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You are a teacher at a childcare center  for toddlers. Your class will soon be starting a topic called ‘The  Environment.’ The children in your care come from diverse cultural  

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You are a teacher at a childcare center  for toddlers. Your class will soon be starting a topic called "The  Environment." The children in your care come from diverse cultural  backgrounds, and several of them speak languages other than English at  home.

Focus Assignment: 50 points

Create a science activity plan for this age group that focuses on the  environment. Be sure to provide a description of the activity you plan  to carry out, the child outcomes, the space and materials needed, the  procedures you will follow, and any follow-up activities that may help  reinforce the main activity. In addition, be sure to include elements  that will create a multicultural and anti-bias atmosphere in the  classroom.

Self-Reflection: 50 points

  1. For each element of your activity plan, explain how this  element will help students learn about science and contribute to their  development

5E Lesson Plan

One kind of curriculum that teachers use is called emergent curriculum.  The teachers spend hours observing and interacting with their students to determine their students' interests.  When students are allowed to study their own interests, they are highly motivated, engaged, and focused.  They have fewer behavior problems.  They learn the material because they want to, not because someone is telling them to.  If you currently teach young children, spend some time observing them and listening to them to determine an interest they have.  For example, you may hear them talking about lizards, frogs, birds, rocks, or something else of that nature.  If you do not currently teach young children, think of an interest that you have that might also be interesting to young children.

After you have researched the assigned topic, download the 5E Lesson Plan form and fill it out (typed) with as much detail as you can.  By following the 5 step format of the 5E- engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate- your students will be encouraged to explore and discover in a hands on, active approach to play and learning.

You may have heard the term standard course of study when referring to the standard used to teach children in a K-12 setting. NC Foundations is the equivalent standard course of study for children birth to kindergarten. It is the standard that guides what and how we teach young children in a developmentally appropriate way (NCFELD pg.11). USE NC FOUNDATIONS (NCFELD) book and note which domains, goals, and developmental indicators are being exercised to meet the objective of the lesson. 

Use complete sentences with correct grammar and spelling.  Again, be as detailed as you can be so that a substitute could teach your lesson if you were out of the classroom. After you complete the form, upload it to the assignment link. 

Just a reminder, in addition to the lesson plan (focus assignment), you must also complete the self-reflection by following the instructions outlined in the assignment link.

Focus Assignment:



Activity/Age (must be birth to 35 months depending on the objective of the module):


NCFELD Domains, goals and developmental indicators being supported with a brief explanation as to how and why.

Lesson objective(s):

Differentiation strategies to meet diverse learner needs:


· Describe how the teacher will capture students’ interest.

· What kind of questions should the students ask themselves after the engagement?


· Describe what hands-on/minds-on activities students will be doing.

· List “big idea” conceptual questions the teacher will use to encourage and/or focus students’ exploration


· Student explanations should precede introduction of terms or explanations by the teacher. What questions or techniques will the teacher use to help students connect their exploration to the concept under examination?

· List higher order thinking questions which teachers will use to solicit student explanations and help them to justify their explanations.


· Describe how students will develop a more sophisticated understanding of the concept.

· What vocabulary will be introduced and how will it connect to students’ observations?

· How is this knowledge applied in our daily lives?


· How will students demonstrate that they have achieved the lesson objective?

· This should be embedded throughout the lesson as well as at the end of the lesson


Explanation (5-7 sentences including in-text citations from the chapter)

Justification (5-7 sentences including in-text citations from the chapter)