We began by reviewing what we talked about last week, looking at a non-fiction text and discussing labeling, and naming all of the parts we wanted to discuss during the lesson.
After we finished making the brace map, we reviewed all of the parts one more time. Then I shifted the discussion to labeling and what it means to label something. Then I used Julie Lee's great labeling idea. the students used post-it notes to label my body parts. They thought this was so much fun!! It also helped them with labeling their own turtles later in the lesson.
After labeling me, we made construction paper turtles. These turtles came from the newest version of the TLC Alphabet Book.
After students were finished making their turtles, we labeled them one part at a time. After the fact, there are a few changes I would make to these labels. Instead of doing both "front" and "back" feet, I would just do the word "foot." I would also do only English or only Spanish on the labels.
We concluded the lesson by reviewing all of the body parts one last time, discussing why each one is important, and talking about what it means to label something. Of course we took Shelly out of the cage and everyone got a chance to rub her head and pet on her. She is so good about letting all of the kids rub her head. Tallulah is still a scaredy cat though and keeps her head hidden.
Turtle Brace Map
Turtle Brace Map Spanish