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I'm currently student teaching in a kindergarten classroom. One of the things I've working on is timing my lessons better to include all components; set, introduction, guided practice, independent practice closure, & assessment. Our science/social block is 30-40 minutes and we alternate between the two subjects. We will be starting a unit of life cycles soon. We will begin the unit with frog life cycles. I always want to keep the students engaged and I know that we will probably discuss frog life cycles for a week & move on to other life cycles. Any suggestions for different lessons/activities for frog life cycles. Also, any suggestions on how to easily include all lesson components. I somewhat struggle w/ introducing the lessons when we talk about a topic over the course of a few days. I also struggle w/ guided practice, specifically for certain activities (ex: crafts). Lastly, how do you actually assess a craft activity, since it's not like a worksheet where you can give a gr...See More
retired K teacher Probably your single best resource for your lesson plans is your cooperating teacher. She is in the room and sees what you are doing and can give you suggestions on ways you can tweak the lesson and your timing. You only have 30-40 min for the lesson so you really don't have a lot of time to spend on any one part. The set and closure shouldn't take...See More
Mar 10, 2017

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