Wesley Heights, Year One
Partain – Austin Sargent
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will be able to calculate accurate money value based on pictures and words.
- Students will be able to differentiate between all forms of US currency based on visual.
- Students will be able to mentally add and subtract money values.
- Students will give directions using a variety of techniques.
- Students will work together to direct one volunteer through a Minefield.
MGSE2.MD.8 Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
TA2.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member.
- Participate as audience.
- Demonstrate appropriate theatre etiquette.
TA2.CN.1 Explore how theatre connects to life experience, careers, and other content.
- Connect theatre experiences to life experiences and other content areas.
Math & Theatre
- The PAIR Specialist introduced the artistic strategy by saying that today’s activity would be a little bit “dangerous” and would take a lot of focus and concentration. PAIR Specialist asked students to demonstrate what the difference between being silly and being serious looked like.
- The PAIR Specialist asked the Classroom Teacher to select one student to stand at the edge of the carpet located at the front of the room. It would be the job of the class to help this person navigate their way from one side of the carpet to the other while keeping their eyes closed.
- PAIR Specialist explained that first, students would have to answer a question about money values correctly, and then whichever student answered correctly would be able to give the instruction.
- This routine would be repeated on and on until the student could cross completely.
- For this class, the PAIR Specialist was the only person who could add obstacles to the journey. Obstacles were added as students were becoming unfocused, or were succeeding very quickly.
- This class got to play two rounds of Minefield: one round using the magnetic coin symbols that were already on the teacher’s board, and one round using only words to describe what coinage was had.
- The carpet was used to avoid students standing in the hallway by themselves.