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Ms. Scarpino’s 2nd grade class Lesson on the months of the year
Ms. Scarpino’s 2nd grade class
Lesson on the months of the year

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Throughout the school year, students see a variety of weather changes, holidays and seasons come and go. They are very excited as we track the weather on a daily basis. They engage in and contribute lots of excitement during daily circle time. It will be fun to introduce a lesson specifically about the months of the year and watch the students research and report on a month of their choice. It will be an exciting project for the students to work on individually and as a group. The students will gain a sense of accomplishment as they gain knowledge of the months. We will display our finished projects in the hall for all students to enjoy!

Ms. Scarpino’s 2nd grade class Lesson on the months of the year Home Lesson plan Instructions

UNIT: English/Language Arts GRADE LEVEL 2nd TOPIC: Months of the year

LESSON PLAN

UNIT : English/Language Arts GRADE LEVEL 2nd TOPIC: Months of the year LESSON PLAN THE ESSENTIALhttp://www.cookie.com/kids/video/12 - months.htmlhttp://www.englishexercises.org/buscador/buscar.asp?nivel=any&age=0&contents=months  http://themes.atozteacherstuff.com/themes - by - months - of - the - year/ " id="pdf-obj-1-11" src="pdf-obj-1-11.jpg">

THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What characteristics do each month of the year have?

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The students will brainstorm ideas as a class and identify characteristics and facts about each month. Through individual and group research, they will select a month to report on. Students should gain knowledge about the season of year, weather, holidays and other important information about their month.

CONTENT STANDARDS ADDRESSED BY PROJECT

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the

topic under investigation

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY STANDARD ADDRESSED BY PROJECT:

3a. Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or crea- tive pursuits.

7c. Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work toward a common goal.

LEARNING/INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES:

  • 1. Students will identify the twelve months of the year

  • 2. The class will brainstorm characteristics of each month

  • 3. Students will work in small groups of 2-3 students to research a month Each group will present their research to the class displaying the poster board with facts and pictures

MATERIALS/RESOURCES

Poster board, markers, crayons, scissors, glue, colored construction paper

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Student Instructions Step One: As a class, we will discuss and create a general list of

Student Instructions

Student Instructions Step One: As a class, we will discuss and create a general list of

Step One: As a class, we will discuss and create a general list of characteristics of the months of the year. We will look at the season changes, weather patterns and holidays that occur throughout the year.

Step Two: Next, students will pick a partner to work with. Some students may need to work in groups of three depending on the overall number of students in our class. The group will decide which month they will research. Once the month is chosen, each member of the group will use the internet to find facts about their month. Facts recorded should include: number of days, season, average tem- perature, holidays and any other interesting information.

Step Three: Last, the students will use their notes to create a poster that will display information about the month. The poster can include drawings, pictures printed from the internet, and facts written to decorate and display all the information. Once finished, each group will present their poster to the class. We will then display the finished product in the hall for all students to enjoy!

Criteria

The student shows evidence that they can identify characteristics of the twelve months

The students shows evidence of finding facts during research

Did not meet

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Requirements

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The student could present relevant

information

The student displayed proper use of grammar, writing and language

The student showed good use of space on poster board with pictures and facts

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Requirements

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Student Resource Links  <a href=http://www.cookie.com/kids/video/12 - months.htmlhttp://www.englishexercises.org/buscador/buscar.asp? nivel=any&age=0&contents=months  http://themes.atozteacherstuff.com/themes - by - months - of - the - year/ " id="pdf-obj-4-37" src="pdf-obj-4-37.jpg">