Creating Classroom Activities
Preschool Lesson Plan
By Jenny Siepert
Butler Community College
Dr. Shellie Gutierrez, EdD, PhD
- 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?
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.)
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.)
- 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.
- Greet students and have them come in and be seated.
- Introduce myself and introduce the lesson
- Students will get their computers out and log into Kahoot review, link will be written on the board. (kahoot.it)
- 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)
- Quick overview of smore set up.
- 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.
- Students will have one week to complete and turn in their preschool day presentations.
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.
- 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.