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# Tech Center Preschool Lesson Plan

## Learning Objective: To strengthen the childrens ability to identify defining

characteristics in seashells. To sharpen the ability to count and identify
numbers.

Developmental Goals:

## Uses number concepts and operations, counts, quantifies, and

connects numerals with their quantities
Explores and describe spatial relationships and shapes
Demonstrates knowledge about the characteristics of different things
Demonstrates knowledge of earths environment

Materials: (list)

Seashells
Swedish fish
All about seashells book
Fish bowl paper
Dice

Motivation/Introduction

Good morning boys and girls! Today we are going to count fish and sort
seashells.

Procedures:

1. The teacher will say, Good morning boys and girls! Today we are going
to count fish and sort seashells.
2. The teacher will have the child roll the die.
3. Then the teacher will say, Lets put the same amount of fish that you
rolled on the die onto the fish bowl.
4. Then the teacher will help the preschooler count and identify the
number rolled on the die.
5. The teacher will then count the fish onto the bowl along with the
preschooler.
6. Process repeated 3-5 times.
7. Then the teacher will say, Now lets sort our seashells.
8. The teacher will have the preschoolers sort the seashells be size, color,
texture, and shell type.
9. The teacher will say A mollusk is a sea animal that grows its own shell
for protection from predators. A predator is an animal that hunts and
eats other animals.
10. The teacher will say, Mollusk can live in fresh water too! In
places like lakes, rivers, and streams.
11. The teacher will then read the All about seashells book to further
educate on the importance of seashells.
12. The teacher will say, Now next time you are at the beach and
see a seashell you will know where it came from and how important it
is to the animals that once lived in them.

Closure/Review:

The teacher will say, Now next time you are at the beach and see a seashell
you will know where it came from and how important it is to the animals that
once lived in them.

Open-Ended Questions:

## 1. What kind of animals live in seashells?

2. Can shells be found in other places than the beach? Where?
3. How many different ways can we sort seashells? How?

Targeted Vocabulary:

## Predator- animal that eats other animals.

Seashells- shells that are in the ocean and were left behind by animals that
once lived in them.

## Protection- something that protects something from something else.

Citation: (Where did you get the idea for your lesson? Magazine, website,
teacher, etc.)
Mailbox magazine