1. Topic-
Day and Night- differentiating between the different times of day and the items/images associated with each
2. Content-
Children will talk about the different items/activities/ feelings/ images they associate with the nighttime. In addition to time, children will focus on enhancing counting skills as they count various objects associated with the night sky.
Keywords: moon, stars, dark
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Children will be able to successfully count from 1-10.
2.Children will know and understand the differences between day and night.
3.Children will successfully identify objects associated with the evening time of day.
4. Objectives-
1.Children will successfully (and with guidance) count the objects shown in the book.
2. Children will create a nighttime sky of their own using paper and crayons.
3. Children will successfully count the objects shown in their own picture.
5. Materials and Aids-
Book: Goodnight Moon 123- A counting book
based on the book by Margaret Wise Brown
pictures by Clement Hurd
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Children will sit in a circle in preparation to read the story.
2.Children will be guided in a discussion about the different things they see in the sky during the evening portion of the day.
3.Children will continue the discussion and talk about the things they do at home at night.

B. Development-

1. Teacher will wrap up discussion by explaining that we will be reading a story all about the nighttime.
2.Teacher will read the story slowly and encourage children to count along after each phrase has been read.

C. Practice-

1.Teacher and children will talk about what has been read making sure that each child is aware of the main focus of the book.
2.Children will be guided to a table area with crayons and pre-cut circles.
3.Children will be able to draw what they see in their nighttime skies.

D. Independent Practice-

As children work, teachers will float amongst the table asking children to explain what is that they see in their evening skies.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Should children need more explanation, teachers should be floating amongst the table to guide the children in further discussion about the evening and what they see, hear, feel.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Teachers should listen to the conversations taking place amongst the children concerning the book, concept, and project.
2. Children should be asked questions such as "Can you tell me about what you've drawn in your nighttime sky?" to ensure that they have grasped the concept.

G. Closure-

1. Children should be able to make any final comments or thoughts that they have about the project, the evening, or the differences between day and night.
2. The teacher should give final concluding remarks being sure to include some of the keywords and explain to children that their art work will be hung up in the classroom or placed in their personal areas for parents and guardians to see.
7. Evaluation-
The teacher should review the pieces of artwork to ensure that each child has grasped the concept and understands some of the objects associated with the "night" such as stars, moon, and darkness.
8. Teacher Reflection-
The teacher, after careful reflection, may choose to carry out the project a bit differently the next time they have children repeat this specific project. They may incorporate different materials and supplies to use to create an even more exciting nighttime sky.

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