LESSON PLAN - INNOVATION
Updated: Feb 13
The parent/teacher and child will:
Read Mistake’s story of the month 'MISTAKES ARE NEW INVENTIONS'. (PreK-2 read aloud with a parent. 3-5 silent read independently)
Have the child identify the main idea of the story (tell in their own words what the story was about.)
Ask your child if they think we need inventions in the world and why.
Have your child think of a time when things didn’t go as planned for them and share how they felt.
A follow-up question – what can we do when things don’t go as expected?
Discuss the vocabulary words on the bottom of this page with your child.
Have your child re-tell the definitions of the vocabulary in their own words.
Follow Up lesson # 1 – Invention by You:
1. Think of something that you would like to invent.
2. Draw and describe your invention:
a. What does it do?
b. Why do we need this invention?
c. Who would use it and how?
d. What materials would you need to make it?
3. Who would you invite to be your helper? Why?
4. What would you do if your invention turns out differently than planned?
5. Create a model of your invention.
Follow Up lesson # 2 – Creativity Book:
Learn to think outside the box by doing the exercises in our Creativity book.
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Identifying personal, cultural, and linguistic assets
Identifying one’s emotions
Linking feelings, values, and thoughts
Having a growth mindset
Developing interests and a sense of purpose
Taking others’ perspectives
Recognizing strengths in others
Demonstrating empathy and compassion
Understanding and expressing gratitude
Recognizing situational demands & opportunities
Demonstrating curiosity & open-mindedness
Identifying solutions for problems
Learning to make a reasoned judgment after analyzing information, data, facts
Anticipating and evaluating the consequences of one’s actions
Recognizing how critical thinking skills are useful both inside & outside of school
Managing one’s emotions
Exhibiting self-discipline and self-motivation
Setting personal and collective goals
Using planning and organizational skills
Showing the courage to take initiative
Seeking or offering support & help when needed
Reading grade-appropriate texts independently.
Using appropriate fluency when reading grade-level text.
(G) Evaluating details to determine what is most important with adult assistance.
(H) Synthesizing information to create new understanding with adult assistance.
(D) Retelling texts in ways that maintain meaning.
(F) Responding using newly acquired vocabulary.
(A) dictating or composing literary texts
Croissants – a pastry roll in the shape of a crescent.
Repair – to fix.
Grumpy – in a bad mood.
Concerned – feeling worried.
Glistened – to shine or sparkle with reflected light.
Fascinating – very interesting.
Lopsided – having one side that is larger or heavier than the other: uneven.
Clever – a bright and sharp mind; intelligent.
Underestimate – thinking of something as less than it’s worth.
Commemorate – to honor.