Lesson Plan on Where’s Spot? (Reggio Philippines)

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Kindergarten / Preschool / Vorschule / Pre-Elementary Lesson Plan – Lesson Plan on Where’s Spot? (Reggio Philippines), Reggio philosophy

Title: Exploring Central Themes in “Where’s Spot?” – 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 (Kinder Curriculum Framework) for Kindergarten/Preschool/Vorschule/Pre-Elementary students, specifically focusing on the development of language and literacy skills, cognitive development, and social-emotional development.

Theorist Link: This lesson plan incorporates the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach, which emphasizes child-led, experiential learning, collaboration, and the integration of arts and creativity into the curriculum.

– To introduce and explore the central themes of the children’s book “Where’s Spot?” through hands-on activities, discussions, and creative expression.
– To develop language and literacy skills, cognitive abilities, and social-emotional competencies.

– “Where’s Spot?” by Eric Hill (or a similar book)
– Art supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.)
– Construction paper
– Scissors
– Glue
– Puppets or stuffed animals representing different animals from the book
– Chart paper
– Sticky notes
– Storytelling props (optional)


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
– Begin by gathering the students in a circle and introducing the book “Where’s Spot?” Show them the cover and ask if anyone has read it before.
– Explain that today, they will be exploring the central themes of the book and engaging in various activities related to it.
– Connect the lesson to the Reggio Emilia approach by emphasizing the importance of their ideas, creativity, and collaboration throughout the lesson.

2. Reading and Discussion (15 minutes):
– Read the book “Where’s Spot?” aloud, using expressive voices and encouraging student participation.
– Pause at key moments to ask questions and engage the students in discussions about the story, characters, and settings.
– Use sticky notes to mark pages with important themes or elements to revisit later.

3. Spot’s Hide-and-Seek Game (15 minutes):
– Explain that Spot loves to play hide-and-seek, just like in the book.
– Hide the puppets or stuffed animals representing different animals from the book around the classroom or outdoor area.
– Encourage the students to find and collect the hidden animals, using their observation skills and teamwork.
– Once all the animals are found, gather the students and discuss where each animal was found, linking it back to the book.

4. Artistic Expression (20 minutes):
– Provide each student with construction paper, art supplies, and storytelling props (optional).
– Ask the students to create their own illustrations or scenes inspired by the book, using their imagination and creativity.
– Encourage them to incorporate elements from the story, such as Spot, his family, and the different animals.
– Allow time for students to share their artwork with the class, explaining their choices and interpretations.

5. Story Retelling and Sequencing (15 minutes):
– Use chart paper to create a visual representation of the story’s sequence, with key events and characters.
– Invite students to take turns retelling the story, using the chart paper as a reference.
– Encourage them to use descriptive language, recall details, and engage in collaborative storytelling.

6. Reflection and Closure (5 minutes):
– Gather the students in a circle and ask them to reflect on their favorite part of the lesson.
– Discuss how the activities connected to the central themes of the book and what they learned from the experience.
– Emphasize the importance of their ideas, creativity, and collaboration, linking it back to the Reggio Emilia approach.

Extension Activities:
– Create a class book inspired by “Where’s Spot?” where each student contributes a page with their own illustration and a sentence describing their favorite part of the story.
– Organize a “Spot’s Adventure” dramatic play area, where students can act out scenes from the book using props and costumes.
– Invite parents or other classes to a “Spot’s Hide-and-Seek” event, where students can guide them to find hidden animals around the school.

– Observe students’ active participation, engagement, and collaboration during discussions, activities, and group work.
– Assess students’ language and literacy skills through their ability to retell the story, use descriptive language, and engage in discussions.
– Evaluate students’ artwork and creative expression, looking for connections to the central themes of the book and their ability to communicate their ideas visually.

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




KCF (Philippines)


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