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Lesson Plan Info

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Title: Favorite Season
Created By: Cobi Solana Maya
Date Created: 10/21/09
Grade: Preschool at Sierra Vista Elementary
Subject: Visual Art
Topic of Lesson: Expressing ideas on paper
Type of Lesson Plan: Indirect Instruction
Class Submitted For: ED 560 Frameworks
Instructor: Merry Martin

CO Content Standards
Visual Arts
STANDARD 1: Students recognize and use the
visual arts as a form of communication
• selecting and using visual images, themes, and ideas to communicate meaning;
and
STANDARD 3: Students know and apply visual
arts materials, tools, techniques, and processes
• using materials, tools, techniques, and processes to make works of art.
STANDARD 5: Students analyze and evaluate the
characteristics, merits, and meaning of works of
art.
• observing and describing a variety of works of art, including their own
Science
Standard 2
Physical Science: Students know and understand common properties, forms, and
changes in matter and energy.

NETS-T
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

Overview
Objective: Students will complete a picture that shows their favorite season. The
students will also describe their work of art.

Assessment Plan: To assess the students I will review each students work of art to see
shapes and forms that communicate. If I am unable to recognize the picture I will ask
the student to describe what they drew. If they are able to communicate an idea with
the picture, this will be a completed project meeting the objective. Each student will

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describe their artwork. The only requirement is that the picture must be about a season
and the student must describe what they have drawn.

Learning Context: Students have just finished a lesson on Seasons. I will ask each
student to give reasons and details of why they like their favorite season. This will use
the students prior knowledge and their own personal experiences to be able to describe
this question. After this lesson they will go on to learning about winter animals.

Time Allotment: 2 days (20 minutes of direct instruction, 5 minutes of viewing Teacher
tube website, and 10-20 minutes per group to allow all students the opportunity to draw
a picture. Another day will be needed to narrate their pictures.
Instructional Materials:

Teacher Materials:
Paper
Crayons
Laptop
Microphone

Student Materials:
None

Differentiation of Instruction: Students who do not have any muscle control to draw a
clear picture will describe their favorite season and the teacher will draw a picture from
the students description. The teacher will talk to students about shapes all around us
and how shapes are used to create pictures. Since the standard being addressed is
visual art, students must attempt to create a work of art. For visual learners a slide show
of the objective will be viewed by all students. This may help them grasp the concept
and show what is expected of them. Creating art is a kinesthetic skill and allows these
students to express themselves visually. Language learners will be able to express
their artwork through the narration piece.

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Sequence of Procedures
Opening
1. Gaining Attention: Tell the students they will be making a movie!
2. Prior Knowledge: Ask students if they remember what the 4 seasons are? [ask
them to raise their hand if they know.] Once a student names the 4 seasons.
Tell them you want them to start thinking about which season they like best.
3. Purpose (Objective) of Lesson: Tell the students that they will draw a picture of
their favorite season and they will have to describe why they like this season.
Body
4. Tell students they will be watching a movie that other students from another
school made. Let them know they will be doing the same project. Tell them
many people will see their pictures so it's important for them to concentrate and
do their best.
5. Ask students to raise their hands if they got some ideas from the movie. Ask the
students to also think of their own ideas and think about what they want to draw.
6. Demonstrate: The teacher will use a dry erase board and tell them his/her
favorite season and why the teacher likes it. Tell students that you (teacher) will
plan to make a picture of leaves falling from the trees and a picture of you
smiling and playing in the leaves. Now draw this to show students how to
transfer your thinking to a drawing.
7. Tell students that Ms. Yolanda will give them instructions on what they are to do
next, and you will call them to the table, 4-5 at a time, to make their art work.
8. Once students have completed their art projects have them rotate to their next
routine they normally would do.
9. Have the laptop setup on Windows Movie Maker© and call students one at a
time to describe their picture using a microphone. Time will probably not permit
the teacher to complete all the student narration, however this can be completed
another day.
Assessment
10. Assessment will be done at the time students are completing their artwork.
11. Once students have finished their art project, ask them about what they have
drawn. Allow them to tell you, do not lead, ask open ended questions to gain
understanding.
Closure
12. Once students have completed their artwork and described to you what they
have drawn give them a reward (I have animal stickers for this project).

Reteaching Activities
Students that are having a hard time making basic shapes may need additional
instruction with shapes. Below is a website that has printable worksheets for every
shape.
http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/early_childhood/shapes/
Students that are having a hard time will muscle control may need a weighted pencil or
shorter pencil to develop muscle control. Another option would be to have these
children practice more small muscle skills such as beading or practice doodling.

Extension Activities
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Make copies of Movie Maker slideshow for parents as a keepsake for the holidays.

References:
http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=132149&title=Seasons

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