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Students will identify characteristics of the seasons through pictures.
Students will complete a drawing representing each season.
Students will explain the idea of seasonal change to another classmate.
Students will successfully label each season from 1 to 4.
- Tell students: Today you will learn about the seasons. By the end of class, you will be able to describe differences and similarities for each season.
- Display pictures representing winter, autumn, spring, and fall on the board. Ask the class to identify each season.
- Discuss seasonal characteristics as a class. Write out some of the responses you hear (for example, "cold" or "flowers").
- Ask students: What kind of colors will you see during each season and why? How do you know when the season is changing? What type of activities might you do during one season but not another?
- Discuss what makes the seasons similar. Bring up the concept of a yearly 'cycle.' Ask: In what order do the seasons occur?
- Distribute blank sheets of paper. Demonstrate how to fold the paper to make four distinct sections. Tell the students to draw one season in each of the four sections. Ask them to think about the seasonal 'cycle.' Tell them to draw the seasons in the order they would like to see them occur in real life.
- Tell students to discuss their drawings with a classmate. Why did you draw the seasons in any particular order? Which is your favorite time of year? Walk around the class and listen to each pair of responses.
- Students are assessed by their ability to draw each season appropriate to its characteristics.
- Students should be able to demonstrate their understanding of seasonal changes through classmate dicussions.
For the future, students may engage in a writing activity and describe each of the seasons in a sentence. They can use the words written on the board as a guide.