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Early Childhood Education

Learning Experience Plan

Name: Alyssa Barry Lesson Title: Worm Investigation

Date: 4/11/18 Grade Level: Pre K Circle one: ECE PKSN
Standard(s)/Guideline(s): Use simple tools to extend investigation (A8) (Science), Shows regard for the feelings of other living things (B10) (Social and
emotional), Explore objects and materials (A1) (Science)
Pre-assessment of current knowledge:
Students knew that worms lived on the ground or in the grass but had difficulty describing what they looked like.

Instructional Objectives (1-2) Assessment of Student Learning Learning Experience

One/Two Assessed Instructional Identify Evidence: (What will you collect or record as data Academic Language: Observe, explore, investigate,
Objective(s): The student will be to demonstrate students have met your objective(s) and question, coordinate, materials, respond
able to... skill?)
Use a magnifying glass Procedural steps:
Use language to share Did the student use the magnifying glass? 1. We will begin by exploring outside. Children will have
observations the option of using their hands to try to find worms in
the dirt.
Did the student handle the worm carefully? 2. They will place the worms into the worm farm.
3. We will go inside and wash our hands.
One Assessed Developmental 4. Students will be in their centers and have the option
Skill: to come to a table to look at the worms closely using
Did the student explore the worms, soil and other materials? magnifying glasses (4-5 students at a time).
Coordinates the use hands/ 5. Paper will be provided for students to make
fingers/ wrist to manipulate objects observational drawings.
(B1) 6. Books will also be available for students to look
through or they can ask an adult to read to them.
Safety Considerations: 7. During “recall” time we will finish our KWL chart that
Make sure children do not put was introduced in our hook lesson by asking the
anything in or near their mouths Program Monitoring: (How will you aggregate or compile students what they learned about worms.
Make sure they handle the worms your evidence into a class or group view?)
with care Authentic Materials: (Describe authentic real life, hands-on
Make sure children wash hands materials.)
after dealing with dirt and the Spreadsheet checklist Soil, worms, magnifying glass, worm farm, books, paper and
worms. Bar graph for pre/post assessment crayons.
Adult Roles:
Read books
Answer questions
Help children to be safe
Demonstrate how to use a magnifying glass
Early Childhood Education
Learning Experience Plan

This lesson helped me learn that my students really enjoy hands on activities. I loved that I was able to bring the worms into the

classroom, so they could feel them rather than just show them a picture or a video. It was also nice that we could find worms outside so

that they could have that authentic experience. I think that my lesson plan went well but there are some things that I would have

changed if I were to do it again. One thing that I would have done is I would have asked more specific questions about the worms

during recall time. I was asking the students what they learned about worms rather than specifics like what it felt like, looked like, etc.

and at this age the students need more guidance.