Lesson Plan : Mother's Day Card

Teacher Name:
 Miss Owens
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 Arts and Crafts

Topic:
 Sequencing and following multi-step directions.
Content:
 Fine motor skills; Gross motor skills; following directions; vocabulary; language arts; American Sign Language
Goals:
 The student will follow multi-step directions and sequence the steps in arts and craft activity during lesson.
Objectives:
 The student will follow multi-step directions while producing a Mother's Day Card. The students will use their fine motor skills to trace, cut, glue, and write on their card. Sequencing is another area that the students will focus on.
Materials:
 construction paper; pencils; scissors; glue; heart tracer; markers
Introduction:
 Introduce the activity by discussing Mother's Day. Introduce American Sign Language and discuss the many ways that people communicate.
Development:
 Show the students an example of the Mother's day card (with the heart shape glued on the front with the cut-out of a hand glued on the heart). The therapist/teacher will discuss the steps in making a card and allow the students to sequence these steps.
Practice:
 We will review the sequence of steps needed to make the Mother's Day card. With the help of the teacher/therapist, the students will begin to trace the necessary shapes and cut them out to glue them on to another sample card. As a group we will write a sample message in the card.
Accommodations:
 Allow students to work in small groups; provide big grip pencils/markers.
Checking For Understanding:
 Teacher/Therapist will facilitate questions about the steps that they took to make the card and ask questions about the purpose of the card.
Closure:
 Discuss the many ways that we are able to thank our mothers. Also talk about the many reasons that our Mothers are so wonderful.
Evaluation:
 Checklist of the steps needed to create card.

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