Lesson Plan on I’ve Loved You Since Forever (Steiner India)

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Pre-Primary / LKG / UKG / KG Lesson Plan – Lesson Plan on I’ve Loved You Since Forever (Steiner India), Steiner philosophy

Title: Exploring Central Themes in the Children’s Book “I’ve Loved You Since Forever” – A Lesson Plan for Pre-Primary / LKG / UKG / KG Students in India

Objective:
– To introduce and explore the central themes of love, family, and relationships through the children’s book “I’ve Loved You Since Forever.”
– To develop language skills, creativity, and imagination through storytelling, art, and group activities.
– To align the lesson plan with the Indian National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and incorporate elements of Rudolf Steiner’s educational philosophy.

Curriculum Links:
– Language Development: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing
– Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
– Creative Expression and Artistic Appreciation
– Understanding of Self and Others
– Environmental Awareness

Theorist Link:
Rudolf Steiner’s educational philosophy emphasizes holistic development, nurturing imagination, and fostering a love for nature and the arts. This lesson plan incorporates storytelling, art, and group activities to align with Steiner’s principles.

Materials:
– “I’ve Loved You Since Forever” by Hoda Kotb (or any other children’s book with similar themes)
– Chart paper and markers
– Art supplies (crayons, colored pencils, paints, etc.)
– Construction paper
– Glue, scissors, and other craft materials
– Music player (optional)

Procedure:

1. Warm-up Activity (10 minutes):
– Gather the students in a circle and engage in a brief mindfulness exercise, focusing on deep breathing and calming the mind.
– Ask the students to share something they love or someone they love, encouraging them to express their feelings.

2. Introduction to the Book (10 minutes):
– Show the cover of the book “I’ve Loved You Since Forever” and ask the students to predict what the story might be about.
– Read the book aloud, using expressive voice and gestures to engage the students.
– Pause at appropriate moments to ask questions and encourage discussion about the themes of love, family, and relationships.

3. Storytelling and Discussion (15 minutes):
– After reading the book, facilitate a group discussion about the central themes.
– Use open-ended questions to encourage critical thinking and reflection, such as:
– “What does love mean to you?”
– “How do you show love to your family and friends?”
– “Why is it important to love and care for others?”
– Write down key points from the discussion on chart paper for later reference.

4. Artistic Expression (20 minutes):
– Provide each student with construction paper and art supplies.
– Ask them to create a drawing or painting that represents love and family.
– Encourage creativity and imagination, allowing the students to express their feelings through art.
– Assist the students as needed and provide positive feedback on their artwork.

5. Group Activity: Love Collage (15 minutes):
– Divide the students into small groups.
– Provide each group with magazines, scissors, glue, and chart paper.
– Instruct the groups to cut out pictures or words that represent love and family from the magazines.
– Ask them to collaborate and create a collage on the chart paper, combining their chosen images and words.
– Encourage discussion within the groups about the significance of their chosen elements.

6. Reflection and Sharing (10 minutes):
– Gather the students back in a circle and ask them to reflect on their artwork and collages.
– Provide each student with an opportunity to share their creation and explain the meaning behind it.
– Encourage active listening and positive feedback from their peers.

7. Conclusion and Extension Activities (5 minutes):
– Summarize the key themes discussed during the lesson.
– Link the themes to the students’ own lives and encourage them to continue expressing love and care for others.
– Suggest extension activities, such as writing a short story about love or creating a family tree.

Assessment:
– Informal assessment can be conducted throughout the lesson by observing students’ participation, engagement, and understanding of the central themes.
– Students’ artwork, collages, and reflections can be used as a form of assessment, focusing on their creativity, expression, and ability to connect the themes to their own lives.

Note: This lesson plan can be adapted and modified based on the specific needs and abilities of the students

Country

India

Framework

NCF (India)

Theorist

Rudolf Steiner

Subject

Books

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