EDN 383 Integrated Weekly Plan Huntley - Huntley 1 Catherine Huntley Karen LaRue EDN 383 5 December 2012 Integrated Weekly Plan The weekly plan I chose

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Huntley 1 Catherine Huntley Karen LaRue EDN 383 5 December 2012 Integrated Weekly Plan The weekly plan I chose to implement is modeled after the kindergarten class I visit every Wednesday morning. There are twenty-two children, ages five and six in the classroom. Their ability levels vary greatly, about seven of the children are ready to begin reading at a first grade level as well as work on first grade sight words, while there are about four children still struggling to grasp the English language. On a normal day, the main teacher and the assistant are both present in the classroom. There is a very warm and encouraging feel to the classroom; the children’s ideas are welcomed and encouraged. The classroom is filled with tons of age appropriate material for the children and the ideas that their teacher comes up with are still fun and fresh, even though she has been teaching long enough to retire soon.
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Huntley 2 Integrated Weekly Plan The weekly plan I chose to implement is modeled after the kindergarten class I visit every Wednesday morning. There are twenty-two children, ages five and six in the classroom. Their ability levels vary greatly, about seven of the children are ready to begin reading at a first grade level as well as work on first grade sight words, while there are about four children still struggling to grasp the English language. On a normal day, the main teacher and the assistant are both present in the classroom. There is a very warm and encouraging feel to the classroom; the children’s ideas are welcomed and encouraged. I chose a farm theme for my weekly plan for a few reasons, the first being that the children were going on a field trip to a farm right after Thanksgiving break. My other reason for choosing a farm theme is because I realized that there are not many farms in Wilmington, which leads me to believe that the children might not know as much as you would think about farms and farm animals. This also seemed like a fun theme to implement in a classroom based on the amount of ideas I was able to come up with. The activity “Will this Dissolve?” came about when one of the sugar cubes fell into our water table trough and the students noticed that the cube began to grow smaller and eventually disappeared. They were so fascinated by this I knew I had to do an actual activity with them about what objects will and will not dissolve. I included a leaf, a piece of hay, feed, a sugar cube, salt, and pepper. I wanted to pick objects the children could find on a farm and I added pepper because I thought the children would be fascinated by how strange pepper acts in water. Once the children have completed the activity and have an idea of what might dissolve and what might not, they will be asked to find two objects that dissolve and two that do not. We will have a day where we experiment, as a class, with the objects each student brought in.
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