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School District:Iroquois
Unit of Study Title:Catch Me If You Can!
Grade Level:K-2
Time Frame:First week of school
Key Words:First day of school helpers in our school
Unit Designer:Barbara Madison
Unit Designer
Date Added:6/14/2002 9:42:41 AM
Date Last Revised:6/14/2002 9:42:41 AM
Topic Area:Social Science
Peer Reviewer:Cathy Goethel
Peer Reviewer

Brief Summary of Unit: To meet the people that work in our school the kindergartners will look for the gingerbread man that has appeared to run away from the teacher's desk. In the secretary's office, they didn't find the gingergbread man but he had left them a present. The librarian did not have him but she had the book "The Gingerbread Man" to read. In the kitchen/lunchroom they found a snack for the afternoon. The music teacher has a song for them to sing. The PE teacher had something they needed to bring for PE. The custodians introduced themselves and asked them to help keep their room clean. Finally, in the CEO's office they will find the gingerbread man! Throughout the tour, they will take pictures with the digital to make their own book of their visit to share at home and school. On day two, they will watch a PowerPoint of the school workers, play a matching game to match items the worker uses with their picture and make a chart. Day three, we will review the PowerPoint, play musical chairs to name the people and take a test to check for their understanding in knowing the people in their school.
Students will Understand: Performing to your optimum level is done best by feeling you are in a safe environment and having a positive personal relationship with the people you are working with.

Link to Standards #1

Social Science
Students will understand the interrelationships of people, places, and the environment.

Indicator:2.1 Analyze information from geographic representation, tools, and technology to define location and region.
4.1 Analyze the economic impact of the availability and utilization of various resources on society.
4.2 Analyze the role of various economic systems in the social, political, and economic development of societies.
Benchmark(s):utilize data sources and geographic tools to generate, manipulate, and interpret information.
use location, direction, and shape to develop basic mental maps.
use multiple criteria to distinguish various locations, places, and regions.
Other Content Standards:7. demonstrate familiarity with the layout of his or her school.
1. match occupations with simple descriptions of work.

Other Components
Essential Questions to Guide this Unit and Focus Teaching and Learning: How does feeling safe affect your performance?
How does having a positive relationship with the people you are involved with affect your performance?
Key Knowledge and Skills Students will Acquire: The students will demonstrate an understanding of the people that work in their school and the tools that they use to do their jobs.
The students will put a name with a face of the people that work in their school.
Assessment Plan: Chart made by the students of Who I see?, where I see them? and what I use?
Name people in PowerPoint
Observation of students
Learning Activities: Tour of the school with the digital camera to take a picture of each person you meet.
PowerPoint of helpers in the school.
Make a book of school helpers.
Explore a bag of items to match with helpers.
Make a chart of Who I see? Where I see them? and What I use?
Notes:None Listed
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Adapted from the the work of Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins. Understanding by
Design. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Alexandria, VA. 1998.

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