This form and the Lesson Plan are to be filled out by the candidate BEFORE being observed in a classroom by college supervisor.
|NAME: Max Millard||School: Spring Valley||Teacher: Laura Chinn Smoot|
|Grade Level: 3||Date: 11-9-06||Supervisor: Gladys Dalmau|
Professional Teaching Goal: Through this lesson I would like to learn, accomplish, explore, experiment.
-Familiarize the students with scales for weighing objects.
-Teach them how to use the scales and record the results.
-Teach about units of weight (pounds and ounces).
-Teach them how to estimate weights.
-Help them to understand why knowledge of weights is important.
Professional Expectations: Through developing and teaching this lesson I am working on the following two or three Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs):
Making content accessible
I would like the observer to focus attention and provide me with feedback in two or three of the following areas:
1. Developmental appropriateness of the lesson
2. Quality of content
3. classroom management
What difficulties do you anticipate students could have with the lesson content and how will you attempt to address these difficulties?
Some students might get impatient waiting for their turn.
Some students might need more individual help than the teacher can give.
Student might find the worksheet too easy, and finish it too quickly.
Ia. Learning Objectives and Outcomes:
learn how to use a scale
learn how to convert measurements into a bar graph
learn how to make a reasonable estimate of weights
Ib. Language Objectives:
learn about pounds and ounces
learn about weighing
learn comparative terms, such as lighter and heaviest
learn other vocabulary associated with weight
II. Standard(s) to be Addressed:
Math (Number Sense)
Math (Measurement and Geometry)
III. Background/Rationale (incl. necessary prior skills):
Most children at this age are becoming aware of the role of body weight in American society. They probably realize that it is linked to health, eating habits and physical activity. This lesson will provide them with some details about weight that they probably have not learned, such as how to use a scale, how to record their weight, and how to compare their weight to others in the class.
a. (Into) I will lead a discussion about society's fixation on weight by showing a tabloid that has a cover story about stars who are overweight and under[weight. I'll let the students express their feelings about weight, what is healthy, and how to maintain an ideal weight.
b. (Through) I will instruct them to weigh each other on bathroom scales and record the results, then convert their weight into a piece of colored paper cut to a certain length. I will later put these pieces together to make a bar graph.
c. (Beyond) I will show them different types of scales that are used for weighing much lighter items, and demonstrate how to use them. This will prepare them for future lessons about weight and measurement.
V. Assessment and Teacher Reflection/Evaluation: (Describe how you will assess students and know they have learned)
I will give them worksheets about weight to fill out while waiting to use the scales, and during any free time they have after working on their part of the bar graph. These worksheets will show me how much they have remembered from the lesson.
worksheets about weight
pink paper and green paper, premarked with measurements
easel, big paper pad, marker
extra clothes (same weight as I'm wearing)