Creating Classroom Activities

Preschool Lesson Plan

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By Jenny Siepert

jsiepert@butlercc.edu

ED222-Instructional Technology

Butler Community College

Spring 2016

Dr. Shellie Gutierrez, EdD, PhD

Lesson Overview

Creating a Preschool Day

Essential Question

What is a preschool lesson plan?

Content Questions

  • Can students take what they have learned in preschool child class and apply it to create a one day schedule of activities for a preschool classroom?
  • Do students have an understanding of gross and fine motor development and function, as well as activities that reinforce those skills?
  • Can students find or create their own 2 activities for each subject area; Mathematics, Literacy, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Health, Fitness, and Social Behavior that will facilitate learning?
  • Do students have an understanding of transitioning between class activities?

Lesson Summary

Students will develop a lesson plan for preschool aged (3-5 years) students by researching lesson plans, in class activities and presentations. Lesson plans will include transitions, activities that demonstrate both gross and fine motor function as well as incorporate all academic subject matter (math, reading, writing, science, social studies, arts and music.)

What subject area are you teaching?

Preschool child

Grade Level

High School 9-12

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Following participation in the classroom presentation students will create three preschool age appropriate activities directly related to an academic subject or subjects, all activities must include gross motor function and development throughout the total project design.
  • Following participation in the classroom presentation students will create three preschool age appropriate activities directly related to an academic subject or subjects, all activities must include fine motor function and development throughout the total project design.
  • Following participation in the classroom presentation students will create five preschool age transition activities
  • Following participation in the classroom presentation students will create preschool age appropriate activities directly related to each area of academic subject matter (Mathematics, Literacy, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Health, and Fitness.)

Enabling Outcomes

  • Students will exhibit understanding in preschool children's development.
  • Students will differentiate between activities that promote fine and gross motor skills.
  • Students will use knowledge gained through class and research to create their individual preschool one day lesson plan.
  • Students will classify activities in subject matter as well as whether it incorporates fine and gross motor functions.
  • Students will exhibit understanding of classroom transition activities.

Procedures

  1. Greet students and have them come in and be seated.
  2. Introduce myself and introduce the lesson
  3. Students will get their computers out and log into Kahoot review, link will be written on the board. (kahoot.it)
  4. After the kahoot we will then go to smore so that the students can follow along with the class presentation outline that I have created. (www.smore.com)
  5. Quick overview of smore set up.
  6. After going through my smore, rubric, and smore setup; student's will then set up their own individual smore and begin their research and presentations.
  7. Students will have one week to complete and turn in their preschool day presentations.

Approximate time needed

  • 45 minutes in class review, introduction, and expectations
  • 1 week research and create

Prerequisite skills

  • Knowledge of preschool aged children's development.
  • Observation in a preschool classroom

Materials and Resources

Student can use one or all of the following:

  • Digital Camera
  • Video Camera
  • Computer
  • Internet
  • Printer
  • Projection
  • Scanner

Printed materials

Classroom notes and workbook will be used in reviewing what students have learned in class.

Internet Resources

Special Needs Learner

  • I can give them a list of activities that fit in the different areas of development so instead of finding them they can just choose which ones they like best to fill that criteria.
  • I can also set up their Smore so all they have to do is insert information that they want in their presentation rather than having to decide how it would best look.
  • Of course if they wanted to change it they most certainly could.

Non-Native English Speaker

  • I will have instruction in the native language of any students in class.
  • I will use visual aides in order for them to more easily understand.

Gifted Students

This presentation will be an individual project so students can put as much effort into it as they desire. I also feel that where the student will be teaching other students at a younger age they will be free to put as much of their own interests into the lesson as they want. Instead of finding an activity online they may want to create an activity of their own for the students. I can have a range of 3 to 5 activities required so the student can put more time into finding more activities.

Student Assessment

  • Students will first take a Kahoot Quiz. This will help me to know what areas I need to focus more on.
  • The students will then put together a presentation in the form of a Smore. I will be able to assess their knowledge by the set up of their presentation.
  • Their description of activities as well as how they relate to the different motor skills and academic growth in different subject areas.
  • The creative application of knowledge and growth for the preschool aged children.
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