INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT ON KINDERGARTEN COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS IN GEOMETRY
All of my lessons for my Kindergarten students address the following CSTP and TPE standards:
CSTP STANDARD ONE: ENGAGING & SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS IN LEARNING
- TPE 4: Making Content Accessible
- TPE 5: Student Engagement
- TPE 6: Developing Appropriate Teaching Practices
- TPE 4: Teaching English Language Learners
Each lesson makes content accessible and provides comprehensible input for all students, especially English Language Learners. I engage students with technology and enhance their experiences by tapping into, fostering, and developing their Multiple Intelligences. Thus, I focus on creating instructional strategies that tailor all of my students' needs.
CSTP STANDARD FOUR: PLANNING INSTRUCTION & DESIGNING LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR ALL STUDENTS
- TPE 8: Learning about Students
- TPE 9: Instructional Planning
To learn more about each student in my Kindergarten fieldwork classroom, I conducted a Multiple Intelligences survey. Furthermore, I created assessments that allowed them to demonstrate mastery of the content standard.
This lesson plan focused on the study of triangles. It included inquiry-based learning and presented real-world connections for students. Thus, I emphasize the importance of knowing that shapes, especially triangles, are everywhere.
This is a potential lesson I would teach to Kindergarten students that assesses their overall knowledge of shapes. It includes accuracy of precision and using mathematical reasoning.
This is also a potential lesson that involves reasoning to compare and contrast between 2D and 3D shapes. Students build on their knowledge of 2D shapes and transfer their skills to differentiating between 2D and 3D objects.
This engaging inquiry-based lesson focuses on students modeling shapes after their environment. It incorporates many activities that follow Bloom's taxonomy.
This lesson actually introduced students to cooperative learning structures and provided multiple opportunities to enhance their interpersonal skills.
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