Preschool Lesson 17: Weather

This week’s Preschool Theme is Weather.

 

Circle Time

Color – Orange

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – Is song from Reading the Alphabet

Weather Bear: Dress the weather bear for today’s weather.

 

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud: A Tree for All Seasons by Robin Bernard A Tree for All Seasons

Letter N Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we are going to do a picture walk to introduce this book. Then we will circle the sight word, the, every time we see the book. As we circle our new sight word, we will say the word.

Sight Word Poke Page from Reading the Alphabet

This week’s sight word is the word ‘is’.

For this activity we are going to take a toothpick and poke holes all around the sight word. Once we are done we will place the paper up to a window to let the light come through the paper.

I Spy with N Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

This we are going to make into a game. First we will spread all of the cards on the floor. Then we will play “I Spy” with the syllable sounds clapping as you say the words.

Wednesday

Read Aloud: Clouds by Erin Edison Clouds

Letter N Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we use this book. So today we are going to look through the pictures again. As we look through the pictures we will identify the initial sounds of the words. When we finish our initial sounds, I will read to them the first pages and then allow them to finish the story for me.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will need a pocket chart. I am going to place the sentences in the pocket chart and read the text aloud. I am going to use a pointer to point to the words as I read them. After each sentence, my children can add the picture that goes with it. When we complete all of the sentence strips, they will each take turns reading the sentences.

Rhyming Mat from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will take the rhyming mat picture and the small pictures. We will look at each picture and name them. The ones that rhyme with the top picture will be glued to the mat.

Friday

Read Aloud: Lightning by Erin Edison Lightning

Letter N Book from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to start our day by re-reading this book together. Then I will sit with each child on their own and listen to them read the books.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we have used the pocket chart book. Today we will start with me reading the sentences to them. Again, they will add the pictures to the sentence strips. Then they will take turns reading the story to me.

Syllable Count and Clip from Reading the Alphabet

This activity is going to be a game for us. We are going to lay down each card one by one. I will start by clapping out each syllable. For example “tur-tle” is two claps. I will repeat each word with claps one time. The second time I will have them clap with me as we say the word together. Then I will ask them how many claps was that? Once they tell me how many claps, we will take the clothespin and clip it onto the number.

Once we go through all of the cards, I am going to give them to the girls and let them try it by themselves.

Sight Word Wall

Today we will add our sight word to the word wall.

*Here are a few other Read Alouds for you to choose from.

Like A Windy Day by Frank Asch

Rain by Erin Edison

Snow by Erin Edison

 

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter N. The girls are writing the letter N and identifying letters in it on page 23 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter N on page 15.

*I have them work in the workbooks during this time because it allows me time to transition and take care of their brother.

Wednesday

Today we are practicing writing the letter N on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: This week we are going to write about our favorite type of weather.

*Remember to encourage them to write the words first.

Friday

Today the girls will be doing the Print Awareness from Reading the Alphabet. For this activity they will need to trace the picture and letter. Then they will help me cut out the sentences and mix up the words. They then will help me reassemble the sentences so that they read correctly. We will glue them onto a piece of paper.

 

centers

Monday

Center 1: Trace the Letter N from Reading the Alphabet

Center 2: Lacing Cards from Reading the Alphabet

Center 3: Letter Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

  • For this activity, the girls will sort the beginning sounds with letters and pictures. Then they will place the cards into the pocket chart with the letter book pocket chart versions.

Center 4: 20 Grid from Reading the Alphabet

  • For this math activity, they will roll a die, then count the number rolled. Place that number of small objects on the board, starting at the top left and continuing until the board is full.

Wednesday

Center 1: Letter N Coloring Page from Reading the Alphabet

  • Today they will color the pictures that start with this letter.

Center 2: Sight word Maze from Reading the Alphabet

Center 3: Initial Picture Sort from Reading the Alphabet

  • Place the letter cards at the top of your pocket chart. Shuffle the initial picture cards. Go through each picture naming the object like this “/b/ /b/ balloon. Child needs to identify the beginning sounds

Center 4: Numbers 1 – 10 Dot Page from Reading the Alphabet

  • This activity needs to start with shuffling the number cards. The child picks a card and turns it over, identifying what the number is. Then they find that same number on their dot page and cover it up with an object. Continue until all the numbers have been identified.

Friday

Center 1: Sight word search

  • Today we are going to find all of this week’s sight word, see, in a word search and circle it with our favorite marker.

Center 2: Tracer Page

  • For this page, we are going to trace the sight word on this page.

Center 3: Sight word wall

  • Read the sight words on the wall using the pointer. I have included other words that they recognize such as our family members names and pets names.

Center 4: Pattern Cards

  • For this activity we are going to use the picture cards to create picture patterns. These picture cards match our letter this week. Your child can cut the pictures out with you or you can do it ahead of time to save time (which is what I did).

 

math

Monday

We are starting our new topic this week. We will be discussing positions of objects. Today’s position is over. We will practice putting objects over other objects.

For practice today we are going to make tents by placing blankets over pieces of furniture.

Wednesday

Today’s position is under. We will practice putting objects under other objects.

For practice today we are going to place toys under chairs and tables.

Friday

Today’s position is on. We will practice putting objects on other objects.

For practice today we are going to place items on top of other things.

science

This week we are going to do the Nature Sink or Float  Experiment from My Nearest and Dearest.

Materials:

pinecones (2 types)

pine needles, rocks (different sizes)

a small piece of wood

acorns

a shell

a walnut in its shell

dry lentils

a raisin

a cashew

a wooden bead

leaf

flower
Directions:

Put items into a tub of water. Then see what sinks and what floats. Draw pictures to show what sinks and what floats.

 

Role Play

This week will be pretending that we are a weather person. Using the cards from from Kids Pages to describe the weather.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is Weather. This week we are going to dress up for what the weather is. We will be using the cards from from Kids Pages to show what the weather is.

 

Art

This week we will be creating an Thunderstorm art from Buggy and Buddy.

For this activity you will need:

Black and white paint
Paint brushes
White art paper
Construction paper in blue and yellow
Scissors
Liquid glue

Directions:

  1. Place some black and white paintonto a paper plate.
  2. Let your child use apaint brush to paint with both the white and black paint on his/her
  3. Paint your entire paper gray.
  4. Cut out blue raindrops and yellowing lightning bolts fromconstruction paper. Glue them to your gray painting to create a thunderstorm!

 

play learn grow together

I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Weather!

Come back next week to see our lesson on the theme Dinosaur.

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Preschool Lesson 16: Earth

This week’s Preschool Theme is Earth.

 

Circle Time

Color – Orange

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – Me song from Reading the Alphabet

Weather Bear: Dress the weather bear for today’s weather.

 

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud: The Earth Book by Todd Parr The Earth Book

Letter K Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we are going to do a picture walk to introduce this book. Then we will circle the sight word, the, every time we see the book. As we circle our new sight word, we will say the word.

Sight Word Poke Page from Reading the Alphabet

This week’s sight word is the word ‘me’.

For this activity we are going to take a toothpick and poke holes all around the sight word. Once we are done we will place the paper up to a window to let the light come through the paper.

I Spy with K Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

This we are going to make into a game. First we will spread all of the cards on the floor. Then we will play “I Spy” with the syllable sounds clapping as you say the words.

Wednesday

Read Aloud: It’s Earth Day by Mercer Mayer It's Earth Day!

Letter K Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we use this book. So today we are going to look through the pictures again. As we look through the pictures we will identify the initial sounds of the words. When we finish our initial sounds, I will read to them the first pages and then allow them to finish the story for me.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will need a pocket chart. I am going to place the sentences in the pocket chart and read the text aloud. I am going to use a pointer to point to the words as I read them. After each sentence, my children can add the picture that goes with it. When we complete all of the sentence strips, they will each take turns reading the sentences.

Rhyming Mat from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will take the rhyming mat picture and the small pictures. We will look at each picture and name them. The ones that rhyme with the top picture will be glued to the mat.

Friday

Read Aloud: Curious George Plants a Tree by Margaret & H.A. Reys Curious George Plants a Tree

Letter K Book from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to start our day by re-reading this book together. Then I will sit with each child on their own and listen to them read the books.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we have used the pocket chart book. Today we will start with me reading the sentences to them. Again, they will add the pictures to the sentence strips. Then they will take turns reading the story to me.

Syllable Count and Clip from Reading the Alphabet

This activity is going to be a game for us. We are going to lay down each card one by one. I will start by clapping out each syllable. For example “tur-tle” is two claps. I will repeat each word with claps one time. The second time I will have them clap with me as we say the word together. Then I will ask them how many claps was that? Once they tell me how many claps, we will take the clothespin and clip it onto the number.

Once we go through all of the cards, I am going to give them to the girls and let them try it by themselves.

Sight Word Wall

Today we will add our sight word to the word wall.

 

*Here are a few other Read Alouds for you to choose from.

All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon

Day & Night by Margaret Hall

 

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter K. The girls are writing the letter K and identifying letters in it on page 17 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter K on page 12.

*I have them work in the workbooks during this time because it allows me time to transition and take care of their brother.

Wednesday

Today we are practicing writing the letter K on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: Take them on a nature walk. Talk about the things that they see when their on the walk, then come back and write about those things.

*Remember to encourage them to write the words first.

Friday

Today the girls will be doing the Print Awareness from Reading the Alphabet. For this activity they will need to trace the picture and letter. Then they will help me cut out the sentences and mix up the words. They then will help me reassemble the sentences so that they read correctly. We will glue them onto a piece of paper.

 

centers

Monday

Center 1: Trace the Letter K from Reading the Alphabet

Center 2: Lacing Cards from Reading the Alphabet

Center 3: Letter Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

  • For this activity, the girls will sort the beginning sounds with letters and pictures. Then they will place the cards into the pocket chart with the letter book pocket chart versions.

Center 4: 20 Grid from Reading the Alphabet

  • For this math activity, they will roll a die, then count the number rolled. Place that number of small objects on the board, starting at the top left and continuing until the board is full.

Wednesday

Center 1: Letter K Coloring Page from Reading the Alphabet

  • Today they will color the pictures that start with this letter.

Center 2: Sight word Maze from Reading the Alphabet

Center 3: Initial Picture Sort from Reading the Alphabet

  • Place the letter cards at the top of your pocket chart. Shuffle the initial picture cards. Go through each picture naming the object like this “/b/ /b/ balloon. Child needs to identify the beginning sounds

Center 4: Numbers 1 – 10 Dot Page from Reading the Alphabet

  • This activity needs to start with shuffling the number cards. The child picks a card and turns it over, identifying what the number is. Then they find that same number on their dot page and cover it up with an object. Continue until all the numbers have been identified.

Friday

Center 1: Sight word search

  • Today we are going to find all of this week’s sight word, see, in a word search and circle it with our favorite marker.

Center 2: Tracer Page

  • For this page, we are going to trace the sight word on this page.

Center 3: Sight word wall

  • Read the sight words on the wall using the pointer. I have included other words that they recognize such as our family members names and pets names.

Center 4: Pattern Cards

  • For this activity we are going to use the picture cards to create picture patterns. These picture cards match our letter this week. Your child can cut the pictures out with you or you can do it ahead of time to save time (which is what I did).

 

math

Monday

Today we are counting objects 0-10. We will use our manipulatives and number cards to count objects. We are also going to practice writing numbers 0-3 this week using the reproducible pages from Easy As 123.

For 5 minutes today, they will practice counting using the Match It Counting Game, only counting to ten.

Wednesday

Today we are counting objects 0-10. We will use our manipulatives and number cards to count objects. We are also going to practice writing numbers 4-6 this week using the reproducible pages from Easy As 123.

For 5 minutes today, they will practice counting using the Match It Counting Game, only counting to ten.

Friday

Today we are counting objects 0-10. We will use our manipulatives and number cards to count objects. We are also going to practice writing numbers 7-10 this week using the reproducible pages from Easy As 123.

For 5 minutes today, they will practice counting using the Match It Counting Game, only counting to ten.

 

science

This week we are going to do the Kitchen Counter Science  Experiment from http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2013/08/magic-potion-lab-from-tinkerlab.html.

Materials:

Water

Oil

Vinegar

Baking Soda

Liquid Watercolors or Food Coloring

Tall Glass or Mason Jar

Spoon

Pipette or Eye Dropper

Kitchen Towel
Directions:

This experiment is just a fun way to mix things. You can mix any of the ingredients together to see what happens. You can put food coloring in each of the liquids so that your child can see a color change.

 

Role Play

This week will be pretending that we are an astronaut. We will be using the same rocket ship box from last week so that we can blast off into outer space.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is Earth. This week we are going to continue an activity of where I live. For this activity you will need:

The Where I live booklet from last week.

Directions:

  1. Add the locations of where you live into each circle.
  2. Decorate the house shape.

Extension: Talk about why each part is bigger. For example, state is bigger than city and country is bigger than state.

 

Art

This week we will be creating an Earth Day Suncatcher.

For this activity you will need:
blue and green tissue paper

scissors

laminating pouches

string

Directions:

  1. Cut your tissue paper into small squares.
  2. Open the laminating sheet for your child to fill with green and blue tissue paper.
  3. Send through the laminator.
  4. Cut the laminated sheet into a circle.
  5. Add a piece of string and hang up in front of a window.

 

play learn grow together

I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Earth!

Come back next week to see our lesson on the theme Weather.

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10 Months and on the Move…

Mason turned 10 months old  November 8th. He was not feeling well that day so I didn’t take his pictures right away. He received his booster flu shot that morning and was experiencing some teething pain.

Watch Him Grow

Weight:  23 lbs 6 oz

Height:    29.3 inches

He is wearing 12 month clothes, 18 month pajamas. He is wearing size 3 diapers.

What He Can Do

This is based on the list in What To Expect: The First Years.

Mason has is cruising on all furniture and will stand up from a squatted position on his own. He is able to stand for about 30 seconds and then will sit down. He is able to stand without falling but is unsure of himself when standing so he sits down after a few seconds.

He likes to “walk” by holding your hands and you assisting him. Or he will push his toys around so that he can walk around the room. He is a “big” boy now so he thinks he needs to be moving like his big sisters.

Mason has quit taking baby food. He will not eat purees so this mama has had to get creative. I believe his sisters were the same around this age. He is basically eating the same things we do just in smaller portions. I have not introduced eggs to him yet but he eats meat, fruits, vegetables, etc… I give him toast, muffins, cereal for breakfast. He will have meat and veggies for lunch. Sometimes I give him pasta. Then he has was we eat for dinner.

 

Mason is continuing to add words to his vocabulary list. This month was the word no. I’m not surprised because he has heard that a lot more lately. (He is into everything). We have also been working on some sign language with him. Mainly just more and finished so that he can communicate what his needs are. He will sometimes sign more. He will raise his hands up to say he is finished, which is also his sign for pick me up. It may not be conventional baby sign language but he is communicating with us.

Babywise Schedule

I loved Babywise with my girls. It helped them so much. But Mason is still not sleeping through the night.

7:00 AM – Get up, change him, get him dressed and feed him  6 oz bottle.

7:30 AM – Change his diaper again and feed him fruit and cereal for breakfast. He likes this time because he has breakfast with his big sisters.

9:00 AM – He finishes his bottle because he doesn’t finish it in the morning. Then goes down for a nap.

11:00 AM – He wakes from his nap and has a  diaper change and has a 6 oz bottle. (He does not finish this bottle either).

11:30 or 12:00 – He has lunch with his sisters. Finger foods.

12:30 PM – He finishes his bottle and goes down for another nap.

2:30ish – He wakes from his nap. We are usually rushing out the door to pick up his sisters by this time so he has to wake up.

3:00 PM – Diaper change and 8 oz bottle and another snack (finger foods) if he is still hungry.

5:30 PM – He has a dinner meal with cereal then has finger foods while we eat at 6.

7:30 PM – He has bath time.

8:00 PM – He has a 7-8 oz bottle and then he is down for bedtime.

Current issue – 1:00 AM wake up cranky. Then away again between 3 and 5 am.

Now for the best part…Pictures! I hope you enjoy his slideshow!

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Preschool Lesson 15: Space

This week’s Preschool Theme is Space.

 

Circle Time

Color – Orange

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – H song from Reading the Alphabet

Weather Bear: Dress the weather bear for today’s weather.

 

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud: Where Does the Sun Go? By Gary CraigWhere Does the sun go

Letter H Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we are going to do a picture walk to introduce this book. Then we will circle the sight word, the, every time we see the book. As we circle our new sight word, we will say the word.

Sight Word Poke Page from Reading the Alphabet

This week’s sight word is the word ‘and’.

For this activity we are going to take a toothpick and poke holes all around the sight word. Once we are done we will place the paper up to a window to let the light come through the paper.

I Spy with H Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

This we are going to make into a game. First we will spread all of the cards on the floor. Then we will play “I Spy” with the syllable sounds clapping as you say the words.

Wednesday

Read Aloud: Mooncake by Frank Asch Mooncake

Letter H Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we use this book. So today we are going to look through the pictures again. As we look through the pictures we will identify the initial sounds of the words. When we finish our initial sounds, I will read to them the first pages and then allow them to finish the story for me.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will need a pocket chart. I am going to place the sentences in the pocket chart and read the text aloud. I am going to use a pointer to point to the words as I read them. After each sentence, my children can add the picture that goes with it. When we complete all of the sentence strips, they will each take turns reading the sentences.

Rhyming Mat from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will take the rhyming mat picture and the small pictures. We will look at each picture and name them. The ones that rhyme with the top picture will be glued to the mat.

Friday

Read Aloud: Mousetronaut by Mark Kelley Mousetronaut

Letter H Book from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to start our day by re-reading this book together. Then I will sit with each child on their own and listen to them read the books.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we have used the pocket chart book. Today we will start with me reading the sentences to them. Again, they will add the pictures to the sentence strips. Then they will take turns reading the story to me.

Syllable Count and Clip from Reading the Alphabet

This activity is going to be a game for us. We are going to lay down each card one by one. I will start by clapping out each syllable. For example “tur-tle” is two claps. I will repeat each word with claps one time. The second time I will have them clap with me as we say the word together. Then I will ask them how many claps was that? Once they tell me how many claps, we will take the clothespin and clip it onto the number.

Once we go through all of the cards, I am going to give them to the girls and let them try it by themselves.

Sight Word Wall

Today we will add our sight word to the word wall.

*Here are a few other Read Alouds for you to choose from.

Stars by Thomas K. Adamson

Neptune by Thomas K. Adamson

Space Walk by Salina Yoon

The Lost Stars by Hannah Cumming

 

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter H. The girls are writing the letter H and identifying letters in it on page 11 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter H on page 9.

*I have them work in the workbooks during this time because it allows me time to transition and take care of their brother.

Wednesday

Today we are practicing writing the letter H on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: Write about if you were an alien. You can draw the picture first and help label or write what they tell you.

*Remember to encourage them to write the words first.

Friday

Today the girls will be doing the Print Awareness from Reading the Alphabet. For this activity they will need to trace the picture and letter. Then they will help me cut out the sentences and mix up the words. They then will help me reassemble the sentences so that they read correctly. We will glue them onto a piece of paper.

 

centers

Monday

Center 1: Trace the Letter H from Reading the Alphabet

Center 2: Lacing Cards from Reading the Alphabet

Center 3: Letter Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

  • For this activity, the girls will sort the beginning sounds with letters and pictures. Then they will place the cards into the pocket chart with the letter book pocket chart versions.

Center 4: 20 Grid from Reading the Alphabet

  • For this math activity, they will roll a die, then count the number rolled. Place that number of small objects on the board, starting at the top left and continuing until the board is full.

Wednesday

Center 1: Letter H Coloring Page from Reading the Alphabet

  • Today they will color the pictures that start with this letter.

Center 2: Sight word Maze from Reading the Alphabet

Center 3: Initial Picture Sort from Reading the Alphabet

  • Place the letter cards at the top of your pocket chart. Shuffle the initial picture cards. Go through each picture naming the object like this “/b/ /b/ balloon. Child needs to identify the beginning sounds

Center 4: Numbers 1 – 10 Dot Page from Reading the Alphabet

  • This activity needs to start with shuffling the number cards. The child picks a card and turns it over, identifying what the number is. Then they find that same number on their dot page and cover it up with an object. Continue until all the numbers have been identified.

Friday

Center 1: Sight word search

  • Today we are going to find all of this week’s sight word, see, in a word search and circle it with our favorite marker.

Center 2: Tracer Page

  • For this page, we are going to trace the sight word on this page.

Center 3: Sight word wall

  • Read the sight words on the wall using the pointer. I have included other words that they recognize such as our family members names and pets names.

Center 4: Pattern Cards

  • For this activity we are going to use the picture cards to create picture patterns. These picture cards match our letter this week. Your child can cut the pictures out with you or you can do it ahead of time to save time (which is what I did).

 

math

Monday

Today we are using manipulatives to identify the values of numbers 6 and 7. We will use manipulatives and number cards.

For five minutes, they will practice identifying 6 and 7 using manipulatives. They will count by touching each manipulative.

Wednesday

Today we are using manipulatives to identify the values of numbers 8 and 9. We will use manipulatives and number cards.

For five minutes, they will practice identifying 8 and 9 using manipulatives. They will count by touching each manipulative.

Friday

Today we are using manipulatives to identify the values of number 10. We will use manipulatives and number cards.

For five minutes, they will practice identifying 10 using manipulatives. They will count by touching each manipulative.

 

science

This week we are going to do the Humpty Dumpty Egg Drop Experiment from I Heart Crafty Things.

Materials:

6 hard boiled eggs

6 sandwich bags

Marbles

Foam padding

Bubble wrap

Feathers

Shredded paper

beans

Directions:

Take the cooled egg and draw faces on them with a permanent marker. Then take 6 sandwich bags and fill them with a different material. See which one cracks when dropped. Document in your Science folder.

 

Role Play

This week will be pretending that we are going in a rocket ship to outer space. We are using a large box to decorate into a rocket ship.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is Space. This week we are going to start an activity of where I live. For this activity you will need:

Construction paper

Scissors

Markers

Hole punch

Metal ring

Directions:

  1. Cut out a small house.
  2. Cut five circles, one slightly bigger than the last.
  3. Label the house, my house.
  4. Label the circles, smallest to largest: my city, my state, my country, my continent, my planet. Make sure to label these at the bottom of the circle so that you can read it while laying the circles on top of each other.

 

Art

This week we will be creating a telescope.

For this activity you will need:
empty paper towel roll

paint

Directions:

Paint a paper towel roll and let it dry. Then you can pretend to look at space through your telescope.

 

play learn grow together

I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Space!

Come back next week to see our lesson on the theme Earth.

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Preschool Lesson 14: Jungle Safari

This week’s Preschool Theme is Jungle Safari.

 

Circle Time

Color – Green

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – Review all the songs from Reading the Alphabet

Weather Bear: Dress the weather bear for today’s weather.

 

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud: Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Ancheae Giraffes Can't Dance

Letter Books (D, B, R) from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to re-read the books. We will look at all the pictures and remind them of the initial sounds. They should be able to read the books on their own for review.

Sight Word Review Mazes from Reading the Alphabet

Complete the mazes from Lessons 8-13 for review work.

‘IG’ Word Puzzles from Reading the Alphabet

This week we are going to build picture puzzles together to spell out words with the ‘ig’ ending sounds.

Wednesday

Read Aloud: Slowly Slowly Slowly said the Sloth by Eric Carle Slowly Slowly Slowly Said The SLoth

Letter Books (G, L, I) from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to re-read the books. We will look at all the pictures and remind them of the initial sounds. They should be able to read the books on their own for review.

Pocket Chart ‘IG’ Match from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will need a pocket chart. We are going to build words with the IG family cards from Reading the Alphabet. Then we will match those words with the correct picture.

Bottle Cap ‘IG’ Mat from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will put a letter bottle cap on the empty circle of the words to spell out the word that matches the picture. There are blank circles on some of the pages to allow children to spell the entire word.

Friday

Read Aloud: The Umbrella by Jan Brett The Umbrella

Big Rig Reader from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to read and re-read the book from Reading the Alphabet today.

Pocket Chart ‘IG’ Match from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will need a pocket chart. We are going to build words with the IG family cards from Reading the Alphabet. Then we will match those words with the correct picture.

Build A Word Sight Word from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will use a cookie sheet to spell words with magnetic letters. Then we will use letter stamps to stamp out the sight words on paper. We will then glue the sight words beside our stamped words.

Sight Word Wall

Today we will review all of our sight words on the sight word wall.

*Here are a few other Read Alouds for you to choose from.

Tawny Scrawny Lion by Kathryn Jackson

Over in the Jungle by Marianne Berkes

 

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter review. The girls are writing the letter review and identifying letters in it on page 12-14 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter review on page 29.

*I have them work in the workbooks during this time because it allows me time to transition and take care of their brother.

Wednesday

Today we are practicing writing the at word families on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: Write about something that scares you. Let your child draw a picture and practice writing their own story. You can dictate for them.

Friday

Today the girls will be doing the Print Awareness from Reading the Alphabet. For this activity they will need to trace the picture and letter. Then they will help me cut out the sentences and mix up the words. They then will help me reassemble the sentences so that they read correctly. We will glue them onto a piece of paper.

 

centers

Monday

Trace the Letters D, B, R, G, L, I from Reading the Alphabet

Roll and Stamp Letter Review Activity from Reading the Alphabet

  • Roll the cube. The child names the letter and makes the letter sound. The child uses the graph to chart the results.

Letter Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

  • For this activity, the girls will sort the beginning sounds with letters and pictures. Then they will place the cards into the pocket chart with the letter book pocket chart versions.

20 Grid from Reading the Alphabet

  • For this math activity, they will roll a die, then count the number rolled. Place that number of small objects on the board, starting at the top left and continuing until the board is full.

Wednesday

Letter IG Coloring Page from Reading the Alphabet

  • Today they will color the pictures that start with this letter.

Roll A Rhyme from Reading the Alphabet

  • Insert into education cube. Players take turns rolling the two dice. They look at the pictures on the dice and tell whether or not they rhyme.

Initial Picture Sort from Reading the Alphabet

  • Place the letter cards at the top of your pocket chart. Shuffle the initial picture cards. Go through each picture naming the object like this “/b/ /b/ balloon. Child needs to identify the beginning sounds

Numbers 1 – 10 Dot Page from Reading the Alphabet

  • This activity needs to start with shuffling the number cards. The child picks a card and turns it over, identifying what the number is. Then they find that same number on their dot page and cover it up with an object. Continue until all the numbers have been identified.

Friday

Sight word search

  • Today we are going to find all of this week’s sight word, see, in a word search and circle it with our favorite marker.

Tracer Page

  • For this page, we are going to trace the sight word on this page from lessons 1-6.

Sight word wall

  • Read the sight words on the wall using the pointer. I have included other words that they recognize such as our family members names and pets names.

Pattern Cards

  • For this activity we are going to use the picture cards to create picture patterns. These picture cards match our letter this week, p. Your child can cut the pictures out with you or you can do it ahead of time to save time (which is what I did).

 

math

Monday

For today’s lesson, we are introducing numbers 6 and 7.

Introduce the values 6 and 7 using manipulatives and number cards. Today’s practice is to count out the manipulatives to match the number cards.

Wednesday

For today’s lesson, we are introducing numbers 8 and 9.

Introduce the values 8 and 9 using manipulatives and number cards. Today’s practice is to count out the manipulatives to match the number cards.

Friday

For today’s lesson, we are introducing numbers 10.

Introduce the value 10 using manipulatives and number cards. Today’s practice is to count out the manipulatives to match the number cards.

*Tip for this entire week: It is important to have your child touch the objects as they count each manipulative. This allows a hands on approach to counting which is helpful for majority of children learning values and counting.

 

science

This week we are going to do the Air Pressure Experiment from Kids Activities Blog.

For this experiment you will need:

2 kitchen sponges

Ziploc bag,

Straw

Scotch tape

Pom poms

 

Directions:

Place the two kitchen sponges into a Ziploc bag, put the straw in between the sponges. Seal up the bag. Seal the bag with tape. Blow up the bag through the straw. Then place the bag on a table with a pom pom in front of it. Press down on the bag and watch the pom pom move forward. Document by taking pictures and add to Science Folder.

 

Role Play

This week  we will be going on a jungle safari.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is Jungle Safari.  We will be doing a jungle scavenger hunt from From Elemenop Kids

Directions:

Search for the animals on the print out. I will have these animals out around the house for them to find.

Extension idea: Take your child to a zoo and have them search for the animals there.

 

Art

Parrot Painting

Materials:

White Paper

Paint

Directions:

  1. Paint the bird red using your foot.
  2. Paint feathers multiple colors using your hands.
  3. Add a beak in orange paint.

Original idea from The Organised Housewife.

 

play learn grow together

I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Jungle Safari!

Come back next week to see our lesson on the theme Space.

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