OBJECTIVE:. The students will be able to
State their own favorites in several categories
Assist in manipulating data from a database
Recognize similarities of others and themselves
ACTIVITY: The students built a database with assistance from the teacher and manipulated the information to discover some similarities about themselves and college students.
DESCIPTION OF STUDENT ACTIVITY:
Day One: We had a discussion about our school and others that go to school in different places.
Day Two: After receiving emailed information from some college students, the first graders participated in building a database of the information in the categories we collected. We then had a discussion to see if the students that went to BSU and the students that went to Payette Primary had similar favorites in any of the categories.
Day Three: After we discussed in detail the similarities of each student with a BSU student, the first graders drew pictures of themselves with the BSU student that they had a similar favorite with and wrote a sentence to explain.
Day Four: The students shared their drawings and explained their favorites
DESCRIPTION OF OTHER ACTIVITIES GOING ON IN THE CLASSROOM DURING THE LESSON:
Most of this unit was done whole group. The times that we entered data individually, other students were completing daily seatwork at their desks.
RESOURCE/REFERENCE: First Grade Curriculum/Payette School District
ASSESSMENT: The unit was assessed by teacher observation