Students will create a mural depicting themselves participating in an activity appropriate for the season they are studying.
One per class:
One per student:
My Favorite Time of Year by Susan Person
Summer by Nicola Baxter (also Spring, Autumn, Winter)
Caps, Hats, Socks and Mittens by Louise Borden
Summertime by Ann Schweninger (series)
There are four seasons: winter, summer, spring, and fall. Animals and people change their behaviors as the season changes. These unique behaviors help us identify the various seasons.
Intended Learning Outcomes
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written and nonverbal form.
Symbolization, observation, description/communication, data collection, classification
Invitation to Learn
Ask the students, "What outdoor activities do you like to do during the summer (fall, winter, spring)?" Have the class discuss to discuss their choices.
Each child could ask family members what activities that they enjoy doing during the summer. Choose a summer activity and participate in the activity. Report back to the class what your family enjoys doing.
This activity in itself is an assessment tool. Do the children correctly depict themselves doing activities that are appropriate to the season being discussed?