ACTIVITY: Watching and listening
The Kids ABC international video will introduce the students to the differences of day and night and where the sun/stars/moon belong. This video will build on their already existing knowledge and experience of knowing that day time is light and you are awake, and night time is dark and you are asleep.
2 Direct Instruction
Using the YouTube video by Kids ABC International the students will be asked to all come to sit and watch the video on the classroom interactive whiteboard. The video will play the story parts and (you will need to manually) skip over the pre-done activity parts in the video. The link used for the video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2PXS-4Flf0 .
3 Guided practice
Using teacher cut outs and pictures of the sun, moon, stars, and different objects that are either used during the day or night. Students will either be asked which ones belong where? “Does the sun belong in the sky during the day or the night?”, “*student name* do you go outside to play on the playground at night or during the day?”. This activity will go on until all students have been asked a question or have raised their hand to share their answer.
4 Independent practice
ACTIVITY: Displaying learnt knowledge
After having a class discussion on night and day the students will be asked to return to their desks to fill out a question sheet. Questions displayed on the sheet will include “where does the moon go?”, “When do you play outside?”, “Do the stars come out as the same time as the moon?”. Once students have completed this sheet and have handed it in. I will let them use their drawing books to draw i1 thing that they like to do during the day and one thing they like to do during the night.
Once the students have finished their individual activity and have spent some time enjoying drawing activities they do at night and during the day, they will be asked to join each other once again on the floor in front of the interactive whiteboard to watch a fun episode of PBS Learning Media about night and day. The following link will be used http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/7fa19643-d979-4e76-86cb-c370592... . After the completion of the video students will be asked to spread out into a circle and the teacher will go around the circle asking each student which one is their favorite – night or day? Students will be re-iterating the knowledge they’ve learned.