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T REES ARE TERRIFIC. Created by: Wendy Calovich -Benne Course: 5131, Spring 2012. Subject Area: Reading, Science, Math, Art, and Music Grade Level: Kindergarten/ Mixed C lassroom of Learners with Special Needs . Lesson Summary. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Trees are Terrific: Leaf Rubbing

TREES ARE TERRIFICCreated by: Wendy Calovich-Benne Course: 5131, Spring 2012Subject Area: Reading, Science, Math, Art, and Music

Grade Level:Kindergarten/ Mixed Classroom of Learners with Special Needs Lesson SummaryThe lesson will begin in the classroom. Students will go on an adventure outside to collect differed sizes and shapes of leaves from various trees. During the adventure, the lesson will continue with a discussion about veins in leaves and the importance leaves give to a tree. In addition, students will learn that leaves are compound or simple. Students will return back to the classroom to demonstrate their learned knowledge by participating in cooperative groups to produce leaf-rubbing art. Goals: Understand1. The importance of leaves to trees.2. Leaves come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and texture.3. Leaves are simple or compound (many leaflets).4. Why leaves have veins.

Goal 1: Importance of leaves to trees Provides ShadeProvides food for plants and treesHelps prevent floodingFood source for animals and peopleShelter for wildlifeProduces oxygen

Goal 2: Variety of shapes, sizes, and texture

Goal 3: Simple Compound

Goal 4: Why leaves have veinsVeins move food and water to leaf.

Objectives: Students willdemonstrate cooperative social skills working in groups or pairs with 95% accuracy.

demonstrate their knowledge about why trees are terrific and what the purpose of a vein is on a leaf with 95% accuracy.

observe trees and describe whether their leaf is simple or compound with 90% accuracy.

compare and discuss the difference between leaves with 90% accuracy.

Outside Adventure Expectations:Teacher will demonstrate what is expected outside.Discuss why the leaf is important to the tree or plantDiscuss the shape, size, and textureDiscuss why the leaf is simple or compoundDiscuss the veins on the leaf

Students will have 20 minutes to discover and find leaves.

Students will choose 4-5 leaves that differ in shapes, sizes, and textures in vegetable gardens, on trees, and plants within the school playground.

Interactive website: http://www.brainpop.com/search/search.weml?keyword=treesBrain Pop is an interactive educational website useful to Teachers, Parents, and Students. This link allows teachers a few choices to view tree growth, seed planting, carbon cycle, and humans and the environmental.

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Leaf-Rubbing This website demonstrates leaf rubbing with 6 steps of instruction and a video of a leaf rubbing.

Share descriptions of leavesBack in Classroom:Whole Class DiscussionDiscuss the uniqueness of leavesAsk questionsAnswer questionsVocabulary Words to RecognizeGreen RedOrange Yellow BrownTreePlantLeafVeinStem

Sing a Song While Leaf Rubbing

Leaves, Leaves(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Leaves, leaves falling downFalling to the groundOrange and yellow, red and brownAutumns come to town

Materials Needed:

Paper Crayons

Instructions for Leaf Rubbing:1. Choose your favorite color of crayon

2. Position the leaf under the paper

Instructions Continued3. Hold the paper with one hand. Color with the other hand.

4. Gently rub the crayon over the paper to see the impressions of the leaf .Examples:

Pre-made examples will be posted

Work as neatly as possible

Use 1 color for each leaf

Assessment: Work in groupsDescribe why leaves are important to trees Describe the difference between 2 leavesDifferentiate between a simple and compound leafColor leaf neatly and in one colorFinding the vein on leaf during leaf rubbing project.

Things learned in ArtArt teaches students to make good judgments about relationships.Art teaches students that problems can have more than one solution.Art teaches students to celebrate multiple perspectives.Art teaches students that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstances and opportunity. Art teaches students that small differences can have large effects. Art teaches students to think through and within material.Art helps children express what cannot be said.Art enables us to have experiences we can have from no other source.

Accommodations:Learning Disabilities:Additional Time Examples postedPhysical and Mental DisabilitiesAdditional TimeSpecial Supplies- Large Crayons & Assistance holding paper on leafVisual and Hearing ImpairmentsExamples provided at work stationADHDOn task reminders, stand if needed, provided examples, instructions at workstationAccommodations:

Coloring will help develop fine motor skills

Students can focus on completing task with few or no interruptions, maintaining attention, standing or sitting quietly, and working neatly.Work Cited:http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.zeitnews.org/images/stories/treesandgrerb.jpghttp://www.savatree.com/whytrees.html http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/science/botany/anatomy/leafparts.htm http://www.google.com/imgres?q=lets+make+leaf+rubbing+images http://virtualrobidoux.blogspot.com/2011/06/power-of-wilted-4-leaf-clover-through.html http://www.google.com/imgres?q=images+of+school+gardens+and+trees http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.abcteach.com/free/c/crayons2rgb.jpg http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/themes/leaf.htmlhttp://www.google.com/imgres?q=images+of+vocabulary+words http://www.google.com/imgres?q=images+of+discovering+leaves http://www.earthskids.com/holiday-fall_fun.htm http://www.dreamstime.comhttp://www.pppst.com