Sample of an all about me book
Title of the Lesson: My Family - What are my traditions? Where did my family come from? What are foods we enjoy?
Beginning the last week in November, I will begin a lesson on traditions and families. We will have a lesson on family dynamics and who is in my family. From there we will discuss celebrations and the ways our families celebrate events such as birthdays, holidays, and other special days. This will take us into the middle of the second week. At the beginning I will send home information to the parents in order to have accurate information about the student. This packet will include a get to know my family worksheet in which the family can design and create a poster with information and pictures. This will be basic information including family members, favorite toy, favorite book, what do you call your grandparents, favorite food, and something we do as a family. The next week we will share these items. After we have begun a discussion and learning opportunity for traditions and culture another information sheet will be sent home. This will explain that the parents can provide pictures, stories, or other information in which the student can bring to school to share. The teacher will help each student to place their information on a format in which he/she can share with the class. Ideas range from storyboard, posters, videos, or voiceovers in which the teacher can explain the tradition and the student can show a picture.
Birth to Five Louisiana Standard: CSS.4.4.1- Explore music, dance, dress, foods, and traditions of own family and other cultures
Student ISTE standard: 1.6.c- Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations
Accommodations and Modifications: The learners within the setting are mostly non verbal students with a disability. Those that are verbal are only using one to two word utterances. I have provided the parents with instructions on the types of information to submit. Examples include pictures, videos, music, and drawings.
Assessment: completed project, Student engagement in the activity and sharing of creation. The teacher assist in the final project. This can include videos from family, music enjoyed by a families culture, and/or pictures that can be brought into class. The teacher will upload videos on the smart board to share. If family members decide to scan and email pictures the teacher will assist in placing them in a digital format for the learner to share. Learners will also be allowed to bring in a poster, scrapbook, or photo album of items they wish to share as the final project.