Sultan Qaboos UniversityCollege of EducationEarly Childhood departmentAssignment (3): Sharing of an Exemplary Learning TaskSubmitted by: Thuraya Al-khalili.ID: 83842Submitted to: Dr. Flick Douglas.Course: ECED4080 “Creating Materials for Use by YoungChildren – Winter 2011”Submission date: Sunday, 11 03 20
Learning Task: improving their ability to build with blocks and complete puzzles.Shapes feely bag. Children are often confused between theDescription: different shapes (circle, square, rectangle, etc). Using their sense of touch to discoverOnly through their sense of touch, children each shape, they recognize the differenceswill be searching for a certain shape (circle, between them, and identify the mainsquare, rectangle, etc) which the teacher features of each shape ex; the triangle has 3asks them to find from the opaque feely bag. sides only, while the square has 4 sides. ThisThey will insert one hand inside the feely activity helps children to seek knowledge inbag and try to identify a particular shape a fun way.using their prior knowledge about thefeatures of each one. Student Learning Outcomes:Adding and removing shapes from the feely Geometrics: Differentiates betweenbag depends on each child’s level. Start with various shapes.4 shapes or less, and add some according tothe child’s progress. Prerequisite Concepts, Concepts, Skills, & Values:Age group: • Understands the idea of the activity;4 to 6 years uses only his hand to identify theSubject area: shape without looking at the shapes.Mathematics. • Recognizes some shapes visually.Subject Standards: • Has experience in comparing between objects.Geometrics. Learning Theory & InstructionalSubject Topic: Strategies:Shapes. • The activity is based upon a cognitive approach where childrenBackground Information: make links with differentChildren who can identify shapes have built experiences (seeing, listening, andskills essential for reading, writing and touching).math. Knowing the different shapes helps • Children are curious learners; theythem recognize numbers and letters as well are in a stage where they discoveras other signs and symbols. Distinguishing the world. This activity responds toamong shapes enhances their play, too, children’s way of learning through
hiding the 2d shape they are looking • Explain for the child that this activity for. is based on the sense of touch only “we do not look inside the bag; we • This activity encourages children to only put our hands to find a shape”. seek knowledge, search, and learn independently. • Because children learn through modeling, pretend that you are the • The activity prepares children for child, and act like you are looking reading and writing. for a certain shape. Remember to describe the shape verbally whileStudent Characteristics touching the shape ex, this shape isAccommodated: similar to the coin shape! So, it is a • This activity meets different circle! developmental stages; through • Tell the child to find you a certain adding and removing shapes from shape to check if the child the feely bag this activity is easily understood the idea of the activity. adapted to the child developmental This way you are stating from the level. basic way “checking for receptive understanding”Introduction of the Learning Task: • Show the child how to tidy-up the • Show the child the location of the activity. activity in the shelf. • Tell the child the name of the Checklist of Tray Items: activity. • Tray. • Walking with the child, ask himher • Box to bring the activity to a table. • A feely bag that contains the shapes. • Open the feely bag for the child, and ask himher to remove the content of Simplification Activities: it. • Focus only in 2 or 3 shapes (circle, • Tell the child that the feely bag square, and triangle). obviously contains different shapes. Extension Activities: • Ask the child to name some shapes. • Ask the child to match between the • As a start put 4 or less shapes inside the feely bag. shapes and their written names. Enrichment Activities:
• Create a feely bag that contains a 3d • Make sure to remove any sharp shapes (cube, cylinder, cone, etc). edges in the shapes.Assessment Techniques: • Use the same color for all the shapes in order to help the child focus on Informal assessment: one difference only to compare between the shapes “number of • Observe the child during the outdoor, sides” rather than the color of the playing time, and snack time. shape. Formal assessment: • Enlarge the font of the shapes cards • The child identifies the shapes names. receptively “gives the teacher a circle, when she asks for a circle”. Key Words: • The child identifies the shapes Feely bag, inside, outside, same, different, expressively “says this is a square”. sides.Evaluation Rubric: Materials needed: 1. Does not distinguish between shapes. Opaque feely bag. 2. Recognizes, and names 5 shapes. 3. Recognizes, and names 10 shapes. 4. Matches the shapes with their name cards.Vocabulary:Circle, square, triangle, rectangle, diamond, Cork.heart, hexagon, oval, pentagon, star.References: • The idea of using the “Feely bag” is from: Barnes, B. (2007). Teaching art to young children 4-9(2nd.ed). New York, NY: Rutledge Flamer. A paper that contains the differentComments Hits, & Suggestions: shapes.
A small box. Written names of the shapes Scissors. (English and Arabic). A cutter. A small tray.
4. Keep the cork shapes inside the feely bag. 5. Laminate the names of the shapes and cut them into small cards. 6. Keep the laminated cards inside a small box to keep it safe.Procedure: 7. Keep the feely bag and the box in 1. Cut the shapes. a small tray. 2. Draw the shapes in the backside of the cork. 3. Cut the shapes using a cutter.