Objective: Students can name an item/person/place that is beautiful
What makes something beautiful? Pre-K Lesson- small group
What does the word “beautiful” mean? What can you think of that is beautiful? (A flower, a princess…)
Read a new story with colorful pictures. Ask the children the following questions:
*What is happening in this picture?
*What is/are he/she/they doing?
*Do you see anything in these pictures that is beautiful?
*Why do you think this (person, object, etc.) is beautiful?
*How does this story make you feel?
Re-read the story.
Check for understanding- what is beautiful to you? Can the students name something from the story, a color or an object that is beautiful?
https://doors2world.umass.edu/sites/default/files/Maybe%20Something%20Beautiful%20FINAL_0.pdf This lesson combines vocabulary and literacy with visual art concepts. Students learn a new vocabulary word or reinforce the word he/she already knows.
I love the idea of incorporating art into a vocabulary lesson. When working with young students, adjectives can be such an abstract concept to them, and using something physical, such as a piece of art work, is a great way to reach students. I also like that this gets students participating in discussion regarding not only language skills, but art skills as well.
This lesson had me right away with just the title. I think finding ways to make our community beautiful and to learn to appreciate the beauty in each other would help our world greatly. It is a wonderful find, and I love the lesson that you developed. Nice work!