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Description: The teacher will read the book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle . The teacher will read about the food pyramid to the children and the different food groups within the pyramid.
Materials: Book, picture of the food pyramid.
Goals: Children will go over the different types of foods we eat in school and the ones they eat at home. Why is it important to have a healthy meal?
Procedure: After the teacher has read the book to the children the teacher will emphasize how important is the different types of foods with in the food pyramid. The teacher will ask the children what types of food we eat in school that we can see on the food pyramid. Then the teacher will describe what food group that specific food belongs to. Then the teacher will ask why it is important to eat food from the food pyramid. The teacher will explain to the children that the food from the food pyramid is healthy food helping you grow big and strong.
OPPORTUNITY FOR INFORMAL ASSESSMENT: Are the children able to name a few nutritious foods we eat and why it is important to have these meals?
Extension: Home Based Activity: The teacher will sent home to the parents a picture of the food pyramid. The children will aid the parent with a cooking dinner. They will choose one food from each food group and will help make it. Then the children will look at the food pyramid to determine what foods they ate at home and why it is important to eat those specific food that are from the food pyramid. The parents will emphasize that the food from the food pyramid is healthy food and it helps you to grow strong and healthy.
Common Core Standard:
PK.AC.3. Demonstrates that he/she understand what they observe.
PK. RIT.10. With prompting and support, actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Description: Children will play, “Can you guess what it is?” The children will have to use their ears to try to guess what is in the plastic egg.
Materials: Plastic eggs.
Each egg will be filled with rice, beans, small Pom poms, pennies, sand, paper clips, jelly beans, small macaroni, sugar and small rocks.
Goals: Children will use their sense of hearing to determine what is in the egg.
Procedure: The teacher will encourage the children to shake an egg and try to guess what is inside. Teacher will also provide a chart of the different objects that were used to fill the eggs. Teacher will ask the children questions: what does it sound like? Is the sound loud or soft?
OPPORTUNITY FOR INFORMAL ASSESSMENT: Is the child able to guess the sounds of the objects? The children will use their ears to figure out what sound is inside the egg.
EXTENSION: HOME BASED ACTIVITY: The parents can place different objects they find in their house into a plastic cup. The children will try to figure out what is the sound inside the plastic cup using their sense of hearing.
PK.S.1. Ask questions and makes predictions based on observations and manipulation of things and events in the environment.
PK.S.2. Test predictions through exploration and experimentation.
Description: The teacher will invite children to partner with a friend and look to his/her eyes.
Materials: A friend/ partner. A mirror.
Procedure:The teacher will pair up a group of children to look into each others eyes. She will also provide the children with mirrors so they can also look into their own eyes. The teacher will encourage them to look at the colors, lashes, eyebrow, iris and pupil. Then, she will invite them to draw a big eye and label it with its parts.
OPPORTUNITY FOR IINFORMAL ASSESSMENT: Is the child able to draw and label the parts of an eye? The children will label the different parts of the eyes.
PK.A. Express oneself and represents what he.she knows, thinks, believes and feels through visual arts.