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Table of Contents
Rationale
Graphic Organizer
Web Sites for Grades K-2
Web Sites for Grades 3-5
  Lesson Activity I Title - Grade K-2
Lesson Activity 2 Title - Grade3-5
3 Software Reviews
Practicum Activity
Links to Other Pages



Where does rain come from?
How is rain formed?
Where does it go after it falls?                   


Pre K - 2 



Dan's Wild Weather page is set up to help educate young meteorologist about weather . This page has many interesting facts and is fun for children of all ages.
This site is very informative with real up to date reports and explains in detail about the current weather conditions.
Weather Watchers is a web site that captures the attention . This site has many interesting facts about the weather and what it is. This site offers a variety
of lessons and crafts.
The PBS web site contains activity ideas, lesson plans, and stories to help the students learn more about the weather.
The Lesson Plan Page has a wide variety of lesson plans, activities and much more. The web site is user friendly and contains a vast amount of information.
Science Preschool Activities and Crafts site has a selection of science themes to choose from. This is an ongoing site that is updated often.


Grades 3-5

The hydraulic Cycle an online meteorology guide is one of the most informative sites. This site explains evaporation, condensation,transport, precipitation, ground water,  transpiration, runoffs, and has a summary of information. This site is very informative and would be useful for reports.
At ProTeacher.com teachers can down load a variety of lesson plans explaining how water is evaporated and the cycles that follow.
The Weather Channel gives updated information throughout the world. This web site is wonderful in getting the students to learn about other places.
 
  Lesson Plan for Grade level PreK-2                         
                                   
<>Grade Level: Pre-k-2                                                                       
Subject Area(s):                                                                  
                                                              
Total Duration of Lesson: 1 hour

Title of Lesson Rain Book Project
Primary Learning Outcome(s)

1. Students will listen to the book Storm is Coming
2. Students will define rain
3. Students will seek information from the Internet about where rain comes from and how it is made.
4. Students will organize rain facts and put each fact on a sheet of construction paper.
5. Students will illustrate each rain fact


Related QCC Standard(s)

1  
Topic: Listening/Speaking
Standard: Adapts or changes oral language to fit the situation by following the rules of conversation with peers and adults.

 2.

 Topic: Writing
Standard: Writes a minimum of three sentences about a topic.

3Topic: Reference/Study
Standard: Uses the media center and available technology as sources of information and pleasure. 
<>Materials and Equipment
markers
crayons
hole punch
thin rope
paper
picture books Storm is Coming written by Heather Tekavec and illustrated by Margaret Spengler
Project source: PBS kids.org


Technology Connection Computer with Internet connection

Step One: Introduction

  •  Produce a paper bag
  • Ask the students what they think may be inside.
  • Pull out a book and ask the students what they think it may be about.
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Estimated Time:10 minutes

 Step Two: Teaching the Primary Learning Outcome(s)

 Teach the content relevant to the primary learning outcome(s)

  •  Instruct students that they are to locate facts about rain.
  • Instruct students that they are to put every fact that they find on a separate sheet of paper
  • Instruct students that they are to illustrate each fact.
  • Students are to put facts in order and punch holes in the edges then run sting through for a book.


 

Check for understanding before going on.

Ask students if they have any questions before moving on

 

Provide practice and feedback related the primary learning outcome(s)

 

Step Three: Closure

 Have students put away art supplies and collect completed work

 



Assessing the Primary Learning Outcome(s) (Assessment)

Fact book will be collected and graded.
                   


  Lesson Plan for Grade level 3-5         


General Information

Grade Level:     Grades 3-5                                         

Subject Area(s) Science                                                                      

Total Duration of Lesson:__ hour

 


Review:

  • Rules and Procedures
  • Will students be allowed to talk?
  • What rules will be used?
  • How will the students receive their materials?
  • How will the students put up their finished work?

 

Title of Lesson

 

Where does rain come from?

 

Primary Learning Outcome(s)

Students will surf the web to find interesting facts about the formation of rain.

Students will learn the difference in liquid, solid, and gas.

 

Related QCC Standard(s)

A. Topic: Structure of Matter

Standard: Predicts changes in states of matter such as when water is heated or frozen.

 

B. Topic: Structure of Matter

Standard: Distinguishes among states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas). Sorts objects according to solid, liquid or gas.
 

C. Topic: Structure of Matter

Standard: Recognizes that all matter takes up space and has mass. Observes and discusses the space gases take up in an inflated balloon, water takes up in an aquarium and various solids take up around the room.

 

Materials and Equipment

Hot plate
Small pot
Water
Ice
glass

 

Technology Connection

Students will be using the Internet and overhead projector.


Procedures


Step One: Introduction

  • Spark the students’ interest by holding up a brown paper bag and asking them to guess what is in the mystery bag. A cup of ice and a bottle of water.
  • Ask the students how the ice and the liquid water can be the same?
  • Ask students to identify how the ice can be turned into liquid and the water into ice.

Estimated Time:_10_ minutes

 

Step Two: Teaching the Primary Learning Outcome(s)

A.Demonstrate the differences in matter :  Show students 2 of three stages of matter

B.Demonstrate to the students how a solid can turn into a liquid, then a gas

C.Take a glass hold it over the hot plate while the water is steaming show the students that steam turns back into water.

Teach the content relevant to the primary learning outcome(s).

  • Read Weather  by Lorrie Mack (DK)

Use the overhead projector to review the facts from inserts in the book

 

  • Ask the students the following questions while using the overhead to review the book:

What happens when the sun beats down on the water?
What happens when water is evaporated?
Where does the evaporated water go?
When  the water becomes too heavy for the clouds, where does the water go?

Check for understanding before going on.

Ask students if they have any questions before moving on 

Provide practice and feedback related the primary learning outcome(s)

Estimated Time: _30_ minutes

 

Step Three: Closure

Ask students to explain the difference between liquid, solid, and gas.

Assessing the Primary Learning Outcome(s)


A.Students will demonstrate knowledge of held up objects

B.Students will verbally answer questions about matter

C.Students will witness gas getting turned back into  liquid

Remediation

Students will be working in a group of four so that each student will be able to receive individual assistance for their experiment.

Accommodation

Students will be taken out of the class in a group of four to the computer lab then to a set up area for the lab experiment.



Software Review

Title of software program Follet
Published by Follet Corporation Company
What is the purpose of this software? Library management
Briefly describe how the program works.
Number one provider , links and merges library resources
Evaluate the software.  not as user friendly as Alexandria
What problems did you have using the software? none
Is it user friendly? Yes

Title of software program Alexandria Library software
Published by _COMPanion Corporation
What is the purpose of this software? To assist in the management of libraries and to help improve student success
Briefly describe how the program works.
Automatic software, manages modern libraries, uniquely promoting student achievement , students can electronically  access  the library 24/7 from their home, reading scores improve
Evaluate the software.  Very easy to use
What problems did you have using the software? None
Is it user friendly? This site is very user friendly

Title of software program Caspr
Published by CASPR Library Systems, Inc.
What is the purpose of this software? Internet library use
 Briefly describe how the program works.
You can publish your library on the internet,
Evaluate the software.  Not very user friendly
What problems did you have using the software? I could not find information very easily for this program
 Is it user friendly? no


Software Review
Title of software program Accelerated Reading
Published by
What is the purpose of this software? Helps enhance understanding of read material
 Briefly describe how the program works. Students log on and test over a book that they have read

Evaluate the software. Wonderful learning tool
What problems did you have using the software? none
 Is it user friendly? Yes


Software Review
Title of software program  Accelerated Math
Published by
What is the purpose of this software?Helps enhance understanding of on level math problems
 Briefly describe how the program works. Students work at their own pace on math problems that are designed for their own level

Evaluate the software. Very useful/ Assist teachers to easily gage how their students are accelerating and at what pace
What problems did you have using the software? none
 Is it user-friendly? yes


Practicum Activity



Lesson Plan Guide

Georgia Learning Connections

c2000 Georgia Department of Education

                                                                                                   

Name:    Renee Daigle                                                                                                                                                                              

School/Mentor Teacher:   Mrs. Waller / Sallas Mahone                              \

Grade Level: Pre k - 2

Subject Area(s): Language Art / Art

Total Duration of Lesson: 60 minutes

 

Title of Lesson

       Fairytales and Illustrating.

 

Primary Learning Outcome(s) (PLO)

A) Students will listen to the story Rumplestilkskin by Paul O. Zelinsky

B) Students will be able to recall information form the story

C) Students will write three sentences about the story

D) Students will be able to discriminate between realism and fantasy

E) Students will use the computer to locate the Cyber                                        Library

F) Students will illustrate their favorite part of the book

Related QCC Standard(s)

A) Topic: Listening/Speaking

Standard: Recalls and interprets information presented orally.

B) Topic: Listening/Speaking

Standard: Responds to questions on orally presented material.

C) Topic: Writing

Standard: Writes a minimum of three sentences about a topic.

D) Topic: Literature

Standard: Discriminates between realism and fantasy.

E) Topic: Reference/Study

Standard: Uses the media center and available technology as sources of information and pleasure.

F) Topic: Artistic Skills and Knowledge: Creating, Performing, Producing

Standard: Uses a variety of art materials and techniques to model, construct, and compose original artworks. (See Introduction: Matrix.)

 

 

Materials and Equipment

  • Rumplestilkskin by Paul O. Zelinsky
  • Markers
  • Construction paper
  • Butcher paper
  • Crayons
  • Masking tape

Technology Connection

  • Overhead
  • Computer / internet connection
  • http://www.valdosta.edu/~drdaigle

Student will find website then locate the cyber library to find fairytales

http://www.valdosta.edu/~drdaigle

Discuss: What is a Fairytale?

 

Step One: Introduction

Produce mystery bag and hidden object inside

Ask the students: What do you think is hidden inside this bag?

Show the object

Ask the Students: What is this?

Tell the students : Today we are going to learn about fairytales and how we can illustrate a fairytale. We are also going to discuss: Are fairytales real or are they make-believe?

Estimated Time:  5 minutes

 

Step Two: Teaching the Primary Learning Outcome(s).

A) Read the story Rumplestilkskin

B) Ask the students : Ask the students, using the overhead to record their answers,:

Why do you think the father told the king that his daughter could spin straw into gold?

How do you think the miller’s daughter felt when she was told she had to spin the straw into gold?

On the third night what did the miller’s daughter promise the little man?

If you were the miller’s daughter how might you do things differently?

Have students move to the computer area and look up the internet web page for the cyber libary

 

 

Check for understanding before going on.

Hold up the book and point out pictures.

Have the students  describe the pictures

 

Provide practice and feedback related to the primary learning outcome(s).

A) Students will be handed tray filled with their needed art supplies

B) Explain carefully what each supply is needed for

C) Demonstrate that each paper has a box provided and that is the spot for the three sentences that they re to right. The students are to write their favorite part of the book, why this is their favorite part of the book, and what would they change in the book. Students are to add their name to the line provided on  their paper. When they are finished with their sentences they are to illustrate their favorite part of the book.

Estimated Time: 45 minutes

 

Step Three: Closure

Students have listened to the story, they were able to use facts from the story to write three sentences and produce an illustration,

Students were able to locate the web site on the computer.

Students will have knowledge of the genre of the story and that it is fantasy and did not really happen.

Collect art baskets from students

Tape art work to the butcher paper that is taped to the board.

 

Estimated Time: 5 minutes

 

Assessment
Students will write answers to asked questions on butcher paper and on handouts. Both items will be collected and saved for review




Parents, Teachers, and Students

Making Education Fun

Kids' Activity Page I
Collaborative Class Project:
The Cyber Library
Rumpelstilkskin

Kids'Activity Page II
ST. Thomas
Exploring the World Weather Through
 Math Science and Technology

Electronic Reading File