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#3383. Easter Egg Surprise

other, level: Kindergarten
Posted Fri Feb 18 04:32:09 PST 2005 by Tracy ().
Liberty, South Carolina
Materials Required: Plastic Egg, paper, pencil, object chosen by student
Concepts Taught: The students will demonstrate the ability to use describing words by giving clues about an object.

South Carolina Standards: K-C1.1: Uses appropriate voice level, phrasing, sentence structure and intonation when speaking. K-C1.3: Takes turns in conversation and stays on topic. K-C1.5: Participates in conversations and discussions. K-C1.8: Uses oral language for a variety of purposes. K-C2.4: Focuses attention on the person who is speaking and listens politely without interrupting. Science- I.A.1.a: Use the senses and simple tools to gather information about objects or events such as size, shape, color, texture, sound, position, and change. I.A.4.a: Use oral language to describe objects. IIA.3.c: Communicate using sensory descriptors.

Objectives:
• The students will demonstrate the ability to use describing words by giving clues about an object.
• The students will demonstrate the ability to use the senses to gather information about a given object.

Materials: Plastic Egg, paper, pencil, object chosen by student

Procedures:

- This lesson will go along with our theme “The Five Senses”. It could also be used during the Easter Unit.
- Before explaining the activity, the teacher will review the five senses. Then she will talk about how we use certain words (soft, hard, hot, cold, round, small, etc.) to describe things.
- Explain to the students that for homework, they will use their senses to describe something.
- Each student will be given a plastic egg with his/her name on it. Explain that they will take this egg home with them and bring it back tomorrow. When they take the egg home, they will find something that they have at home that will fit inside of the egg. It can be anything that they choose.
- The students will also be given a piece of paper. On the paper there will be a place for the students name, what the object is, and three spaces for clues. They will take this paper home with the egg and ask a parent to help them fill it out.
- Once they have found their object, they will use their senses to help them describe the object. They will write down three clues that describe the object. (For example, if a child chooses a piece of chocolate candy for their object, their clues might be one of the following: It is sweet. It is brown. It is round.)
- The next day, the teacher will have a basket set on a table for the students to put their eggs in. The students will hold on to their clues so that no one else can see them.
- When it is time to share, each student will come to the carpet with his/her clues.
- The teacher will review the five senses with the students. She will also review the instructions with the students.
- Next, the teacher will pick one egg at a time. When she calls a child’s name, the student will come to the front with the clues.
- The teacher (or the child if they are able to read) will read the three clues. The other students will have a chance to guess what the object is. After they have had a chance to guess the object, the student will tell which of the five senses were used for the clues.
- It may take more than one day for every child to have a turn.

Assessment:

The students will be assessed on their ability to use their senses to describe their object. Teacher observation and questioning will also be methods of assessment for this activity.