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EDUC 2315 Unit Plan Template Name : _Monique Valdez_____ Unit Length : 2 weeks

Context

Course Title : Unit Title/Theme : Grade Level(s):

Science Environmental Science – Exploring Mother Earth and Kindergarten


teaching solutions to take care of our planet.
Desired Results

Standards

Early English Language Development Standard 4:


Dual language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of
Science. The language of Science.

K-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity


Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local
environment.

K-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity


Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they
live.

2-LS2-2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, & Dynamics


Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

Social Justice Standards:

Identity 3: Students will recognize that people’s multiple identities interact and create unique and complex individuals.

Identity 4: Students will express pride, confidence and healthy self-esteem without denying the value and dignity of other people.

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Objectives

Unit-Level Learning Objectives


1a. Content Objective
Students will learn how to preserve water, not litter, and how to recycle.

1b. Language Objective


Students will be able to limit water usage, pick up trash, and recycle.

1c. Performance Indicators


Beginning ELL:
Students will have visuals of plants, water, recycle, debris, with each labeled. Student’s will then draw pictures of their
observations labeling their drawing. I would use repetitive and simple statements associated with the unit that can be part of
their daily routines.

Intermediate ELL:
We will use sentence patterns related to specific learning activities and stories.

Advanced ELL:
We will use expanded related ideas. Two to three step directions and some new directions related to daily routines. We will
record this information in learning logs.

2a. Content Objective


Students will learn how to grow plants and what these plants need to survive and grow and will observe how butterflies and
bees pollinate these plants.

2b. Language Objective


Students will know what is needed to grow a plants that will attract pollinating creatures.

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2c. Performance Indicators


Beginning ELL:
Students will have a visual of plants, water, soil, sun, seeds, butterflies and bees (possible, maybe a risk factor). Students
will then draw pictures of their observations labeling their drawing. I would use repetitive and simple statements associated
with the unit that can be part of their daily routines.

Intermediate ELL:
We will use sentence patterns related to specific learning activities and stories.

Advanced ELL:
We will use expanded related ideas. Two to three step directions and some new directions related to daily routines. We will
record this information in learning logs.
Knowledge

Knowledge: As a result of this unit, students will know how to better care for Mother Earth. Student’s will be able to recognize
recycle symbols. Children will be able to share their learning with family and friends through drawings and words in English.

Skills

Assessment

AUTHENTIC SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

The class will play a game. Students will divide into pairs. The students will have cards that are labeled. There will be a matching
card for each visual I have. Each pair of students will have a jar they need to fill with beans. Each time I hold up a visual, students
are to show me what the visual is with their index card. If they get it right, a bean goes in the jar. When every team fills their jar,
they will have choice time. Putting students into pairs rather than in larger groups will allow me to better observe which students
don’t fully understand the vocabulary and will also give students the opportunity to work together, better. This will allow me to
make note of students I need to reach out to and make priority for my one on ones.

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OTHER FORMATIVE OR SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT(S)

I will take time to sit with my students one on one and go through the vocabulary words they’re learning within the unit plan.
Assure they are understanding what’s being taught. I will also send home games that consist of matching the words with the
visuals, in hopes families will get involved, but more to keep their minds fresh on the topic, and to review their final product coning
from outside of class.

Skills: As a result of this unit, students will be skilled at or be able to pick up trash as needed and not litter. Be cautious of their
water usage. Obtain the skill to garden. Obtain knowledge for what to recycle and recycle it.

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Daily Learning Experiences

Lesson Topic 1-2 Learning Objective(s) Knowledge Skills Resources/Materials


(Min of 10 daily lesson for EACH daily topic (what students will know (what students will do
topics in a logical
sequence; add rows as and think about) and experience)
needed.)

Day 1 Topic: Students will be introduced Students will know that Students will become Water, hand washing,
to water as a natural resource. water is a necessity and aware of every time they using the restroom
think about what if we ran use water to understand (being aware of flushing
out of water. the need of water. the toilet).

Video:
https://youtu.be/rl0YiZj
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Song:
https://youtu.be/TWb4K
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Day 2 Topic: Students will learn that water Students will know what Students will be sure to Sink to wash hands.
is wasted everyday but will they use water for and how wash hands promptly Plants to water.
learn solutions how to limit they can be mindful of how without splashing or Posters reminding
water waste. much they use; washing playing around. Students children to turn off
hands, brushing teeth, will learn to turn off the water while brushing
recycling water that may water while brushing teeth.
not be drank. teeth. Give water to plants
or animals if it’s not going
to be used rather than
dumping down drain.

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Day 3 Topic: Students will learn how trash Students will know that Students will watch a Video:
contaminants water. litter, foods, chemicals, are video that provides a https://youtu.be/rl0YiZj
bad for water and animals visual of debris ending up Tqpw
that live in the water. in waters and the
devastating results it has.
Day 4 Topic: Students will play a Jeopardy Students will understand Students will strengthen PowerPoint that obtains
game. that they will need to their vocabulary and the games info. Slides
provide the answer to the understanding of water will consist of the
question or definition (polluting, saving, answer or definition.
given. All categories will importance). Notes of the slide will
consist of water, saving provide the answer.
water, polluting water.
Day 5 Topic: Picking up trash. Students will think about Take some time outside Gloves, trash bag, pick
why trash that is not picking up trash on school up litter stick.
properly disposed of is bad grounds.
for our environment.
Day 6 Topic: Recycling Students will know that Students will explore Recycled goods so
recycle is separate from items around the students can find while
trash. Students will become classroom and search for exploring.
familiar with the recycle items that have the recycle
symbol so they can recycle symbol and recycle them. Draw a picture of the
the right items. Students will be presented recycle symbol .
with recycling posters that
are bilingual. http://www.wm.com/ent
erprise/k-12-
education/k-12-
solutions/green-
education-programs.jsp

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Day 7 Topic: Recycle Students will think about Students will take a https://youtu.be/-
what happens to recycled virtual field trip to the jAAux3g17k
goods recycle center.
Day 8 Topic: Taking care of plants. Students will know that Students will observe how Draw pictures of what
plants need to be taken care a garden is created and the they saw during the
of. necessities needed for a creation of the garden.
garden.

Day 9 Topic: Make a garden. Students will know how to Students will make a Soil, water, seeds,
create a garden and plant garden and plant plants garden bed, gloves
plants. and create an agenda to
water plants.
Day 10 Topic: Water, trash, recycle, plants Students will know about Students will share stories Pictures, stories, awards
the importance of taking and pictures of how they for their stewardship.
care of our environment. are starting to make a
difference and will
continue to water plants.

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