-Discussion of the seasons
-The Seasons Song
Have the children gather around on the carpet.
Question: What are the four seasons on Earth?
Discuss the four seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter) with the children. Explain the different temperatures and changes each have.
Question: What season is it right now?
Together as a class sing:
Seasons of the Year
(to the tune of "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush")
CHORUS: Here we go round the year again, The year again, the year again. Here we go round the year again, To greet the different seasons.
Wintertime is time for snow. To the south, the birds will go. It's too cold for plants to grow Because it is the winter.
Here we go round the year again, The year again, the year again. Here we go round the year again, To greet the different seasons.
In the springtime, days grow warm. On the plants, the new buds form. Bees and bugs come out to swarm Because it is the spring.
In summertime, the days are hot. Ice cold drinks I drink a lot! At the beach, I've got a spot Because it is the summer.
Fall is here, the air is cool. Days are short, it's back to school. Raking leaves is now the rule Because it is autumn.
Cognitive Theory-taking what they have previously learned about seasons and applying it to new information.
Choice Theory-students have a choice on answering the question and how they would like to answer that question.
Cooperative Learning-students are working together to answer and sing a song about seasons.
Thematic Instruction- taking skills of reading and singing to sing the song of seasons.
Read Aloud-students are reading/singing words a loud together.