Grade R Sight Lesson Plan: Life Skills

Lesson Plan Title:
Grade R Life Skills Lesson Plan: Exploring Sight

Materials Needed:
– Illustrated storybook or pictures illustrating different objects
– Flashcards with pictures of the five senses
– Blindfolds
– Simple objects with different textures and shapes for tactile exploration
– Colourful toys and objects
– Mirror for self-reflection activities
– Worksheet with pictures for colouring

Learning Objectives:
– Students will be able to identify the sense of sight and its purpose.
– Students will explore and describe what they see using basic observation skills.
– Students will recognize simple objects and colours.
– Students will understand the importance of taking care of their eyes.

1. Sight – The sense through which we see.
2. Eye – The organ we use to see.
3. Colour – Different shades like red, blue, green.
4. Shape – The form of an object (circle, square).
5. Observe – To look at something carefully.

Previous Learning:
Students have previously learnt about different parts of the body and basic personal hygiene. They have a foundational understanding of the five senses, particularly touch and hearing.

Anticipated Challenges and Solutions:
– Some learners may struggle to articulate what they see. Encourage them to use gestures or draw what they observe.
– Visual impairments: Provide tactile objects and ensure descriptions are clear for learners with vision difficulties.

Lesson Activities

Beginning Activities (4 minutes):
1. Introduction:
– Greet students and explain that today they will learn about their sense of sight.
– Show flashcards of the five senses and focus on the eyes.
– Ask students to point to their eyes.

Middle Activities (32 minutes):
1. Story Time (10 minutes):
– Read an illustrated story focusing on objects and scenes the characters see.
– Pause and ask students to describe what they see in the pictures.

  1. Observation Exercise (5 minutes):
  2. Show students colourful toys and objects. Ask them to describe the colours and shapes they see.
  3. Discuss with students what their favourite colours and shapes are.

  4. Hands-On Activity (10 minutes):

  5. Blindfold a few students and ask them to feel and identify objects by touch.
  6. Remove blindfolds and ask if they find it easier to identify objects using sight.

  7. Mirror Activity (5 minutes):

  8. Give each student a chance to look at themselves in a mirror.
  9. Ask them to describe what they see (their eyes, hair, clothes).

  10. Colouring Activity (2 minutes):

  11. Hand out a worksheet with pictures for colouring.
  12. Allow students to choose colours and describe which colours they are using.

End Activities (4 minutes):
1. Recap and Review:
– Review the key vocabulary words (sight, eye, colour, shape, observe).
– Ask students to share something new they learned about the sense of sight.

  1. Exit Ticket:
  2. Ask students to draw their favourite object and describe its colours and shape.

Assessment and Checks for Understanding:

  • Observe student participation during storytime and discussions.
  • Check individual responses during the blindfold and mirror activities.
  • Review students’ colouring worksheets to see if they can identify and use different colours.

Differentiation Strategies for Diverse Learners:

  • Provide tactile activities for students who may have difficulties with vision.
  • Offer extra time and one-on-one support for students who need help articulating their observations.
  • Use larger, more colourful images for better visibility.

Teaching Notes:

  • Emphasize the importance of sight safety, like not putting objects in their eyes.
  • Encourage students to use their words to describe what they see, fostering language development.
  • Consider setting aside a calm area with soft lighting for students who may be overstimulated by bright lights or colours.

Accessibility Considerations:

  • Ensure pathways are clear for moving around the room to accommodate physical mobility challenges.
  • Use high-contrast visuals and large print materials where applicable.

This lesson intertwines visual learning with interactive experiences to cultivate foundational understanding and appreciation of the sense of sight.

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