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Ages 3 - 4

Teachers: Becky Weiler, Justin O'Toole, and Kelly Lewisgetting to know you #2
Project Children L.E.A.D. Director: Dr. Vincenne Revilla Beltran
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Preschool (3-4 years old)
Length of Lesson: 40 minutes

LEARNING GOALS:

Early Childhood Learning Continuum Indicators

Statistics and Data Analysis

  • 2.6A Organize and display objects on a graph.

  • 2.6B Tell about the data presented in a pictograph.getting to know 2

PA Early Learning Standards

Represent and Interpret Data

  • 5.1 Gather information about themselves and their surroundings.

  • 5.2 Contribute data for simple graphs.

  • 5.3 Organize and displays data on graphs using objects and picture.

NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards

Understanding Ourselves, Our Communities, and Our World

  • 2.63 U Children are provided varied learning opportunities that foster a positive identity and emerging sense of self and others.

High/Scope Key Experiences

  • Math and Logic

  • Language and Literacy

  • Initiative and Social Relations

OBJECTIVES:

The students will be able to:

  • Gather data about themselves

  • Organize and display data on a graph

  • Discuss the data on the graph they have helped to create.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

  • One and Only Special Me by Rozanne Lanczak Williams

  • Ball

  • White butcher paper

  • Multicultural crayons

  • Various colors of markers

ADAPTATIONS AND ACCOMMODATIONS TO DIFFERENTIATE INSTRUCTION:

This lesson will be taught using smaller group sizes of 5 to 6 children. The small group sizes can benefit each student by giving them a chance to receive individualized instruction. Also, the teacher can take advantage of the small group size by developing meaningful conversations.

PROCEDURES

REVIEW:

  1. Have all of the children gather to a large area and sit in a circle. Describe to the children that we are going to learn something new about each other today. Tell the children that after we are finished learning new things about each other, we are going to graph our data and then discuss with each other.

INTRODUCE:

  1. Explain to the children that when the ball is rolled to you, you will have to state on thing about yourself to the group. The teacher will go first to set the example.

  2. After the teacher says one thing about him/herself, they roll it to a student in the class. The

ball gets rolled until everybody has had a turn to say one thing about him or herself.

DEVELOP:

  1. After the children complete the ball game, call their attention to the book One and Only Special Me by Rozanne Lanczak Williams.

  2. Read the story and explain to the children that we are all different, but that makes us special.

  3. Talk about how we all have different physical appearances (i.e. hair color, eye color, and skin color).

  4. Ask some of the children to share their appearances.

  5. Also, explain that we all have different families and live in different kinds of homes.

  6. Ask some of the children to share information about their families and homes.

  7. Lastly, discuss that we all choose to like different kinds of food and we all like different colors.

  8. Explain to the children that during their planning time, that the teacher will be calling each child to complete their information on the ALL ABOUT US graph.

  9. Tell the children that after the graph is complete and planning time is over, we will come back as a group to discuss the data on the graph.

ASSESS:

Students will be assessed through observations, anecdotal records, and open-ended questioning. Teachers will observe and record whether students are able to develop conversations and discussions about the things that we have learned about one another.

CLOSE:

  1. Bring the group of children together to the large area and have them sit in a circle.

  2. Tell the children that we gathered our information, we displayed the information, and now we are going to discuss the information

  3. Be sure the graph is hanging in everyone's view.

  4. Call the children up one at time to have them share their information with the class.

  5. To conclude, review with the children that by looking at the graph we learned new things about our friends.

REFLECT:

The lesson went well, although it took longer than we anticipated it to be. I would not recommend doing this lesson all at one time. The day this lesson was planned for was very chaotic and it took several days afterward to finish the actual graph. The closure was great because it brought the children back together to review the things they learned about their friends in the past few days.

RESOURCES:

Feldman, Jane, R. Complete Handbook of Indoor and Outdoor Games and Activities for Young Children. 1947. Simon & Schuster Company.