1. Topic-
 Weight & Estimation with Hedgie's Surprise
2. Content-
 Read Hedgie's Surprise, Estimate Weight of a Chicken, Cat, & Egg
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
 1.Read Hedgie's Surprise by Jan Brett 2. Use objects from the book to tie into math estimation lesson. 3. Combine real world application with weight measurement.
4. Objectives-
 1.Read and discuss literature. 2. Students will demonstrate accurate estimation. 3. Students will demonstrate accurate measuring ability.
5. Materials and Aids-
 1. Hedgie's Surprise by Jan Brett 2. Estimating Weight Worksheet 3. Scale 4. Internet Access 5. A large egg for each group 6. An acorn for each group 7. A strawberry for each group 8. A mushroom for each group.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

 1. Read Hedgie's Surprise with the class. As you're reading the book, poll the class on objects including the egg, strawberry, acorn, and mushroom. 2. Ask students how much they think a hen may weigh. Ask the students how much they think the egg may weigh. 3. Ask the students what they find exciting about the book.

B. Development-

 1. Upon completion of book reading, remind students of their math lesson on estimation. 2. Pick up a an object off of your desk and ask students to estimate the weight. 3. After polling students, estimate the weight of your object. 4. Weigh your object and compare your estimation with the weight of the object.

C. Practice-

 1. Ask students break into their groups ask them to complete the estimation portion of the worksheet. 2. Once they have completed the estimation portion, pass out a scale for each group. 3. Have the students weigh the objects or use the Internet to research how much an item may weigh.

D. Independent Practice-

 1. Ask the students about objects they use in every day life. 2. Have them ponder the weight of the items, including lunch boxes and backpacks.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

 1. For ELL students, instructor will provide additional time as need. 2. For ELL students, instructor will read questions to the student if requested. 3. For EH students, instructor will provide additional time as need. 4. For EH students, instructor will read questions to the student if need.

F. Checking for understanding-

 1. Poll students during the story on purposes and need for estimation. 2. Model modern uses for estimation in the workplace. 3. Model modern uses for estimation at home. 4. Ask the students how their parents use estimation.

G. Closure-

 1. Ask students to write three sentences on what they learned from their estimation assignment. 2. Collect the estimation worksheets.
7. Evaluation-
 1. Assessment via polling students during the course of the lesson. 2. Grade Estimation Worksheet for understanding.

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