*Discuss what is already known about trees
*Talk in-depth about trees
*Ask question from TQPDAC
*Gather children into reading circle
*Remind children that we are learning about things that we have and see in our backyards.
*Read “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein
*Our story is about a tree that offers everything to a boy and helps him when he asks for things.
*Talk with children and discuss that we see trees in our backyards and also what they already learned and know about trees. Ex. The roots, trunk, branches, and leaves.
*Ask question, Have you ever climbed a tree? What do you remember about the tree when you climbed it?
*Talk with children about the textures of the tree, how strong it was, etc.
*Ask question from TQPDAC- What do the parts of a tree look like and what do they do for the tree?
*Inquiry because they are curious and want to learn more
*Cognitive development because they are beginning to know and understand more.
*Knowledge because they have to recall prior knowledge and experiences.
*Problem Based learning is used when the students are given a question and they have to work together to come up with ideas
*Put class into 6 groups
*Move from stations when you hear a bell
*Move class to stations
*Ring bell every 10 minutes until everyone has gone to a station
*Organize students into six groups.
*Explain that we are going to get up close and personal with different parts of trees.
*We will be working with our groups at different stations. There will be 10 minutes at each station.
*When you hear a bell you have to move on to the next station. We will continue until everyone gets through each station.
*Guide and direct students into each of their groups.
*Cooperative learning because the students are working in their groups to come up with a common answer
*Constructivism because they are building on from their previous knowledge.
*Tactile/Kinesthetic because they are able to move around