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Developing and Implementing a Unit of Study (Fall Birds). Cindy Gennarelli, M.Ed. Liz Cottino, M.Ed. Hope D’Avino Jennings, ECE Emeritus. Hope. I am a retired early childhood educator. I live in a log cabin with my husband,4 bunnies,a guinea pig and a cat .

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developing and implementing a unit of study fall birds

Developing and Implementing a Unit of Study (Fall Birds)

CindyGennarelli, M.Ed.

Liz Cottino, M.Ed.

Hope D’Avino Jennings, ECE Emeritus

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Hope
  • I am a retired early childhood educator. I live in a log cabin with my husband,4 bunnies,a guinea pig and a cat.
  • I garden,hike,watchwildlife,raise and butterflies,takecare of my furry family and enjoy photography.
  • I am a member of the Monarch Teacher Network.We are a group of teachers dedicated to helping educators bring nature into the lives
  • You can find me @

http://www.misshope.org/

or on Pinterest

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Liz
  • I enjoy shopping and trying out new recipes
  • I like to travel and have been to many islands and countries
  • I am tri- lingual
  • You can find me on Pinterest
cindy
Cindy
  • I love family & family traditions, cooking, baking, crossword puzzles and hiking
  • I also love to have my home filled with family and friends
  • I am an aspiring photographer, gardener, hiker, and wish I could sing, play a musical instrument, dance and swim
  • Find me on Pinterest
share reflect collaborate
Share – Reflect - Collaborate
  • The purpose of this presentation
why have a p d workshop
Why have a P D workshop
  • We need to have background concrete information about a topic before teaching it
  • We need to know the difference between real experiences and meaningless experiences

We need to be invested in the topic

question to ponder
Question to ponder…
  • Why is this curriculum topic worthwhile and is it worthy of the children’s time and energy?
thoughts to remember
Thoughts to remember
  • we can not expect the other adults in the classroom to be able to introduce and use the materials with children if they have not had an opportunity to explore with and understand the learning outcomes that can result from these materials
  • (i.e. If the adult does not feel comfortable using vocabulary, how can we expect the children to gain mastery of the words?)
developing curriculum
Developing curriculum
  • Information Gathering
  • Turn and talk with a partner
  • (K and and W)
  • Use the green for the K chart
  • Use the white for the W chart
setting the stage
Setting the stage…
  • Does the curriculum focus on a deeper knowledge and understanding of the children’s natural environment?
guided imagery eyes closed
Guided Imagery (eyes closed)
  • Imagine your ride to work
  • The cell phone rings
  • You spilled some coffee
  • You are stuck in traffic and are caught behind a school bus….
  • You park and have to get into the building
  • What do you see? What do you hear?
now let s try this again
Now let’s try this again

Close your eyes and imagine you are walking from your car to the building

You look on the ground

you look in the sky

you listen to the sounds of nature

What do you see? What do you hear?

if you feed them they will come
If you feed them they will come…

Plan in advance…

Pick a location fairly close to your window or your outdoor space…

Involve the children – don’t be a party planner!

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Teachers need to be intentional and purposeful without compromising the authenticity of the study or becoming didactic (for example)
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Two preschool teachers interpretation of an investigative study of fall and winter birdsHope – former preschool teacher (3 year olds)Liz- preschool teacher(4 year olds)

ask yourself
Ask yourself
  • What new vocabulary might the children learn throughout this unit?
  • Turn and talk

Together with your partner list at least 5 high frequency words

(teach for comprehension)

Use the pink cards

children need to make connections between the text and their environment

Children need to make connections between the text and their environment

Teachers start collecting books.

They always read the stories and make notations.

This is how they start to develop the center activities.

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Children lead the way, they are the researchers, the investigators, and the protagonists of their own learning
surprise we ve selected the following people as volunteers to play our game
Surprise! we’ve selected the following people as volunteers to play our game

Chris Cocola

Kristina Deak

Raquel Lima

Terri Shatmeyer

Melinda Mendez

who am i
Who Am I?

I am a male

I have a crest

I say, “purdy, purdy”

I am red

Who am I?

I am black and white

I am very social

I will eat a seed out of your hand if you stay perfectly still

I say, “dee, dee, dee”

who am i1
Who am I?

I have bluish grey wings

I have a white breast

I walk upside down

I eat insects and seeds

I like the winter

I am black

I am big

I am loud

I eat everything

I say, “caw, caw”

music and movement
Music and Movement

What would you do when the music stopped?

How do they move?

Find your way to the feeder

Find shelter in the storm

revisiting children s anecdotes
Revisiting children’s anecdotes
  • We need to hear the children’s voices before we attempt to interpret the meaning behind their work
interpreting our new understanding
Interpreting our new understanding
  • Are the activities an extension of an in depth investigation and to they lead to engagement, curiosity, exploration, and discovery.