Planning Lesson for Earlybird Kindergarten


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My thoughts on planning a lesson on matching (Lesson 1.1 in Earlybird Kindergarten Book A or in the Singapore Edition Book K1A).

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Planning Lesson for Earlybird Kindergarten

  1. 1. ProfessionalDevelopmentsingaporemath | The Blake School |14 June 2013Yeap Ban Haryeapbanhar@gmail.comSlides are available atwww.banhar.blogspot.comnumber sense constructivist approach problem solving computational fluency theoreticalunderpinnings differentiated instruction singapore math assessment small group work multiplestrategies journal writing multiple intelligences lesson structure common core state standardsscope and sequence pacing anchor task supplementary materials homeworkworkbook textbook questioning technique |early numeracy
  2. 2. Unit Analysis1.1 Match byType, Color,Orientation, orSize1.2 Match1.3 Match byColor1.4 Match byDesign -Reception1.5 Match byDesign –Production1.6 Match byFunctions1.7 Sort – OddOne Out1.8 Sort –which isessentiallymany-to-onematching1.9 Sort –Generalizing toLess FamiliarSituations
  3. 3. Planning a Kindergarten Mathematics LessonUsing Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics• Unit 1 Match & Sort• Lesson 1.1 | The lesson goal is for children to match objects andpictures of objects because they are the same in essentially allproperties or they are alike in one way – color, size, type.• Theme | Sea Creatures– I can either link it to an experience they recently had (e.g. a trip to thelocal aquarium) or a book they have read (e.g. The Snail and The Whale;not The Old Man and The Sea. That was a joke, so I hope you did not takeme seriously.) or a cartoon they have watched (e.g. The Little Mermaid) or,for the little budding artists, a famous painting you made them appreciate(e.g. an eighteenth century painting at The Getty).– Or I can just make up a story to go with the illustration in the Earlybirdtextbook.
  4. 4. What do you see on this page?Tuning In
  5. 5. Links to Other ActivitiesNon-Fiction BooksFine ArtsJ. Paul Getty MuseumAbout 1720 Unknown ArtistFiction BooksField TripsMovies
  6. 6. Sea creatures, big and smallwent to a party, to have a ball.Tuning In
  7. 7. Anchor TaskMatch things at the Sea Creatures Party.They are not the same.They are not exactly the same.They are exactly the same.Why did you say so?Are they the same?
  8. 8. Sea creatures, big and small.They had a treasure hunt at the neighborhood mall.Tuning In
  9. 9. Anchor TaskMatch things that one can typically find at a mall.Or ask them to do a Treasure Hunt in the class to look for things that ‘match’.Whatever the case, the anchor task is a concrete experiencewhere children pick up two objects and say if they are the same or they are thesame or they are not exactly the same or they are not the same and then givea reason for whatever they said.Anchor TaskLet’s see what our sea creature friends areup to!Match the sea creatures in the picture.Concrete  Pictorial
  10. 10. Guided PracticeAre they exactly the same?They are exactly the same.They are the same animal but …
  11. 11. Independent PracticeI can use the Activity Book.
  12. 12. Independent PracticeI can also use other lessons for children to consolidate the key ideas of the lesson.For example, I can ask pair of children to ‘build’ their Twin Cities. There are so manyother ways a teacher can use to provide practice based on their interests, abilityand also the theme of that week..I drew a yellowbuilding.I drew a yellowbuilding, too.But they arenot exactly thesame