The lesson plan that I used was for a creative art lesson involving fall reflections through art. The children were expected to paint and draw fall reflections using water paints and crayons. From the feedback I got from the classroom teacher and personal observations, I realized that I am good at asking questions and engaging children to participate in class activities. I also realized that I could get all the children, including the slow learners, to participate in painting and drawing fall reflections. The teacher also applauded me for paying attention to all the children and helping them understand the concept of fall reflections.
To meet the needs of students with different learning styles, I used different learning strategies, including direct instructions, engaging students, and differentiated instructions. I also allowed the children to do individual work and work in groups to ensure that everyone could learn and practice. In addition, I let some of the slow learners to draw more before painting and the fast learners to do more painting and new drawings. This approach enabled all the students to be comfortable with their learning pace and achieve the learning objectives. All the children responded well to the different learning strategies and activities, and they were all excited during the lesson.
In order to enable the students to learn, practice and master content, I explained what fall reflections are and demonstrated that through painting. I also provided different paintings with fall reflections. I then allowed the children to do the drawings and paintings on their own. I then asked the children to demonstrate the fall reflections and show the rest of the class where the fall reflections were. The children were able to master the content because at the end of the lesson, everyone was able to draw and paint fall reflections. Those who were slow were able to get assistance from the fast learners, while the fast learners were able to teach others and practice more.
In my next lesson, I would definitely add more activities. In the lesson plan, the falling reflections involved autumn trees, and the children were required to draw and paint fall reflections of trees. In the next lesson, I would probably add other items like flowers, or even people. I would also introduce body movements by asking the children to move from side to side, imitating trees during a windy day. However, the art lesson was incredibly rewarding as I was able to apply what I learnt as a student, and I was able to get a positive feedback.
STANDARDS: Florida Standards
THEME: Fall reflections through art
LESSON TOPIC: Creating a falling scene through monoprinting
Language: The children should be able to understand the concept of fall reflections through monoprinting.
Content: The children should be able to create a fall scene through painting and drawing.
LEARNING STRATEGIES: direct instruction, engaging students, differentiated instructions,
KEY VOCABULARY: Reflections, monoprinting
MATERIALS: White drawing paper (12×18), water, tempera paint, crayons, brushes, blue watercolor.
MOTIVATION: The warm up activity will involve showing different paintings with fall reflections.
- The teacher will ask the children to remove any material on the working desk and provide the white drawing paper.
- The teacher will then explain that the children will be painting a falling scene through monoprinting. The teacher can then explain what fall reflections and monoprinting are.
PRACTICE AND APPLICATION:
- The teacher will then use crayons and paints to draw a fall reflection and then ask the children to do the same.
- The teacher will then provide the crayons, brushes, and paints.
- The teacher will then allow the children to start drawing and painting.
- The children will do individual work as well as group work.
REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT:
- The teacher will go around the class and ensure that every student is able to make fall reflection.
- Children should be able to make drawings and paintings of falling reflections through monoprinting.
- The teacher will select children randomly and ask them to show their paintings to other children.
- The teacher will allow some children to draw more before painting, and others to paint more.
Have the children fill down a white paper with paintings of sky, water and trees. Children should be able to identify the fall reflections.