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Lesson Plan Template ED 3501 (Version C)

Lesson
Title/Focus

Were Going on a Leaf Hunt

Date

October 8, 2015

Subject/Gra
de Level

Kindergarten

Time
Duratio
n

90 min

Unit

I am Unique/Autumn

Teacher

Stephanie Gokarn

OUTCOMES FROM ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES


General
Learning
Outcomes:
Specific
Learning
Outcomes:

Use direct comparison to compare two objects, based on a single


attribute such as length, mass and volume.
Becomes aware of colours, shapes, patterns, and textures in the
environment.
Explores and investigates objects and events in the environment.
demonstrates awareness of the properties of objects and events in
the
environment, by:
describing some properties
sorting objects according to common properties; e.g., colour,
size,
shape and texture
arranging objects or events in logical order
matching objects or events as being the same as or going
together distinguishing between similar objects, based on
one or more
characteristics

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Students will:
1. Understand the concept, autumn
2. I can name the colors of fall
3. I can differentiate between smallest, medium, and biggest
4. I can explain what happens when the season changes to autumn

ASSESSMENTS
Observations:
Key Questions:

Products/Performan
ces:

What colors do leaves turn?


Why do leaves change color?
Why do they fall off the trees?
How many different leaves can I find?
What is the difference between small and big?
Leaf Literacy Sheet
Fall Leaves

LEARNING RESOURCES CONSULTED


Alberta Education
http://www.learnalberta.ca/ProgramOfStudy.aspx?
lang=en&ProgramId=564423#752390

MATERIALS AND
EQUIPMENT

Ziploc bags
Leaf report
Pencils
stapler

PROCEDURE
Introduction

Time

Attention Grabber
Adapted from a template created by Dr. K. Roscoe

Lesson Plan Template ED 3501 (Version C)


Assessment of
Prior Knowledge
Expectations for
Learning and
Behaviour

Sitting quietly
Listening to the story
Asking questions, giving opinions
Listening hands and ears and eyes.
Staying together outside (with the group)

Advance
Organizer/Agenda
Body
Learning Activity
#1

Make a Circle Count the students. Who is here? Who is


missing? Fill in the circle on the carpet criss cross apple sauce

Learning Activity #2

Calendar time introduce special leader and teachers


Find out the day of the week/month/year/days weve been in
school/weather report. Days of the week song

Learning Activity #3

Show and Tell take questions or comments Special leader


chooses three, I choose two from the popsicle sticks.
Introduce the book, Were Going on a Leaf Hunt. Have students
repeat each phrase after me. Do actions as needed. Leaves
can be scattered on the floor for students to pick up when
called for.
Explain to the students that we will be going outside to collect
leaves. They are to look for a leaf that is intact and not too dry.
Color is their choice, but attempt to find a FALL colour. Discuss
the size of leaves. Some are big, some are medium, some are
small. Show them some exemplars. (Also have exemplars on
tables). Discuss why leaves change color (trees are beginning
their long winters nap. The leaves fall off while the tree goes
to sleep. When they stop making food, the green color goes
away, but we can still see the yellows and browns that were
hidden by the green.)
Class rules: They must stay within sight of me so I can talk
without shouting. They must choose at least one leaf, but no
more than four. They can try to find different kinds and sizes.
Leaves are to be placed in their bags to be brought back in.
EXPLAIN THAT WHEN WE COME IN WE WILL GO STRAIGHT TO
THE TABLES. EXPLAIN COLORS AND HAVE THEM MAKE A MARK
ON EACH WORD TO HELP THEM RECOGNIZE THE COLORS.
Students will bring bags back to their table spots and then
examine their leaves for color, size, and shape. Spend some
time showing the other students their leaves. (Pair and Share).
Why they like their leaves will be scribed at the bottom. Before
their leaf is stapled to the sheet, they should do a sheet of
coloured rubbings to take home.
Closure
Leaf size, leaf colors, description
Paying attention, listening to instructions, following directions

Learning Activity #4

Learning Activity #5

Learning Activity #6

Assessment of
Learning:
Feedback From
Students:
Feedback To
Students
Transition To Next
Lesson

Time

Time

Sponge
Activity/Activities
Adapted from a template created by Dr. K. Roscoe

Lesson Plan Template ED 3501 (Version C)


Reflections from the
lesson

Adapted from a template created by Dr. K. Roscoe