At this point I am not yet a teacher, so I am
creating a lesson for my future students.
When I graduate from Miami in a few years I
want to teach kindergarten. For this lesson
chose science as my topic. I am creating a
lesson to teach kindergarteners the
difference between living and non-lviing. I
am looking specifically at the ocean and
which things in the ocean are living and
which are non-living.
Where will my class be?
I imagine I would introduce this lesson to my
class after they have finished learning about
animals. They will have a knowledge about
different animals and where they live. The
class will also have learned about different
environments. For example
desert, forest, arctic, ect. While we are
studying the ocean I will give my lesson on
living and non-living. This will help students
understand that not everything in the ocean
is living, and some things that do not look
like they are living, indeed are.
Students will be able to correctly
differentiate whether an object given is
living or nonliving by answering the
following questions about an object:
Does the object need food and water?
Does the object grow?
Does the object move?
Students will be able to correctly identify
whether or not objects in the ocean are
living or nonliving.
Students will be able to use the three
questions listed previously to name both
living and nonliving objects.
For this lesson I have chosen to use prezi as my
media. I like the visually appealing aspect of
Prezi, and I think visually it can keep the
attention of a kindergarten class. When giving
this lesson I will project my prezi onto a white
board and have students come up to the
white board to circle things with dry erase
markers. This will keep the lesson interactive so
that they are paying attention and learning.
My slides won’t be very wordy and have mostly
pictures and videos…seeing as how
Kindergartners can’t read very well yet.
Here Is the link to my
The following slides explain how I will use the
prezi in my classroom to keep students
engaged and having fun.
On my first prezi slide It says “ideas”. To begin this
lesson I will simply ask the class if anyone has any
ideas of how to differentiate between living and
nonliving. I will not yet tell the students if they are
correct or incorrect I will simply get there brains
going with some brainstorming. While they are
giving me ideas I will jot them down on the white
board. I will also point to each picture on the
slide (the person, desk, apple, and cat) and
have one student tell me why they think the
object is living or non-living. Again not yet
correcting them just starting to get them
The next slide gives the three rules. I will read
these rules to the class. The slide inside this slide
is a video of some puppies. After showing this
video, I will ask the students the three questions
to help us understand that puppies are living.
The next few slides follow a similar outline, with
videos of objects and then a discussion of why
they are living or nonliving. (I will not use the
sound on these videos because the talking isn’t
relevant to what we are learning)
Ocean objects slide
During this slide I will have children come up
the white board that the prezi is projected
onto and have one student’s circle living
things in one color, and have another
student come up and circle non-living in
After the Prezi
After the Prezi I will give each student a
worksheet, that has a picture of an ocean
scene. I will have the students color the
worksheet, as well as circling as many living
things as they can in a red marker, and as
many non-living things as they can in a
black marker. This will give them a chance
to demonstrate their learning to me, without
the help of their peers so I can make sure
each student understands. The worksheet I
will give is on the slide.
I hope this lesson will be successful in my
future classroom. Even though I did not
necessarily try something new (I have used
Prezi before yes) I did something that I can
actually imagine myself using in the future.
When I created this lesson I was in the mind
set of actually using it to teach a class full of
Kindergarteners. It was great to pretend I
was already a teacher and creating a
lesson for my class
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