Caps for Sale!
Materials: laminated graph paper (with large squares), Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina, a variety of caps (about 12), 2 wet erase markers
Catch ľa-sense: Wear a cap or two
Objective 1: (15 mins.)
TLW: answer your questions about the book orally
Each student will participate.
Objective 2: (3 mins.)
TLW: predict how many hats a child can balance on his/her head.
Each child will predict.
Objective 3: (8 mins)
Model how the students should graph on the giant graph paper.
TLW: graph the number of hats he/she could balance on his/her head.
Each student will graph at some point in the day. For this lesson, only three children will graph due to time restraints.
Closure: (5 mins.)
At the end of day, when every child has had a chance to graph, they will decide who could balance the most, and who balanced the least.
TOTAL TIME: Apx. 20 mins. plus time to allow other students to graph.
Question to Use throughout the Lesson
1. What is a peddler?
2. Where did his hats go?
3. What should he do?
4. Why do you think the hats fell off your head?
5. How many do you think will stay on?
6. Who could balance the most?
7. Who could balance the least?