Planting a Rainbow

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CDFR 4122 Learning Activity Format
Identifying Information
Planting A Rainbow
Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:00pm
Reading on Carpet/Activity at the tables
15 children (11 six year olds and 4 five year olds)
Rationale- In this section you will explain the purpose of the activity and why it is appropriate for your children. A. Connection to prior learning and/or experience-Answer the two prompts below in terms of individual children and you whole class. a. Prior learning and prerequisite skills related to this activity- the children already know that plants/flowers being to sprout in the spring, however, a lot of them are not aware of some of the vocabulary terms that are associated with plants and they are not aware of the growth stages of plants. Something that was surprising to me was how many of these children that had not had any experiences with planting. b. Personal/cultural/community assets- I know that in this area there are a lot of families who have their own gardens. I also know that at this age children really notice when flowers are blooming and they get really excited about it. Children at this age LOVE to pick flowers (dandelions) for their teachers and moms! B. Learning Standards→ Objectives- Choose a maximum of two standards (Use state standards for PreK (Foundations) or Kindergarten (Common Core) for your practicum classroom). For each standard write at least one learning objective that states what the children will do in the specific learning activity that relates to the standard. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding C. Content-

* Enhance creative thinking skills
* Enhance language and vocabulary skills
* Connect information and content in text to real life experiences * Gain some awareness of the growth of plants
* Learn to...
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