Lesson Plan on Are You My Mother? (Montessori Philippines)

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Title: Exploring Central Themes in “Are You My Mother?” – A Montessori-inspired Lesson Plan for Kindergarten/Preschool/Vorschule/Pre-Elementary Students in the Philippines

Curriculum Link:
This lesson plan aligns with the Philippines’ Kindergarten Curriculum Framework (KCF) under the Language and Literacy domain. It specifically focuses on the following learning areas:
1. Listening and Speaking Skills
2. Reading and Viewing Skills
3. Writing Skills
4. Appreciation of Literature

Theorist Link:
This lesson plan incorporates the principles of Maria Montessori, an influential theorist in early childhood education. Montessori’s approach emphasizes hands-on learning, independence, and respect for the child’s individuality. The activities in this lesson plan aim to foster the development of these qualities.

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
1. Identify and discuss the central themes in the book “Are You My Mother?”
2. Develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through engaging activities.
3. Demonstrate an appreciation for literature and storytelling.

1. “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman (one copy per student)
2. Chart paper and markers
3. Picture cards representing different characters and objects from the book
4. Art supplies (crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
5. Storytelling props (optional)


1. Introduction (10 minutes)
a. Begin by gathering students in a circle and introduce the book “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman.
b. Show the cover of the book and ask students if they have ever heard or read this story before.
c. Discuss the importance of books and storytelling in our lives, linking it to the Montessori principle of fostering a love for learning.

2. Pre-Reading Activity: Picture Walk (10 minutes)
a. Distribute picture cards representing different characters and objects from the book to each student.
b. Explain that they will take turns sharing what they think might happen in the story based on the pictures.
c. Encourage students to use their imagination and discuss their predictions as a group.

3. Reading and Comprehension (15 minutes)
a. Read aloud the book “Are You My Mother?” to the students, using expressive voices and gestures to engage their attention.
b. Pause at appropriate moments to ask questions and check for comprehension.
c. Discuss the central themes of the story, such as the bond between a mother and child, the importance of love and care, and the concept of belonging.

4. Vocabulary and Language Development (15 minutes)
a. Write key vocabulary words from the book on chart paper.
b. Engage students in a discussion about the meaning of each word and encourage them to use the words in sentences.
c. Provide examples of synonyms and antonyms for selected words to expand their vocabulary.

5. Art and Craft Activity: Create a Mother’s Day Card (20 minutes)
a. Explain that students will create a special card for their mothers or a significant caregiver, inspired by the book.
b. Provide art supplies and guide students in drawing and decorating their cards.
c. Encourage students to write a short message expressing their love and appreciation for their mothers or caregivers.

6. Extension Activity: Dramatic Play (15 minutes)
a. Set up a dramatic play area with props related to the story, such as a nest, toy animals, and a pretend telephone.
b. Allow students to engage in role-playing, taking turns being the baby bird and the different characters from the book.
c. Encourage students to use their imagination and language skills to recreate scenes from the story.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes)
a. Gather students back in a circle and reflect on the central themes discussed throughout the lesson.
b. Ask students to share what they enjoyed most about the book and the activities.
c. Emphasize the importance of love, care, and belonging in their own lives and the lives of others.

1. Observe students’ participation and engagement during discussions, activities, and role-playing.
2. Assess students’ comprehension through their responses to questions during the reading and comprehension activity.
3. Evaluate students’ ability to use key vocabulary words in sentences during the language development activity.
4. Review students’ completed Mother’s Day cards for creativity, effort, and the inclusion of a heartfelt message.

Note: Adaptations and modifications can be made to accommodate the specific needs and abilities of the students in your classroom




KCF (Philippines)


Maria Montessori



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