My first math lesson plan is called Rock Around the Clock is meant whose purpose is to learn multiplication tables. Using a worksheet, the children write the multiplication table they are working on in a star in the middle of the sheet while a track of numbers surrounds it on each side. The game begins at the starting line where they multiply the number on the outside of the track by this number and then write the answers of the multiplication table in the boxes on the inside of the track. Children should have two to three minutes to complete the race. In order to adjust the level of difficulty, have the children with a better grasp of the material finish a worksheet with both sides and children with a lesser grasp or of a younger age can perform +1. +2 instead of using multiplication tables. This lesson plan develops the cognitive circle of development because it focuses on memory, recall, divergent thinking, abstract thinking, and reasoning skills. The child is using his reasoning skills and memory to win the race.
My second math lesson, Cooking a Cake, involves a worksheet consisting of two columns below a space for their name and an introduction entitled Time Problem. The question is I put a cake in the oven to cook for half an hour. What time will it be ready if I put it in at? The column on the left will have boxes running down the page with various times but either on the hour or half
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hour with an arrow pointing to an empty box on their right for the answer. The lesson’s purpose is to learn how to tell time and it can be altered for age appropriateness by simply making the times more difficult. It would be considered cognitive circle of development as in the lesson above because a child is using his mind to deduct answers that he or she is recalling from memory.
The name of my first lesson plan for science is called Animals in their Habitats. It’s purpose is to have children learn how to collect information and to institute data interpretation. You simply take them outside and have them tally the groups of bugs you have decided to include on your list then have then convert them to numbers or the opposite. Then you have then make a bar chart with their results on the bottom of the worksheet. To adjust for age or learning level, all you would need to do is adjust the number of bugs you would like collected or increase the number of groups. This lesson is both psychomotor and cognitive because it involves physical activity and the use of the mind’s reasoning powers to put together the bar graph.
My second science lesson is called States of Matter. Using Interactive Solutions from the University of Boulder Colorado, students will log onto the site at http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/states-of-matter and watch the different molecules form a solid, liquid or gas. The child then can change the temperature and pressure on the container to see how the molecules react in real time then record the numbers from real time gauge. To adjust the level, you would find the same simulation with a different age level. Its purpose is to teach t
the children about molecules, how they interact with each other and what solids, liquids and
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gases are. This curriculum encompasses the cognitive and psychomotor circles because it uses physical activity to impress a lesson and the child must use reasoning.
My first history plan is entitled the First Thirteen Colonies and its purpose is to teach the children about history. All it entails is constructing a simple Power Point presentation using maybe 10-13 slides with photographs telling the story and being accompanied by a simple caption. It can be adjusted for any age group or subject, by altering the content, length of presentation and captions. This is an exercise in cognitive and psychomotor development circles because of the use of memory, reasoning and associating relationships while interacting visually with the slide show.
The second history lesson, Diamond Jubilee Day, is another curriculum to teach children history. You construct sheets for the children with picture and caption of the subject off kilter in the center and then scatter boxes with instructions for corresponding pictures for the children to cut on their own and then affix to the board. All the boxes have arrows pointing towards the event. This is a great way to interactively involve children’s impressions of the event and can be adjusted for any situation at will depending on the circumstances. You can change the events or make the tasks in the boxes easier or more difficult based on the children’s familiarity with the material. This activity would have to be cognitive, psychomotor and the creative circles of development as they are using their minds, actual physical tasks and asked to use their own judgment of what photograph they should put in the box.
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My first lesson plan for physical education is called Video Recorder to get their muscles moving before the most intense part of class. The children participate for 15 minutes and respond to the following commands:
Pause-Jump on the spot
Record: Pull a funny face
The difficulty level of this exercise can be adjusted by changing the speed or duration of the commands and is definitely a psychomotor behavior circle.
The second physical education lesson is Heart Rate Investigation. The children carry out certain physical activities and then take their pulse over 15 seconds. They then multiply this reading by 4 to get beats per minute. You have to show the children how to find their pulse either through the wrist or carotid artery. The children then place their information in a chart and determine their own heartbeat. The game can be changed by making the intervals longer, or taking the heart beat rate down to beats per second. This activity is both cognitive and psychomotor because of the use of reasoning and the expenditure of physical effort during interaction.
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My first lesson plan for art is Portrait Lesson PowerPoint. It can be used for all groups to introduce them to art. The slides can be of famous portraits, painters, equipment, etc. This activity is both cognitive and psychological because of the visual interaction and memory.
My last art lesson is the Rainbow Fish Art Project. Students are read the story Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and talk to the students about what happens in the story, namely why the fish gave away his scales and what would have happened if he didn’t. Then have the students draw a shape of a fish on construction paper and finish coloring the fish as well as the background environment. Used to teach the concepts of color, space and simple lines, this technique can be altered in difficult by either not using a story and having the students draw, or having the students draw a more complex picture. This lesson would be considered cognitive, psychomotor and creative as it draws upon all those tools for the child to grasp the content.