Lesson Plan on Love You Forever (Reggio Australia)

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Kinder / Preschool / ELC Lesson Plan – Lesson Plan on Love You Forever (Reggio Australia), Reggio philosophy

Title: Exploring Love and Relationships through “Love You Forever” – A Reggio Emilia Inspired Lesson Plan for Kinder/Preschool/ELC Students in Australia

Curriculum Link:
This lesson plan is designed to align with the Australian Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The specific outcomes addressed in this lesson plan are:
– Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
– Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
– Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
– Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
– Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

Theorist Link:
This lesson plan is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, which emphasizes child-led, experiential learning, and the importance of relationships and collaboration in the learning process.

Duration: 1-2 weeks (depending on the pace and depth of exploration)

Materials:
– “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch
– Art supplies (paper, crayons, markers, paint, etc.)
– Dramatic play props (e.g., dolls, blankets, pillows)
– Music player and soft instrumental music
– Digital camera or smartphone (optional)

Lesson Plan:

Introduction:
1. Begin by gathering the children in a circle and introducing the book “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. Show them the cover and ask if anyone has read it before.
2. Explain that this book is about love and relationships, and we will be exploring its central themes through various activities.

Activity 1: Exploring Feelings (Outcome 1, 3)
1. Read the book aloud to the children, pausing at key moments to discuss the characters’ feelings and emotions.
2. After reading, facilitate a group discussion about the different emotions experienced by the characters in the book. Encourage children to share their own experiences and feelings.
3. Provide art supplies and invite children to create drawings or paintings that represent different emotions. Display their artwork in the classroom.

Activity 2: Dramatic Play (Outcome 1, 2, 4)
1. Set up a dramatic play area with props related to the book, such as dolls, blankets, and pillows.
2. Encourage children to reenact scenes from the book or create their own stories about love and relationships using the props.
3. Observe and document their play, noting any interesting interactions or dialogue. Take photos or videos to share with parents and for reflection.

Activity 3: Collaborative Artwork (Outcome 2, 4, 5)
1. Discuss the importance of relationships and collaboration in the book. Explain that we will be creating a collaborative artwork to represent our classroom community.
2. Provide a large piece of paper or canvas and art supplies. Encourage children to work together to create a mural or collage that represents love, relationships, and their sense of belonging.
3. Display the artwork in a prominent place in the classroom, and invite children to share their thoughts and feelings about the collaborative process.

Activity 4: Music and Movement (Outcome 3, 4)
1. Play soft instrumental music and invite children to engage in a guided movement activity.
2. Encourage them to move their bodies in ways that express different emotions, such as joy, sadness, or love.
3. Reflect on the experience by asking children how the music made them feel and how they expressed their emotions through movement.

Conclusion:
1. Gather the children in a circle and reflect on the activities they have participated in throughout the lesson.
2. Discuss the importance of love, relationships, and emotions in their lives and how they can show love and care for others.
3. Encourage children to share their thoughts and feelings about the book and the activities they have engaged in.

Extension Activities:
– Invite families to share their own stories about love and relationships during a special family storytelling event.
– Create a class book inspired by “Love You Forever,” where each child contributes a page with their own story or artwork about love and relationships.
– Visit a local nursing home or community center to share the book and engage in intergenerational activities that promote love and connection.

Assessment:
Assessment in this lesson plan can be conducted through observation, documentation of children’s artwork and play, and reflections shared during group discussions. Assessments should focus on children’s understanding of emotions, their ability to express and communicate feelings, and their engagement in collaborative activities

Country

Australia

Framework

EYLF (Australia)

Theorist

Reggio Emilia

Subject

Books

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