Chapter 11 Scenario: Bread Baking Project
Objective and scenario
To develop and evaluate a lesson plan about “Healthy Me.”
You have chosen the theme, “Healthy Me,” for this week’s health and safety lesson. The first activity you plan to conduct with the 4-year-olds in your preschool classroom is a cooking project that involves making banana bread. You will use the activity to teach about the importance of eating nutritious foods, including fruits and vegetables, for a “healthy me.” Additionally, you plan to use this activity to reinforce other healthy habits, such as when it is important to wash hands and how to wash them correctly.
1. Develop a lesson plan for the cooking activity. Include a behavioral objective, a list of materials that will be needed, safety considerations, and a step-by-step outline for how you will conduct the cooking project. In addition, describe how you intend to introduce the hand washing component, identify times during the cooking activity when children and the teacher need to wash their hands, and describe the correct hand washing procedure to be followed.
2. Be sure to read the REFLECTION section below to guide your thinking. Write your reflection response after you have completed your lesson plan.
1. For each item in your lesson plan:
a. Explain how this item addresses the issues in the scenario.
2. Describe and justify how your lesson plan would improve teaching and learning in the scenario.