S: Weather and Seasons
FC: Weather and Seasons | Mrs. Woolery's Kindergarten Class
1: Welcome to my Mixbook technology curriculum project! The following pages are examples of work that students might create and publish following the directions of my weather and seasons lesson plan found at the end of this Mixbook. Technology is a powerful motivator for students. They can create projects that are aesthetically pleasing and that can be published to share with other students, family and friends. In addition to being viewed on the web, a Mixbook creation can be printed out as a hard copy book that can be housed in the classroom, presented to the school library, or purchased by parents and guardians as a keepsake of their student's work. -Heather W
2: WEATHER | RAINY | Spring | Summer | Humid | Fall | Crisp | Winter | Snowy | By: Rachel B. and Veronica K.
3: FALL | APPLES | COLORED LEAVES | PUMPKINS | CRISP AIR | By: Andrew D. and Alyssa S.
4: winter | snow flakes | Cold | Freezing rain | Snow | Ice | By: Rachel W and Emily H
5: SPRING | Birds | Flowers | Rain drops | cloudy | By: Eric L and Mike C
6: Summer | Green Grass | SUN | Humid air | Flowers | By: Susan J. and Kristin T.
7: Seasonal Months Winter Spring Dec-March March-June Summer Fall June-Sept Sept-Dec | By: Alex J. and Alyssa P.
8: To the right is my lesson plan that is aligned with the Missouri Grade Level Expectations and Missouri Show-Me Performance Goals.
9: MixBook Lesson Plan SECTION ONE Author: Heather Woolery Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Semester Created: Fall of 2009 LESSON OVERVIEW Title: Weather and Seasons Brief Description: As a class, in groups of two, the students will create a mix book describing the general weather conditions and seasons that occur throughout the year. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/GENERALIZATIONS: The student understands that there are four seasons that occur yearly (winter, spring, summer and fall) and be able to describe the weather characteristics throughout each season. ENGAGING QUESTION/SCENARIO: I will start the lesson by telling the students that today we will be learning about the four seasons and the corresponding weather. I will ask the students if they know any of the seasons. Explain to students that we have seasons because of the tilt of the Earth as it rotates on its axis. Tell students that today we will be reading about the four seasons. Then we will talk about the things that define the four seasons and their weather patterns. I will then read the students a couple books pertaining to the seasons; The Reasons for Seasons (Gail Gibbons) and Four Seasons Make a Year (Anne Rockwell). SUBJECT AREA(S) (Put an X by all relevant subject areas.) ___ Math _X_ Science _X_ Reading ___ Writing ___ Social Studies/History ___ Foreign Language ___ Art ___ Music ___ PE ___ Information and Technology Literacy GRADE LEVEL (Put an X by all relevant grade levels.) _X_ Kindergarten ___ Grade 1 ___ Grade 2 ___ Grade 3 ___ Grade 4 ___ Grade 5 ___ Grade 6 ___ K-12 Elementary ___ K-12 Middle ___ K-12 Secondary ___ Secondary DETAILED LESSON DESCRIPTION Standards, Benchmarks, Student Learning Targets GLE #1: The SWBAT identify and describe the general weather conditions and the seasons that occur throughout the year with 100% accuracy (GLE Science, Processes and Interactions of the Earth’s Systems (Geosphere, Atmosphere, and Hydrosphere), Strand 5 Earth’s systems, Concept F - Grade K) STUDENT ASSESSMENT 1.)Students will be given an activity sheet where they will have to draw a scene to describe each of the four seasons. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&module=Rubistar&rubric_id=1831916& COLLABORATION Once the mix book is complete I will order a copy for the library and also invite the parents to order a mix book. Other teachers and the principle will be invited to view the mix book as well. LESSON IMPLEMENTATION The unit will be completed in 5 days. The first day for the introduction we will spend about an hour on it. Then the next four days we will be spending about an hour to work on the mix book. Prerequisite Skills: Students will need to be able to recognize vocabulary pertaining to the weather and seasons. This vocabulary will be used in the mix book. ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ELL/IEP Students: * Assistive Technology Needs: * *If any students need assistance, they will be paired with the teacher. MANAGEMENT/ORGANIZATION TIPS Make sure that you are actively involving all the students in your classroom. You need to make sure that you are allowing the students creativity to take over when they are creating their pages of their mix book. Also make sure to keep all the students attention and if they are tiring with the mix book then put it away and come back to it at a better time. MATERIALS AND RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR UNIT The Reasons for Seasons (Gail Gibbons) Four Seasons Make a Year (Anne Rockwell) Vocabulary words from the classroom word wall Pictures of each of the four seasons Access to mixbook.com TECHNOLOGY Web-based resources (name and link) Mixbook www.mixbook.com UNIT PLAN FLOW CHART/TIMELINE Day 1: I will start the lesson by telling the students that today we will be learning about the four seasons and the corresponding weather. I will ask the students if they know any of the seasons. Explain to students that we have seasons because of the tilt of the Earth as it rotates on its axis. Tell students that today we will be reading about the four seasons. Then we will talk about the things that define the four seasons and their weather patterns. I will then read the students a couple books pertaining to the seasons; The Reasons for Seasons (Gail Gibbons) and Four Seasons Make a Year (Anne Rockwell). Day 2: Today the students will be paired up in groups of 2. They will be assigned a season and be able to choose from different pictures of the seasons to put in their mix book. The pictures will be provided by the teacher and they will be labeled by numbers so the students can easily choose the number that they want to use in their mix book. Day 3: Students will choose words from their vocabulary word wall that correspond with their assigned season. They will adjectives that describe the season. For example, a student working on the fall season might choose the words: colored leaves, crisp air, pumpkin, apple, etc Day 4: On the projector and with the help of the students we will put the mix book together using the website www.mixbooks.com. We will use the pictures and words that the students have created. Day 5: We will do any last minute finishing touches on the book and then it will be presented to the principle, other teacher, and the librarian.