Kindergarten Lesson Study

The Kindergarten teachers conducted Lesson Study over two consecutive days. Their agenda, pre-assessment interview, lesson plan, findings and unit plan are included below. Also included are links to the research materials they read and discussed to inform their work and photos of students engaged in the activities.


8:00Introductions – warm up
8:25Data Collection : One-on-one interviews/assessment with students from three classrooms.
9:30Summarizing the data
10:20Looking at curriculum and research. Deepening our own understanding of the concepts we teach. Read Chapter 1 of Kathy Richardson book, How Children Learn Number Concepts. (Include link to reading)
11:00Discussion of research and picking a teaching topic for our Research Lesson.
12:45Planning a Research lesson for Wednesday
Student practice goal
Unit goal
Lesson goal
Sequence of events
Points to notice
Data collection ideas
2:45Summary of the day and tasks for tomorrow.
8:00Review of the lesson. Further investigation of research on the topic.
9:00Research Lesson in Room 1
9:30Research Lesson in Room 2
10:20Debrief the lessons and drawing conclusion.
12:45Backward planning the next unit. Series of lessons.
Where do we want students to be?
What will they be able to do and say?
What experiences will they need to have to accomplish these goals?
How will we know they have gotten there?
2:45Closing – how can we continue to support you?