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Geo Jammin' - Day 6, Lesson 20: Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here

Katie Koehnemann
Bay District Schools

Description

Geo George leads students and friends through a review of all targeted standards. Children don their puppets and join their character in chorus, conversation, and choral correspondence.

Objectives

The student writes for familiar occasions, audiences and purposes (including but not limited to entertaining, informing, responding to literature).

The student uses volume, phrasing, and intonation appropriate for different situations (for example, large or small group settings, sharing oral stories, dramatic activities).

The student speaks for different purposes (for example, informing, entertaining, expressing ideas).

The student describes attributes of two-dimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, edges, vertices, angles).

The student describes attributes of three-dimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, vertices, edges, faces, angles).

The student sorts two- and three-dimensional figures according to their attributes.

The student knows the names of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures presented in various orientations in the environment.

Materials

-Geo George puppet
-Student puppets
-8 ˝-inch squares of paper for students to make another puppet if theirs is worn out or forgotten at home (See Associated File in Lesson 17, Geo Sakes Alive! for directions)
-Crayons or markers, just in case
-Quality Speaking poster (Lesson 2, Math Mouth)
-Shape song lyrics on wall chart (Lesson 4, Sing a Song of Shapes)
-Poems on wall chart (Lesson 9, Attribute Attitude and Lesson 10, Patterned Poetry)
-Math Mouth word board (Lesson 2, Math Mouth)
-OPTIONAL: Student poems can be printed on wall chart (Lesson 16, Capturing “Lions” of Poetry)
-OPTIONAL: Doodle Clues transparency (See Associated File in Lesson 11, Poly Doodles All Day)
-OPTIONAL: If you use the Doodle Clues, have an overhead projector with viewing surface
-An Assessment Management Tool for each student (See Associated Files in the Unit Plan)

Preparations

1. Make sure your Geo George is in good working order, and if he is too dog-eared, make a fresh one.
2. Check for completeness and visual positioning of the song lyrics, word board, poems, etc. that students may need to see during this session.
3. Cut 8 ˝-inch squares.
4. Gather markers and/or crayons.
5. Allow time for any student(s) who has forgotten his/her puppet to make another.
6. Use the Assessment Management Tool to record student formative assessment results. (See Associated Files in the Unit Plan)

Procedures

NOTE: This final lesson is for review and warm-up. The performance summative assessment is given this day. The following day the written summative assessment is given. Directions for administering these assessments are in the Associated Files of the Unit Plan.

1. As students arrive they put everything away and get out their geo puppet. Have ready 8 ˝-inch squares of paper so if any puppet has been lost, forgotten, or worn out another can be quickly made.

2. With this warm-up, create a fun, risk-free environment in preparation for the performances.

3. Once all students have a puppet, Geo George makes his appearance. Encourage students and puppet friends to stand and join in to sing, read, recite, and review. Exactly what is done and in what order is entirely up to teacher and class. Do what is enjoyed!
Suggestions:
*Sing the songs together and in rounds.
*Recite the poems chorally and in parts.
*Read the Math Mouth word board.
*Tell what the words are by calling on individual geo puppets.
*Put the Doodle Clues on the overhead and let the puppets respond to the clues.
*Read any of the student poems displayed.
Have fun with the puppets. Set the tone of the classroom for one of joy and excitement to have the chance to perform for others.

4. Listen for correct and accurate responses, level of participation, and confidence in use of the puppet to formatively assess students. If a puppet makes an infraction in voice quality and/or content accuracy, with warmth and enthusiasm build the child’s confidence (as they may be nervous knowing they will have to perform alone today) by offering supportive comments and encouragement.

5. Once students are comfortable and ready to perform, end with Geo George handing out accolades of accomplishment. Ask them to be seated and put puppets away until it's time for the performance assessments to begin.

6. Teacher reminder: Throughout the duration of this unit, students have worked with a volunteer to complete the Copy Cat Shape Gallery activity. (Lesson 8, Copy Cat) Students were to turn in their assessment upon completion. Make sure all students have completed and turned in this summative assessment.

Assessments

Formative assessment of the targeted standards occurs as the students’ puppets interact with Geo George and friends. Carefully guided conversation between puppets offers positive and corrective feedback as exampled in the procedures. Students should have a good understanding of concepts and there should be little need for correction.

Extensions

* Lessons may reflect modifications of, but are designed in conjunction with the Reading Framework approach to classroom instruction and may be adapted to the Four Block Classroom.
1. This is Lesson 20 – Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here; a Working With Words lesson
Lessons 1 – 3 are for Day 1 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lessons 4 – 7 are for Day 2 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lessons 8 – 11 are for Day 3 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lessons 12 – 15 are for Day 4 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lessons 16 – 19 are for Day 5 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lesson 20 is for Day 6 of the unit Geo Jammin’
Lesson 21 is for Day 7 of the unit Geo Jammin’
2. The Beacon Unit Plan associated with this lesson can be viewed by clicking on the link located at the top of this page or by using the following URL: http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/search/details.asp?item=2959. Once you select the unit’s link, scroll to the bottom of the unit plan page to find the section, “Associated Files.” This section contains links to the Unit Plan Overview, Diagnostic and Summative Assessments, and other associated files (if any).
3. The Facts Please, Mr. Mumble is an interactive Student Web Lesson that addresses the standard: the student describes attributes of two-dimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, edges, vertices, angles). Students should visit the lesson regularly for optimal practice in describing two-dimensional attributes. The Facts Please, Mr. Mumble can be visited by clicking the link in the Weblinks section of this lesson plan or by using the following URL: http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/search/details.asp?item=3161
4. Geo Cleo and the Shape Caper is an interactive Student Web Lesson that addresses the standard: the student describes attributes of three-dimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, vertices, edges, faces, angles). Students should visit the lesson regularly for optimal practice in describing three-dimensional attributes. Geo Cleo and the Shape Caper can be visited by clicking the link in the Weblinks section of this lesson plan or by using the following URL: http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/search/details.asp?item=3160
5. Check the Geo Jammin’ Glossary for word definitions. The glossary is located in the Associated File of Lesson 2, Math Mouth.
6. Ask the ESE teacher for further modifications with regards to students needing extra assistance and/or learning strategies.

Web Links

This is an interactive Student Web Lesson that addresses the standard: the student describes attributes of two-dimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, edges, vertices, angles).
The Facts Please, Mr. Mumble

This is an interactive Student Web Lesson that addresses the standard: the student describes attributes of three-dimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, vertices, edges, faces, angles).
Geo Cleo and the Shape Caper

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