Lesson Plan Date: 06/11/19 Level: Lower Elementary (Pre-K 4) Equipment Animals cards Where do I live worksheet Crayons Pencil Subject: Life Science Standard(s): PK.4. Broad Concept: Children are familiar with living things (plants and animals) and what they need to survive. 2. Observe, describe, compare, and categorize plants and animals. (Students might say, “Birds can fly, but cats can’t.” They notice differences and say, “Some of our plants are tall, and some are short.”) Big Ideas: Animals share many characteristics Animals are different in many ways Animals can be classified in several ways like what they eat, where they live, how they move, etc. Goals/ Objective(s): SWBAT observe, describe and compare different animals What characteristics they share? How they are different? SWBAT categorize animals according to where they live Students will categorize animals who live in the air Students will categorize animals who live in the water Students will categorize animals who live in land SWABT complete the worksheet by drawing an animal that lives in each of the environments. Guided Instruction/ Independent Practice: * * * * Teacher will start the lesson by asking students about their favorite animals and will write them down on the board. Then the teacher will ask what makes the animals on the board similar, and what make them different. Teacher will read the book “Where do animals live?” by Alejandro Algarra; then as a group they will have a brief discussion about new information they got from the book. Teacher will separate the students in small groups, and will provide each group a set of animals’ cards for them to categorize in animals that live in water, land and air. * * * Teacher will walk around to assess the students, and to provide help if needed. When groups are done, the teacher will pass the Where do I live worksheet for them to work on. At the end, the teacher will collect the worksheets to evaluate students’ learning. Closure: * * Students will come together to share their findings. The teacher will ask students for examples of animals who live in water, land, and air to complete the chart on the board. Check for understanding - What makes animals similar? - What makes them different? - Where do animals can live? - Give me an example of an animal that lives in water.