Final Showcase Project Design
This is a refined version of your earlier project proposal and should contain many more details. It
should also contain an assessment rubric that must reflect each objective of your entire project.
An example of a rubric will be provided in this module.
Designer Topic: #2 Teaching Critical Thinking Strategies in the Classroom through Aesthetic
Designer Topic Title: The Addition of Nursery Rhymes with Art into a Spring Reading
Name of teacher/designer: Shari Grabow
Grade level and/or discipline: Kindergarten
Date of completion: April 14, 2010
Name of Peer Reviewer: Megan Askegaard
Designer Topic Focus: Integrating my Nursery Rhyme unit into my yearly end-of-the-year
spring program. My spring program currently includes the reading of student creations, some
music with actions, and artistic creations that show parents some of the things they have learned
during Kindergarten. I would like to add nursery rhyme drama, nursery rhyme songs with
actions, and nursery rhyme art creations.
Designer Topic Objectives: (state clearly 5-7 learning objectives)
The student will:
• gain an appreciation for classic Mother Goose nursery rhymes.
• learn new vocabulary through the nursery rhymes.
• learn how to rhyme through fun rhymes and songs.
• explore other versions of rhymes through books, songs, and websites provided by
• illustrate and narrate a favorite nursery rhyme.
• perform the class’s two favorite nursery rhymes for an audience.
ArtsConnectEd: Tools for Teaching the Arts. (1998). Retrieved April 8, 2010, from
Just Playing: Nursery Rhymes and Silly Stuff. (n.d.). Retrieved April 14, 2010, from
Nicky’s Nursery Rhymes. (2010). Retrieved April 14, 2010, from
www.MotherGoose.com. (1998). Retrieved April 14, 2010, from
Hartmann, J. (1998). Rhymin’ to the Beat. (v.1). [CD]. St. Petesburg, FL: Hop 2 It Music.
Hartmann, J. (1999). Rhymin’ to the Beat. (v.2). [CD]. St. Petesburg, FL: Hop 2 It Music.
Leap Into Learning, Inc. (2005). Leap into Nursery Rhymes [CD-Rom]. Omaha Public
Briggs, R. (1966). The Mother Goose Treasury. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.
Myers, B. (1988). A Mix-and-Match Book: Mixed-up Rhymes. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc.
Reed, P. (1963). Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes. New York: Atheneum.
Wilhelm, H. (1989). Mother Goose on the Loose. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
1. Read and distribute copies of nursery rhymes which they will add to their own Nursery
2. Discuss vocabulary words in nursery rhymes.
3. Share music by Jack Hartmann that represents each nursery rhyme.
4. Ask children to create actions for each song.
5. Play songs and have children perform actions from children’s nursery rhyme choices
6. Provide websites and CD-Rom to students to use during play time and at home.
7. Share books with different versions at story-times.
8. Ask children to vote on favorite nursery rhymes.
9. Choose the top 2 voted rhymes and have them practice actions and drama for those songs
that match those rhymes.
10. Have children practice their nursery rhymes as a group.
11. Have each child choose their favorite nursery rhyme to illustrate.
12. Have each child practice reciting their favorite nursery rhyme.
13. I will scan illustrations into a power point presentation.
14. Have children each narrate and record their nursery rhyme into the power point.
15.Show children the art collection from Mod.4 to better prepare children for their
16. Practice with children several times.
Topic 2 Below Basic Excellent Proficient Total
Expectations 1 2 3 4
Participated in class
Participated in class decisions
on movement and actions
Created a detailed illustration
of favorite nursery rhyme
Narrated nursery rhyme
Participated in program
4 Proficient: Does all of the work beyond expectations and as asked.
3 Excellent: Does all of the work to the best of their ability and make great attempts at
doing their best.
2 Basic: Does all the work satisfactory and makes an attempt at completing work.
1 Below Expectations: Does not work to ability and makes little or no attempt when
SHOWCASE Plan overview:
I am creating a Slide Share Presentation page that will include photos of my students’ nursery
rhymes displayed, photos of the students practicing their nursery rhyme songs with actions, and
pictures of the costume and props that my students will be using for “I Know an Old Lady that
Swallowed A Fly.”
I will create a link to websites that I have provided. I will create a link to the power point of
nursery rhyme illustrations and narrations. I will provide some video footage of my students
performing both nursery rhyme choices. I will include this project plan with rubric used and
detailed list of all resources.
Peer Reviewer Evaluation: