Lesson Plan

Name: Julie Haggar                                                                                                   Date:  4-29-05                                                                                     Activity Name:  Safety with Officer Buckle and Gloria                                       Subject Area: reading, writing,  music, & art                                   Grade Level: kindergarten to first grade                                                                                                                                                                                   Materials: the book Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann, cardboard, poster board, or paper stars, black markers, scissors if the stars are not already cut out, crayons, a police officer and the Safety song

Rationale:      Reading: Indicator 1: Students are able to apply various reading strategies to comprehend & interpret text.  Connect personal experiences to information found in the text, make predictions about & retell a familiar story, and ask & answer questions about the text

            Writing: Indicator 3: Students are able to use appropriate mechanics, usage, & conventions of language.  Use spaces between words & write using left to right, top to bottom progression.

            Music: Standard 1: Performing~ students will use the performance of music as a means for creative expression & communication

           Art: Standard 1: understand that art tells stories, express moods, & conveys ideas

Objectives:  For the students to be able to learn safety tips.  Learn a song and decorate a star with an idea of their own.  They will be able to answer questions about the book and guest speaker

Procedure:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Multiple Intelligences:  Verbal/Linguistic~ storytelling and speaker                                                                                                                   Visual/Spatial~ art activities                                                                                                                                                                                        Musical/Rhythmic~ singing                                                                                                                                                                                                 Interpersonal~ guest speaker                                                                                                                                                                                           Introduction: I will start off by teaching the song to the class and having them sing it.

Teaching Strategies:  I will start off by reading the book to the class.  Then I will have the guest speaker come in and talk to the class.  I will then have the kids ask questions and answer questions.

           Closure:  I would end the lesson by having the students come up with a safety tip and write it on a star and then they can decorate their star.  Then the students can share their safety tip with the class.  We would then hang the stars on the wall.

Assessment:  I would assess the students through the question and answer time with the police officer.  Questions such as not getting into a strangers car, opening the door for strangers, etc.  I would watch to make sure they participated in the song.  Also through the safety tip that they came up with.





Song:  The Safety Song  (song to the tune of Heartbreak Hotel) Lyrics by Guinn Hodgson

Well, since my parents left me                                                                                                                                                                                                  Left me home alone                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I practice all my safety rules                                                                                                                                                                                                             Until they get back home

Chorus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I practice safety, baby                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I practice safety.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I practice safety all the time                                                                        

Well, if someone comes a'knockin                                                                                                                                                                                           A'knockin at my door                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'll be locked safe inside my home                                                                                                                                                                                               So don't come 'round no more


If someone rings my number                                                                                                                                                                                                         Calls me on the phone                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I won't give information out                                                                                                                                                                                                          Because I'm home alone


Well, if I smell something burning                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fire or maybe smoke                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I quickly dial 9-1-1                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Then stop, and drop, and roll


When I surf on my computer                                                                                                                                                                                                        And someone wants to chat                                                                                                                                                                                                             If I'm not sure who it is                                                                                                                                                                                                            Then I'll have none of that