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Teacher: Kaitlin Basler Activity: Halloween Craft Date: October 27th, 2010 Grade: Kindergarten
Activity Purpose: y Engage students in a fun activity related to a current holiday (Halloween) Learning s/Outcomes: y Students will practice their listening skills y Students will make connection from story to their picture y Students will identify Halloween related items and characters y Students will experiment with their creativity as they produce there creation of a skeleton. y Students will work on fine motor skills. Cross Curricula Competencies: y Developing Thinking: Building on what they already know, engaged in creative thinking. y Developing Social Responsibility: How we contribute to the group, awareness of our gifts and also challenges we might face but coming to terms with learning from that. Equipment: y Haunted House by Jo Rigg and Hermione Edwards (Storybook) y Halloween Jack by Jo Rigg, Simon Mugford and Sarah McCrum y Different types of pasta ( wagon wheels, long tube pasta and macaroni) y Black construction paper ( one for each student) y White glue y White crayon or pencil crayon ( to draw on skeleton and write students names) Advanced Preparation: y Collect black construction paper and draw an outline of a skeleton in white ( works as a guideline for younger students to follow) y Distribute noodles into small baggies for each student ( this helps make the activity run smoother as their supplies is all ready for them) y Create a sample picture to show students as an example of what you want them to do Assessment: y Observations: y Were the students able to produce their own creation? y Did students pay attention to instruction? y Did students participate in talking about story? Adaptive Dimension: y Showing students an example creation will give many of the students I clearer picture of what you are looking for. y Check for understanding by having students repeat back the directions for a task. y For some students you could adaptive this activity by not having white guidelines for them to glue onto, but instead they use their imaginations. y Some students may need assistance with gluing and arranging noodles. Make sure to walk around and assist students having questions or difficulty. y For students that finish quickly, have a second coloring page ready for them to do while other
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classmates finish. Could explain to students that our bodies are made up of many bones and show picture of a labelled skeleton to prove that. Student Engagement/Classroom Management Procedure: Strategies Have students gather together on floor in y Remind students that if they have any reading area. questions to wait until the end of the story Introduce story Haunted House and read unless I ask them specifically. it to students. (Ask questions as you go through story). y Could also read Halloween Jack to Explain to students the different students time permitting and depending Halloween characters in the book. on the interest and attention level of the Tell students we are going to make Pasta students. Skeletons ( Show them the sample) Ask students what they know about y Remind students that if they have any skeletons. Can tell students that the questions they can put their hand up and I human skeleton consists of about 206 will call upon them. bones etc. (See extra) Give students instructions: 1.) I will give you each a piece of black paper. On this paper you will see a white y Check for understanding by having outline of a skeleton. (Show paper) students repeat back the directions. 2.) I will also give you each a little bag of dry pasta (Show pasta bag) 3.) What you will do is take your white glue and glue your pasta onto the skeleton following the white line as a guide until your skeleton is complete. (Demonstrate what you mean) Remind students that when they are done we will have to let them dry before taking them home.
Extra: The Human Skeleton: y y y y y y y y y Consists of 206 bones Born with about 300 but some fuse Together as children grow Bones support your body and allow you to move Bones contain calcium Bones manufacture blood cells and store important minerals Longest bone is the femur ( thigh bone) The smallest bone is the stirrup bone (inside the ear) Each hand has about 26 bones Nose and ears not made of bones (made of cartilage)