Lesson Plan : Caterpillars and Butterflies

Teacher Name:
 Chelsea Jones
Grade:
 Kindergarten
Subject:
 Science

Topic:
 Students will learn what happens to a caterpillar later in life.
Content:
 Crystalis, Metamorphosis, Cocoon, Butterfly, Caterpillar
Goals:
 Students will actively listen to story by acting out and making sound effects. Students will be able to participate in the song by dancing and acting. Students will be able to order the story correctly using sequence cards.
Objectives:
 Given a set of sequencing cards, students will be able to put the story in the correct order.
Materials:
 Story Book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", sequencing cards, a real caterpillar?, paper, glue, scissors
Introduction:
 Talk to students about caterpillars, asking if they have ever seen one or touched one. If you can, bring one in to show the class.
Development:
 Read to students "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Have them act out the story using sound effects and movements, and ask them questions.
Practice:
 Have students sing and act out the song: I'm a very hungry caterpillar crawling around Eating everything in sight that can be found. I'm weaving a cocoon on a good size twig and I'm starting to get real big. I'm eating so much you can hear me chew. Chomp, chomp, chomp's all I want to do So much that I just can't stop. I'm afraid that I might pop! POP I'm a butterfly flying about. I'm beautiful, I want to twist and shout. HEY! A butterfly, it's a brand new day and I still hear my little friends say: I'm a very hungry caterpillar crawling around Eating everything in sight that can be found. I'm weaving a cocoon on a good size twig and I'm starting to get real big. I'm eating so much you can hear me chew. Chomp, chomp, chomp's all I want to do So much that I just can't stop. I'm afraid that I might pop! POP I'm a butterfly flying about. I'm beautiful, I want to twist and shout. HEY! A butterfly, it's a brand new day and I still hear my little friends say: I'm a very hungry caterpillar crawling around Eating everything in sight that can be found. I'm weaving a cocoon on a good size twig and I'm starting to get real big. I'm eating so much you can hear me chew. Chomp, chomp, chomp's all I want to do So much that I just can't stop. I'm afraid that I might pop! POP I'm a butterfly flying about. I'm beautiful, I want to twist and shout. HEY! A butterfly, it's a brand new day and I still hear my little friends say: I'm a very hungry caterpillar crawling around, I'm a butterfly. I'm a very hungry caterpillar crawling around, I'm a butterfly...
Accommodations:
 Students with special needs could have a special set of cards with puff paint on them for texture, or shapes cut out of felt. They could have larger pictures and not have to worry about cutting them out.
Checking For Understanding:
 Ask students if they know what happens in a caterpillar's life. Ask about words such as "crystalis" and "metamorphosis".
Closure:
 Sing song again, allowing students to lead if possible.

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