to use PowerPoint. Have 2 groups work on this project today
(one group at a time to allow for teacher assistance).
4. Day 4: Have the other 2 groups work on their PowerPoint presentations. Ensure all
groups have completed their PowerPoint presentations.
5. Day 5: Have students practice their presentations once. After lunch students will give
their final presentations to the class.
Assessment
6. Students will need to further their skills on the new software programs and presentation
skills. This lesson is to introduce new technology, and working in groups while learning
about the seasons. The assessment will be judged on the completion of their forms and
drawing project, and the participation in the group and with the presentation.
Closure
7. After the presentations the teacher will ask students if they liked using this visual tool.
Explain to students how many people use this tool to explain things with pictures.
Explain how weather reporters use a visual map of the United States to show people the
weather in their area. Tell students they will be using computers all throughout
education and stress the importance of learning how to use computers to help their
learning.

Reteaching Activities
Show students pictures that represent the seasons, ask them to identify which season the picture
belongs in.
Extension Activities
Have students race to the dress up area and don the correct clothing for the season you call out,
make it a race.

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References:
Microsoft Paint
Microsoft PowerPoint

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