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Gabi Cohen

TLS 321


19 April 2018

Service Learning Project:

1. Age/developmental stage of students: 3-4

2. # of students: 16
3. Overall Lesson Learning Objectives: Connect community surroundings to visual art and
movement activity.

4. Standards:
a. NAEYC Standards:
1. Standard 8: Community Relationships
2. Standard 9: Physical Environment
5. Book: Lucile Colandro/ Jared Lee, There Once Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick

a. Inquiry questions to lead discussion of book

1. Why do you think she’s going to eat a chicken?
2. Are whole chickens something we can eat?
3. What is your favorite thing to eat?

6. Work of Art:

a. Title: Rumba 1: Incubator (for Parkett no. 99), 2017

b. Artist: Cao Fei
c. Media: drawing and prints
d. Why this work of art: Since we have chickens at SSCS and every classroom has a
class pet, I thought they could make the connection and talk about how they
have seen our chickens grow throughout the semester and talk about
similarities and differences between ours and the chicks portrayed in the work
of art. Community and our surroundings are a big part of SSCS’s philosophy, so I
wanted to have a lesson plan that reflected that idea.
e. Inquiry questions:
1. How do you think this piece of art was made? Do you think it was
photographed or painted?
2. Which way are these chicks facing? What are they standing on?
3. What colors do you see in this piece of art work?
4. What do you think these chicks are feeling? Happy/scared?
5. What kinds of ways can we use art to make a chick/animal?
6. What was special that we got to do with the chicken’s names?
7. What is the name of a female/male chicken?
8. Did the chickens in our community grow fast or slow? How do you think the
chickens in this piece of artwork grew in comparison to our chicks? Do all
chickens grow at the same speed?

7. Movement/Music activity: The Chicken Dance!

a. Learning Objective- Moves body with coordination and understands personal
b. Materials- Music from YouTube

c. Prompt/Instructions- Show hand and body movements beforehand and play

music once before so they aren’t hearing it for the first time when doing the
movement activity.

8. Art Lesson: Paint “Zippity Doo-Dah Cluck” our classrooms chicken that we got to name
a. Learning Objective- Able to recognize animal and verbalize/dictate about the
picture to teacher of what he/she drew. I will introduce the art activity after the
book and lead them inside to show the materials and that this is an option open
for today.
b. Materials-
 Yellow paint
 White paper
 Yellow feathers-allows them to paste them onto the glue and
understand the concept that paint is wet and things can stick to it
before it dries.

c. Prompt/Instructions- Paint our class’s chicken using the yellow paint or yellow
pastels. Once the paint dries you have the option to glue on feathers for the
wings. My idea for yellow paint was not to close them off to other colors and
limit their creativity but rather to have them focus on the color of the chick in
the artwork so they felt like real artists and could make a piece of art work that
resembled the piece I chose. I also know my students love to mix colors and
although we do this a lot in school, I did not want the focus of my lesson plan art
project to be about mixing colors but about making a piece of art using the color
from the artwork.