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LEARNING CENTER DESIGN TEMPLATE

First Grade_Thanksgiving Theme


Purpose/Goal: Student Interaction, creativity, problem solving
Station #1 Thankful Turkey
Materials:
Cups, paper feathers, markers, glue stick

Standard:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1b Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.

Objective: What will the student be able to do?
The students will be able to assemble a turkey as well as being able to choose and
write what words to show what they are thankful for.

Essential Question:
What are you thankful for?
What process comes next?
What is most important to you?

Activities:
The students will choose a turkey body (cup), four paper feathers, and a marker.
They will then write what they are thankful for on the feathers and can draw
pictures also if desired. Next they will glue the feathers to the back of the
turkey cup.

Location of Center:
xStudent Desk/Table
Computer Center
Carpet Square / Rug
Classroom Library
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Assessment Tools:
Teacher Observation
Checklist / Rubric
Student Log / Journal
xStudent Made Product

The student will have a turkey that displays what they are thankful for.
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Station #2 Pumpkin Life Cycle War
Materials:
Game cards, key to show the cycle order

Standard:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures
or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

Objective: What will the student be able to do?
The students will be able to repeat, identify, and demonstrate the life cycle of
the pumpkins.

Essential Question:
What order do the stages of the life cycle go in?
How to determine the order?
Which stage comes first?

Activities:
The students will put the cards in the correct order. Then they will mix up the
cards and divide them in half. They will play a game of war. Cards will be face
down until both players turn one over. The more advanced stage beats a lower
stage.

Location of Center:
xStudent Desk/Table
Computer Center
Carpet Square / Rug
Classroom Library
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Assessment Tools:
xTeacher Observation
Checklist / Rubric
Student Log / Journal
Student Made Product

Students will play the game and the teacher will observe to verify they understand.
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Station #3 Turkey Feast
Materials:
Book, printed out worksheet, pencil, crayons or markers

Standard:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that
suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

Objective: What will the student be able to do?
The students will be able to choose what they like and write it.

Essential Question:
Do you understand the story?
What are thinks the children in the story like?
What do you like best of about the Thanksgiving feast?
Can you write it down?

Activities:
The students will read the story about liking different parts of the Thanksgiving
feast. Then the students will decide what they like best and write it down and
draw a picture.

Location of Center:
xStudent Desk/Table
Computer Center
Carpet Square / Rug
Classroom Library
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Assessment Tools:
xTeacher Observation
Checklist / Rubric
xStudent Log / Journal
Student Made Product

The teacher will observe the reading and then review the journal.

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Station #4 Turkey Double
Materials:
Game boards, space markers, dice

Standard:
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency
for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on;
making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to
a ten (e.g., 13 4 = 13 3 1 = 10 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition
and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 8 = 4); and creating
equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known
equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).

Objective: What will the student be able to do?
The students will be able to solve the math problems.

Essential Question:
Can the students add numbers?
Can they get the correct answer and mark it on the game board?

Activities:
The students will play the game of doubling numbers from their own die roll.
They will take turns rolling their die and doubling the numbers and marking their
own board until the one of them has covered all their spaces.

Location of Center:
xStudent Desk/Table
Computer Center
Carpet Square / Rug
Classroom Library
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Assessment Tools:
xTeacher Observation
Checklist / Rubric
Student Log / Journal
Student Made Product

Teacher will observe the students during game play.
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How will you determine who goes to which stations first, second,
third, and fourth?
The students will be paired together for each of the stations.
The stations selection will be random. The students will be paired
according to like abilities.