Descriptor: This website is comprised of artifacts, lesson plans, and data compiled from a work sample unit on sea creatures. The unit was taught in a full-time, tuition based kindergarten classroom at McKinley Elementary School in Salem, Oregon. The unit itself was taught over a three-week span of time and was interdisciplinary in nature.
Table of Contents Domain I. Context (1e) Description of school community and students Domain II. Curriculum Overview (4d/e, 7g) Theme/question/overall description of teaching and learning focus/unit Description of unit and its relationship to overall classroom work Domain III. Curriculum Content (4a/g, 2a, 4d/e, 8k, 5h) Long-term and Short-term Planning Adaptations/Modifications Domain IV. Assessment (4d/e, 6b, 6g, 6L) Assessment of students’ prior knowledge Domain V. Inquiry and Reflection Discussion of how artifacts are used to make decisions about teaching