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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

RE LESSON PLAN
Pre-Primary/
Primary

LESSON ORGANISATION
Unit of work: Friends Together Salvation topic: Church Human person Topic: Love.

Year Level: 1 Students’ Prior Knowledge: (include faith


situations/previous lessons/Units)
Key Understanding:
Previously in this unit of work students will have
C2 Jesus wants his followers to show love.
covered topics such as:
The Church helps friendships with God and others to
Learning Point(s): grow
- States that Gods family, the Church, has a
special meeting place.
C2.1 Identifies ways they can show love for friends.
- Names some of the actions performed by
members of the church.

Spiritual and Religious Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Prudence Justice Fortitude Temperance Faith Hope Charity
eg Right choices eg Right eg Inner strength eg Moderation eg Prayer eg Reconciliation eg Service
relationships
General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and Ethical Personal and Intercultural
competence creative behaviour Social understanding
thinking competence

***I have highlighted all connections in the lesson to the spiritual and religious capabilities.

Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Asia and Australia’s engagement with Sustainability
histories and cultures Asia
Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:
 Verbally contributed to discussion/brainstorm on how to show love in friendship.
 Sends a warm fuzzy to a peers Mailbox.
 Verbally contributes a lesson-based prayer to the closing prayer.
Teacher’s Prior Preparation/Organisation: Provision for students at educational risk:
(include Teacher Witness) Choose One from:
• Gifted:
Aim of Lesson: o Ask student to write a paragraph or
Love is an integral part of the Church and many Bible
draft up a letter to send as a warm
stories. We are called also as Christians to follow in
fuzzy instead of a simple sentence.
Jesus’ footsteps and show love as he did. This can be
o Prompt them to discuss/question:
done through many capabilities such as prudence, justice,
Why do we show love in those
fortitude, temperance, faith and charity. Therefore, it is
ways? Why is it important?
crucial to teach and model these in all aspects of school
Why should we?
life. This lesson is only a single method of encouraging it
within the classroom.
Choose One from:
Collect: • ADHD
- Spare shoeboxes for students that forget or do • Intellectual disability
not have one. o Encourage the student to draw
- Glue. images of acts of kindness or love
- Scissors. instead of writing.
- Mixed papers e.g. coloured, crepe. o Aim questioning towards the student.
- Sequins, pom poms, straws, feathers, googly For example,
eyes etc. How do you show love?
- Colouring in pencils, textas and crayons.
- Paint.
Create a template paper for writing warm fuzzies.
Draft and send a parent letter requesting shoeboxes to be
brought in a couple of weeks prior to the activity.
Set up pencils, crayons, textas, glue and scissors on the
children’s desk.
Set up materials for mailbox decorating at the front of the
classroom.
Create a mailbox to use as an example for the students.
Teacher Witness:
- Discuss how I show love in friendship.
- Bring in a photo of my friend and explain our
friendship.

LESSON DELIVERY attach worksheets, examples, marking keys, etc. as relevant


Resources/References
Time Motivation and Introduction:
Align these with the segment
where they will be introduced.
Begin lesson by introducing topic: How do we show love to one another
10min (in friendship)?
Introduce photo and description of my friend and how we show love to
Personal photo of friend.
one another in our friendship.
Discuss this topic with the students by asking questions such as:

Who is your friend?

Are they a good friend?


Why/Why not?

How can you be a good friend?

10min Ensure to brainstorm these ideas on the IWB, board or a large piece of
IWB, white board, large paper.
paper. When writing the children’s answer include their name next to it
(therefore, when marking you will know who contributed).
Aim to include almost all students in this brainstorm as it will contribute to
marking.

Once brainstorm is complete, explain activity: Warm Fuzzy Mail Box.


(explained below).

Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key Questions):

Send the students off in small groups to collect their shoebox and sit at
20min their desk.
Once students have done this explain (using pre-made example):
- Creating a mailbox. Decorate it however you want. Must place
name on the front of the box so all students can see who’s box it
is (otherwise no one will know who to send their letter to – show
this on pre-made box).
- One way we show love to one another is by saying nice/kind
things. We can do this by sending each other ‘warm fuzzy
letters.’
- Complete an example warm fuzzy on the board about your
friend.
- Explain how decorating process will work. e.g. small groups will
be sent up to the front to fill their boxes with materials. Paper, paint, sequins, pom
Students are to then decorate their mailbox. poms, straws, googly eyes,
Send students off in small groups to fill their shoebox with materials that sequins, feathers etc.
they want to use to decorate their box.

During this time of decorating, if any child did not have the opportunity to
contribute to the brainstorm, ensure to ask them the same question and
record their answer through anecdotal notes.

10min Once the mailbox has been decorated, place them on the drying racks
(send small groups one at a time). Hand out warm fuzzy template and
ask them to complete a warm fuzzy for the friend on their left (that way
everyone will get a warm fuzzy).

Ensure that they are done anonymously, then get the students to post
them to their friend’s mailbox (send small groups one at a time).

Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students)


5min.
Gather students back to the mat using attention catcher.
Sit in the sharing circle formation.
Ask three students to read the warm fuzzy they received in their mailbox.
Discuss how it makes them feel.
Close with a thankyou prayer:
- Each student will start with “Dear God, Thank you for…”
- Should be aimed around lesson.
- Model to students first then go around the circle.

Transition: (What needs to happen prior to the next lesson?)

Students are to now go out to recess.


Send each faction off one at a time to collect their lunch box and wash
their hands, then go outside.

Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will they be


assessed?)

Assessment of contribution to the discussion on how to show love


completed using anecdotal notes of conversation during activity and the
brainstorm from the beginning of the lesson (ensure to write down child’s
name next to their answer and aim to work through several students
during this time. This will help to gage an insight into the children’s
understanding).
Example of Parent Letter:

Dear Parents,

This term we are completing a unit on how God wants us to show love to one another. A very simple
yet fundamental way of showing this love is by saying kind words. Therefore, in our lesson we would
love to create our own mailboxes that can be used to send and receive ‘warm fuzzys.’ However, to
make our own mailboxes we need your help! Each child requires their own shoe box and Miss Field
doesn’t quite have enough shoes to supply one for everyone!

We will be creating our mailboxes on the 9th of October, it would be great if we could collect
shoeboxes prior to this date.

Thank you for your help!

Warm regards,

Sarah Field.

Warm fuzzy template (used for enable students also – they just draw instead):

I love...
I love…

Extension for Warm Fuzzy:

Dear

I love…
Anecdotal Notes:

Child names Child names Child names Child names Child names

Child names Child names Child names Child names Child names
Child names Child names Child names Child names Child names

Child names Child names Child names Child names Child names