Lesson Plan : Shape It Up!

Teacher Name:
 Jessica Hartsfield
Grade:
 Preschool
Subject:
 Math

Topic:
 Classification and Data Collection
Content:
 a. Demonstrate an eagerness and interest in learning through verbal and nonverbal means while playing, listening, questioning, and interacting b. Demonstrate a willingness to choose a variety of both familiar and new experiences c. Follow social rules, transitions, and routines that have been explained to them d. Seek and accept help or information when needed e. Develop skills for coping with adversity & change f. Play and interact cooperatively with other children (turn-taking, exchanging ideas, etc.)
Goals:
 TLW: a. Sort by own rule/attribute and explain b. Identify items by shape (door-rectangle, CD-circle, etc.) c. Describe similarities and differences between shapes
Objectives:
 TLW: a. Recognize shapes b. Match shapes by shape, color, and size b. Learn the names and basic properties of simple geometric shapes c. Sort by a given attribute
Materials:
 sturdy white board (with pre-drawn shapes on it) brown lunch bag various color and size shape pieces (corresponds with the ones on the white board) 11x18 laminated sheet of construction paper (used for sorting)
Introduction:
 Movement Activity: Ex-large shape pieces are taped to the floor. The song "The Shape Hop" by HighReach Kids is played. The students listen and follow directions on which shape to hop on.
Development:
 Hands on activity using inquiry-based learning: Teacher will have a large brown bag with various shape pieces. Shapes will be pulled out of the bag by the teacher. Teacher will then point out, ask questions, discuss the various shapes, colors, and sizes and name the shapes (if needed). Demonstrations of the shapes being sorted in various ways will be addressed. Model classroom/school rules and appropriate behavior.
Practice:
 Students and teacher will work together to learn the various shapes.Teacher will have a large brown bag with various shape pieces. Shapes will be pulled out of the bag by students taking turns. Teacher will then point out, ask questions, discuss the various shapes, colors, and sizes and name the shapes (if needed). Demonstrations of the shapes being sorted in various ways will be addressed. Model classroom/school rules and appropriate behavior.
Accommodations:
 use larger shape pieces use Velcro on white board and shape pieces use a tray for sorting use tactile materials (sandpaper, foil, etc.)to cover shapes give/hand shapes to student one at a time use pictorial or visual cues to describe each step use hand-over-hand assistance when needed
Checking For Understanding:
 Observational data recorded in ancedotal notes Student demonstration of skills
Closure:
 Summarize the lesson and allow the students to explain what they have learned.
Evaluation:
 a. Were the students able to find and generalize items in the classroom that were of certain shapes? b. Were the students able to generalize and name items at home that were of certain shapes? c. When given a rule/attribute, did the student understand and sort by it? d. Were the students meaningfully engaged in their learning environment? e. Did the students play and work well together and independently? f. Did the students seem motivated and did they learn?

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