Lesson Plan on Room on the Broom (Reggio Philippines)

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Title: Exploring Central Themes in “Room on the Broom” – A Reggio Emilia Inspired Lesson Plan for Kindergarten/Preschool/Vorschule/Pre-Elementary Students in the Philippines

Curriculum Link: This lesson plan aligns with the Philippines KCF (Kindergarten Curriculum Framework) by promoting holistic development, language and literacy skills, creativity, and critical thinking.

Theorist Link: This lesson plan incorporates the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach, which emphasizes child-led learning, collaboration, and the use of open-ended materials to foster creativity and problem-solving skills.

– To introduce and explore the central themes of the children’s book “Room on the Broom.”
– To develop language and literacy skills through storytelling, discussions, and creative activities.
– To encourage creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration among students.

– “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
– Chart paper and markers
– Art supplies (colored pencils, crayons, markers, etc.)
– Construction paper
– Scissors
– Glue
– Open-ended materials (e.g., blocks, loose parts, natural materials)
– Dramatic play props (e.g., broom, witch hat, cauldron)


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
– Gather students in a circle and introduce the book “Room on the Broom.”
– Show the cover and ask students to make predictions about the story.
– Discuss the importance of sharing, friendship, and helping others.

2. Storytelling and Discussion (15 minutes):
– Read aloud “Room on the Broom” to the students, using expressive voices and gestures.
– Pause at key moments to engage students in discussions about the story.
– Encourage students to share their thoughts, feelings, and connections to the characters and events.

3. Reflective Chart (10 minutes):
– Create a reflective chart on chart paper, divided into three columns: Characters, Events, and Themes.
– Ask students to recall the main characters, important events, and themes from the story.
– Write their responses on the chart, encouraging students to contribute their ideas.

4. Collaborative Art Activity (20 minutes):
– Divide students into small groups and provide each group with art supplies and construction paper.
– Instruct students to choose a favorite scene from the book and recreate it using their art materials.
– Encourage collaboration, communication, and creativity within the groups.
– After completion, have each group present their artwork and explain their chosen scene.

5. Dramatic Play (15 minutes):
– Set up a dramatic play area with props related to the story (e.g., broom, witch hat, cauldron).
– Allow students to engage in imaginative play, taking on the roles of the characters from the book.
– Observe and facilitate their play, encouraging them to incorporate the central themes of sharing, friendship, and helping others.

6. Open-ended Exploration (15 minutes):
– Provide students with open-ended materials such as blocks, loose parts, and natural materials.
– Encourage students to build their own “room on the broom” using their imagination and problem-solving skills.
– Observe and document their creations, asking open-ended questions to stimulate critical thinking.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes):
– Gather students back in the circle and review the central themes of the book.
– Ask students to share their favorite part of the lesson and what they learned.
– Emphasize the importance of sharing, friendship, and helping others in their daily lives.

– Observe students’ participation, engagement, and collaboration during discussions, art activities, dramatic play, and open-ended exploration.
– Assess students’ understanding of the central themes by reviewing their contributions to the reflective chart and their explanations during the art activity and dramatic play.

Extension Activities:
– Encourage students to create their own stories with central themes of sharing, friendship, and helping others.
– Invite students to bring in their favorite books and share them with the class, discussing the themes and lessons learned.
– Organize a “Room on the Broom” themed dress-up day, where students can come dressed as their favorite character from the book.

Note: Adapt the duration of each activity based on the attention span and needs of the students




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