Many of my classes this year have placed emphasis on creating informative and inspiring lesson plans. I have included some samples of my work below.
Physical & Health Education: Olivia Winther and I created this eight lesson unit plan on nutrition aimed at the middle school age range, specifically grade eight. Our unit plan strives to equip students with a foundational understanding of nutrition. Over the course of eight lessons, we address topics such as macronutrients, micronutrients, food advertising, food preparation, eating disorders, and community meals. This unit includes several assessment tools and inclusive episodes.
Sydney Reisig, Erin Fletcher, and I created this four lesson mini unit on basketball for grades three and four. This unit plan aims to give students the tools to develop fundamental basketball skills while learning how be a good teammate.
English Language Arts: The purpose of this lesson is to give students the opportunity to be content creators. Students will express themselves through art (making clay sculptures and painting), oral language, play, and the written word. By taking a multimodal approach, this project allows children to enrich their skills in different types of literacy (art literacy, oral literacy, written literacy, outdoor literacy, physical literacy) collaboratively and individually. By engaging in outdoor literacy, the students will begin to understand the important impact that the environment makes on their lives. By having a foundation of respect for the environment, students will be more open to learning about indigenous studies, geography, ecology, and biology. Before starting this lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the components of a story.
Drama: Maeve Poulin created the story drama, “Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type” in order to promote the development of verbal skills as well as to promote social responsibility. “Click Clack Moo Cows that Type” includes several repeated phrases throughout the book which allows students to practice saying them out loud. This also helps students gain confidence speaking in front of their peers.