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Geo Jammin' - Day 7, Lesson 21: Dear George

Katie Koehnemann
Bay District Schools

Description

In their journals, students write a letter to Geo George reflecting on the unit, activities, and things they learned. Included will be their favorite part of the unit, the hardest part for them, what they learned, and their thoughts on their performance.

Objectives

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

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

-Student Math Moments journals or writing paper
-Transparency of Gee Whiz! task sheet (See Associated File)
-Writing implements for each student
-Geo George puppet
-Overhead projector with projection surface
-An Assessment Management Tool for each student (See Associated Files in the Unit Plan)

Preparations

1. Decide if students will respond in math journals or writing paper and then have whichever it is they will need.
2. Make a transparency of the Gee Whiz! task sheet.
3. Have ready an overhead projector with projection surface.
4. Gather writing implements for all students.
5. Have on hand the Geo George puppet.
6. Associated File contains:
Gee Whiz! task sheet

Procedures

NOTE: All summative assessments are completed and collected.

1. Geo George explains he must be going because another class somewhere else is waiting for him to arrive. Before he goes, he asks students to write him a letter.

2. Place on overhead the Gee Whiz! transparency. Geo George calls on students to read and share aloud what he would like them to write about. Students say good-byes and exit Geo George! Ask for questions and clarify.

3. Direct students to write in their Math Moments journal or hand out writing paper.

4. Allow students the amount of time they need to complete the writing assignment.

5. Collect. Read before putting in student folders.

Assessments

This is the final reflection for this unit of study. Formative assessment will occur as student letters are read and student understanding is discerned. You may find several students still unclear about a particular concept, many having the same “most difficult” part to the unit. If that is the case, it is suggested that you go back over the misunderstood concept with those students needing more instruction.

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 21 – Dear George,; a Writing 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

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

Attached Files

Student Task Sheet     File Extension: pdf

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