Quiet Earhart Owl is one of six grade level curriculum manuals that emphasizes academic achievement by examining the work habits of an animal of nature. The Kindergarten program focuses on the owl as a bird in nature that survives by using the same skills that students need to make the most of their school experience. Each animal is named after an historical figure who has implemented and achieved success through sound work ethics. The curriculum consists of six lesson plans:
• The first four lessons include a discussion of the owl’s work characteristics as related to the school work habits of listening, paying attention, working quietly, and completing work.
• The fifth lesson highlights a work ethic demonstrated by the historical figure Amelia Earhart and makes a connection to student usage in daily learning activities.
• The last lesson presents an opportunity to practice, discuss, and review the study skills objectives.
Hands-on activities, class discussion, role-plays, cassettes, and stickers, are included to provide real-world experiences. Puppets can also be used to make the program more interesting.
In addition to the Kindergarten program, the other Nature Of Study Skills Programs are also available on this website. They are: Paying Attention P. Revere Penguin (First Grade), GWC Checking Chipmunk (Second Grade), Hard Working Helen K. Honeybee (Third Grade), Willing Worker Wilma Whale (Fourth Grade), and Studious Sequoyah Sea Otter (Fifth Grade).
Learning good work habits is an important part of becoming a responsible, contributing member of society. By exploring nature, animals and their work examples, students can practice and incorporate these characteristics into daily experiences.
Also available is an 13" plush Barn Owl Puppet which can be used to enhance the presentations. This product can be purchased as a single unit or as a complete K-5 set with or without puppets.
TOPIC: Study Skills
INCLUDES: 6 lessons, role-plays, cassette, sticker template
GRADE LEVEL: K AGE: 5
FOR USE WITH: Individuals, small groups, classrooms
AUTHOR: Charlene Cali
RECOMMENDED FOR: Elementary school counselors, elementary teachers, early childhood teachers, at-risk counselors
56 pages, black and white line illustrations