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Teacher Candidate:

Brittany Larkin & Brittany Guerrieri Date: 10/24/2015

Cooperating Teacher:
Group Size:

Dr. Varano

Coop. Initials

20-25 Allotted Time 30 min Grade Level

Subject or Topic:

Bee Hive


2nd Grade
EEU 205

S.K-2.A.3.1.1: Describe a system as being made of multiple parts that work together
I. Performance Objectives (Learning Outcomes):
The second grade students will be able to describe the structure of the comb, describe day
to day activities of honey bees, and name the four stages of bee development.
II. Instructional Materials
A. Hexagon template
B. Construction paper
C. Glitter
D. Markers
E. Crayons
F. Fabric
G. Glue
H. Stickers
I. Scissors
J. Tape
K. pencils
III. Subject Matter/Content (prerequisite skills, key vocabulary, big idea, outline of
additional content)
A. Prerequisite skills
Basic knowledge of bees
Difference between types of bees
Knowledge of the stages of bee development
B. Key Vocabulary
Honeycomb- material used to make beehive

Honey- produced by bees

Beehive- home for bees
C. Big Idea
The students will take what they learned in the previous lessons and
apply it to the comb/hive activity.
D. Additional content
IV. Implementation
A. Introduction
The teacher will review with the class what the different types of bees
are and the life cycle of the bee. The teacher will do this by asking
questions and calling on the students for answers.
The teacher will show the class what words are on the Word Wall for
that day.
The teacher will read to the class The Magic School Bus: Inside a
Bee Hive

B. Development
Show students a teacher-created PowerPoint that provides information
about what the hives are made out of, characteristics of the hive.
After the students look at the PowerPoint, the teacher will pass out a
hexagon shape construction paper template and the students will be
allowed to decorate their hexagon shape as they please.
At the end of the activity, the students will, as a class, put together
their hexagons.
The teacher will ask what do you think this represents?
The correct answer will be honeycomb.
The students will understand that it takes teamwork and hard work to
create a beehive.
The teacher will ask the students, did anyone become the leader?
Was it harder than you expected to put together?

C. Closure
As a closing to the Bee Science Unit, the children will be allowed to
review to for their test on the next day.
The students will ask questions about Bees, Body part, Lifecycle,
pollination, and beehives.
The teacher will provide feedback and answer questions
D. Accommodations/Differentiation

For a student with visual impairments, there will be brailled

instructions and braille labels. The hexagon will be outlined in puffy
paint. The student can still create using any of the items they want.
E. Assessment/Evaluation Plan
1. Formative- How well the students work together will count towards their
2. Summative- Unit Test

V. Reflective Response
A. Report of Student Performance in Terms of Stated Objectives (Reflection on
student performance written after lesson is taught, includes remediation for
students who fail to meet acceptable level of achievement)
Remediation Plan
B. Personal Reflection (Questions written before lesson is taught. Reflective
answers to question recorded after lesson is taught)
VI. Resources (in APA format)