Preschool Lesson: Nature

This week’s Preschool Theme is Nature.

 

Circle Time

Color – Purple

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

Luna & MeRead Aloud: Luna & Me by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Letter Books (Q, J, V) 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 15-19 for review work.

‘ET’ Word Puzzles from Reading the Alphabet

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

Wednesday

Read Aloud: Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins Tree Lady

Letter Books (W, E) 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 ‘ET’ Match from Reading the Alphabet

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

Bottle Cap ‘ET’ 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

Nature AdventuresRead Aloud: Nature Adventures by Mick Manning

Dots Reader from Reading the Alphabet

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

Pocket Chart ‘ET’ Match from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will need a pocket chart. We are going to build words with the OT 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.

 

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

The Wump World by Bill Peet

I Took A Walk by Henry Cole

 

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 26-28 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter review on page 31.

*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 et word families on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: This week’s story will be about what we saw on our nature walk.

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 Q, J, V, W, E 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 ET 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 15-19.

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

This week we are continuing with our measurement unit.

Monday

For today’s lesson, we are going to measure more or less. We are going to introduce the term more today and focus on seeing which group has more when comparing two groups of items.

For five minutes, they will look at which group has more.

Wednesday

For today’s lesson, we are going to measure more or less. We are going to introduce the term less today and focus on seeing which group has less when comparing two groups of items.

For five minutes, they will look at which group has less.

Friday

For today’s lesson, we are going to measure more or less. We are going to focus on seeing which group has more  and which has less when comparing two groups of items.

For five minutes, they will look at which group has more and which has less.

 

science

This week we are going to do the Shaving Cream Rain Clouds from One Little Project.

 

Materials:

Glass vases

food coloring

shaving cream

small bowls

water

Eye dropper

 

Directions:

  1. Fill small containers with water.
  2. Add different colors to small containers.
  3. Fill a clear glass vase 2/3 full of water.
  4. Top with a large amount of shaving cream.
  5. Use the eye dropper to drop food coloring water on to the sides of the large vase.
  6. Document in the science folder.

 

Role Play

This week let them have independent role play and pretend to be whatever they would like.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is nature. We are going to go on a nature walk today. As we spend our time on the nature walk, we are going to gather some things for our art project. We are also going to talk about the things we see.
Art

This week’s art craft is DIY Paint brush painting.

Materials:

items from nature walk

paint

white paper

 

Directions:

Paint a picture using the items found on the nature walk.

Let art work dry.

 

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I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Nature!

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

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Preschool Lesson: Recycling

This week’s Preschool Theme is Recycling.

 

Circle Time

Color – Purple

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – little song from Reading the Alphabet

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

 

Reading

Monday

Michael RecycleRead Aloud: Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel

Letter E 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 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 ‘little’.

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 E 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: Where Does the Garbage Go? By Paul Showers Where Does the Garbage Go

Letter E 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

Why Should I RecycleRead Aloud: Why Should I Recycle? By Jen Green

Letter E 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.

Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Steven Kroll

Don’t Throw That Away by Lara Bergen

The Adventures of A Plastic Bottle by Alison Inches

 

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter E. The girls are writing the letter E and identifying letters in it on page 8 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter E on page 6.

*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 E on their handwriting paper.

Writing story:

This week we are writing about how they can take care of the earth. You may need to help them write their list. Remind them to draw pictures to go with their list.

*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 E 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 E 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 going to introduce measurement. We are going start with length this week. We will be measuring how tall things are today. We are measuring with blocks using the charts from Moms Have Questions Too.

For an independent activity they are going to measure items around the room.

Wednesday

Today we are going to continue measuring length. Today we will spend our time measuring each other to see how tall we are.

For independent activity, they are going to measure new things in the room.

Friday

Today we are going to continue measuring with length. Today we are going to measure the big furniture in the room.

For independent activity, they are going to measure their stuffed animals.

 

science

This week we are going to do the Easter Egg Float adapted from Little Bins For Little Hands.

 

Materials:

mini bells

pompoms

marbles

10 eggs (5 different colors)

 

Directions:

  1. Label each color a different number using numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.
  2. You will fill each egg with that number of each item. This will allow you to compare what happens with each number.
  3. Put the first egg in and talk about what they saw.
  4. Then ask them what they think will happen with each of the other eggs.
  5. Document in the science folder.

 

Role Play

This week we will be independent play. Let them play whatever they would like.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is Recycling. For this week’s activity we will be setting up a recycling station at our house. To do this activity we are going to use bins from Amazon.

We are going to set these bins up in the garage and discuss how we can recycle. Each bin is a different color so they can tell which items go in which bin. Then we will go through the house finding things that need to be recycled, and add it to the correct bin. After we have collected our recycling and sorted it into the bins, we are going to take it to our local recycling location. In our home town there are recycling bins at all of the schools and at the grocery stores. This is a fun process for your children to see.

For an extension, you can find your local recycling center and take a tour of the location. Your children can learn a lot about recycling and where all their recycled items go.

 

Art

This week we will be creating Name Art Adapted from Splish Splash Splatter Art.

 

Materials:

Black construction paper

white crayon

glue

colorful construction paper cut into squares

 

Directions:

  1. Cut construction paper into squares before you start this art project. You need enough squares to cover their names.
  2. Then write their name on a piece of black paper using the white crayon.
  3. Write their name really large to cover most of the paper.
  4. Then let them glue the squares on top of the white line for their name.

 

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I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Recycling!

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

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Preschool Lesson 24: Flowers

This week’s Preschool Theme is Flowers.

 

Circle Time

Color – Purple

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – we song from Reading the Alphabet

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

 

Reading

Monday

The Tiny SeedRead Aloud: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Letter W 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 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 ‘we’.

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 W 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: Look Flowers! By Stephanie Calmenson Look Flowers

Letter W 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

Flower GardenRead Aloud: Flower Garden by Eve Bunting

Letter W 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.

Planting A Rainbow by Lois Elhert

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Flowers Are Calling by Rita Gray

The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller

 

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter W. The girls are writing the letter W and identifying letters in it on page 38 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter W on page 24.

*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 W on their handwriting paper.

Writing story:

This week we are writing a story that stars “If I were a fChrysanthemumlower, I would be…” Let them tell you what kind of flower they would want to be. A perfect story to go with this is Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. This story will open up the topic of being flowers.

 

*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 W 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 W 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 going to continue practicing counting and identifying numbers 0-20.  We will practice together and then they will practice independently for five minutes while you observe.

Wednesday

Today we are going to continue practicing counting and identifying numbers 0-20.  We will practice together and then they will practice independently for five minutes while you observe.

Friday

Today we are going to continue practicing counting and identifying numbers 0-20.  We will practice together and then they will practice independently for five minutes while you observe.

 

science

This week we are going to do the Walking Water adapted from Coffee Cups and Crayons.

 

Materials:

at least 3 empty glasses

Water

food coloring

paper towels

Directions:

  1. Choose the colors you want to mix.
  2. Fill a jar for each color and add food coloring. You will need an additional empty glass of the same size for each pair of colors.
  3. Cut a paper towel in half and then fold it into quarters lengthwise.
  4. Stick one end of the paper towel into the colored water and one end into the empty jar.
  5. Document in your Science folder.

 

 

Role Play

This week we will be acting like we are at a flower shop. One person will be the shop owner and the other will be purchasing flowers.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is Flowers, so we are discussing how to take care of flowers.  We will spend some time taking care of the flowers in our backyard. We will water them and give them plant food. We will also talk about how they need sunlight.  

 

Art

This week we will be creating Tulip Art Adapted from Kids Playbox.

 

Materials:

Paint

white paper

plastic forks

a paint brush

 

Directions:

  1. Dip the plastic fork into the color you want to use.
  2. Then push it down onto the paper. Make sure the full imprint of the fork is on the page.
  3. Repeat for multiple colors.
  4. Then take the paint brush and paint green stems in a straight line below the tulip print.
  5. Let dry.

 

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I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Flowers!

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

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It's a New Year…

It’s a New Year so that means a new look, a new page, and new posts coming up.

As you can tell, I have changed my look of the blog itself. I was wanting an upated and clean look for the blog and am hoping I found it with the current look. As for the start of 2017, it will be our new look.

Another new thing about the blog is the new page I’ve added. If you look at the top of the blog page you can see a section called Twintastic Shop. This page will show you all of the new items that I am creating and selling on my Etsy shop. Links are provided for those items as well.

I hope you like the new look and the new page. Please come back soon to see new posts that I am working on. First up will be Mason’s first birthday post.

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Preschool Lesson 23: Ocean

This week’s Preschool Theme is Ocean.

 

Circle Time

Color – Purple

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – go song from Reading the Alphabet

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

 

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud: Secret Seahorse by Stella Blackstone Secret Seahorse

Letter V 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 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 ‘go’.

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 V 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

A House for Hermit CrabRead Aloud: A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Letter V 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: Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni Fish is Fish

Letter V 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.

Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck

 

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter V. The girls are writing the letter V and identifying letters in it on page 37 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter V on page 23.

*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 V on their handwriting paper.

Writing story:

This week we are writing a story about being at the beach for the day. If your child has been to the beach then they can write about a time they went to the beach. If not, they can make up what they think will happen when they go to the beach.

*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 V 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 V 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 going to introduce values for numbers 11 through 14 using manipulatives. For example, show the number 11 card, and then count out 11 manipulatives.

For five minutes, they will practice counting numbers 11, 12, 13, and 14 on their own.

Wednesday

Today we are going to introduce values for numbers 15 through 18 using manipulatives. For example, show the number 15 card, and then count out 15 manipulatives.

For five minutes, they will practice counting numbers 15, 16, 17, and 18 on their own.

Friday

Today we are going to introduce values for numbers 19 and 20 using manipulatives. For example, show the number 19 card, and then count out 19 manipulatives.

For five minutes, they will practice counting numbers 19 and 20 on their own.

 

science

This week we are going to do the Volcano adapted from Fun At Home with Kids.

 

Materials:

Volcano Kit

Paint

dish soap

vinegar

 

Directions:

  1. Build the volcano and let it dry overnight.
  2. Paint it using a paint brush and paint.
  3. Once the paint has dried, about 30 minutes later, you can add some dish soap to the middle. Then add some vinegar.
  4. The volcano will erupt almost immediately.
  5. Document in your Science folder.

 

 

Role Play

This week we will be acting like we are ocean animals, swimming in the deep ocean. After learning about ocean animals, this is a fun way to act out what we have learned.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is Ocean, so we are discussing ocean animals today. We will talk the animals that live in the ocean. We will also discuss the environment and temperatures in the ocean.

 

Art

This week we will be creating Rainbow Fish Art Adapted from: Crafty Morning.

 

Materials:

Celery

paint

printable rainbow fish template

googly eyes

 

Directions:

  1. Print the rainbow fish template.
  2. Then take the celery and cut it into 6 pieces making sure to leave enough of the celery for your child to grip.
  3. Then have out paint in red, green, blue, yellow, orange, and purple.
  4. Your child can dip the celery stick into a color and make a row of rainbow scales.
  5. Then move to the next color.
  6. Once they have finished all of the colors, let it dry.
  7. Once it is dry, at a googly eye by the face.

 

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I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Ocean!

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

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Preschool Lesson 22: Arctic Animals

This week’s Preschool Theme is Arctic Animals.

 

Circle Time

Color – Pink

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – to song from Reading the Alphabet

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

 

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud: The Best Book of Polar Animals by Christiane Gunzi The Best Book of Polar Animals

Letter J 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 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 ‘to’.

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 J 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: North by Nick Dowson North

Letter J 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: Animal Babies in Polar Lands by Editors of Kingfisher

Animal Babies in polar landsLetter J 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.

Polar Bears by Gail Gibbons

Arctic Foxes by Emily Rose Townsend

Who Lives Here Polar Animals by Deborah Hodge

 

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter J. The girls are writing the letter J and identifying letters in it on page 16 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter J on page 11.

*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 J on their handwriting paper.

Writing story:

This week I am introducing story starters. Our story starter is “If I were a polar bear…” Write this on the top of their page. Then have them write whatever they can imagine about being a polar bear. Remind them to draw a picture with it.

*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 J 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 J 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 going to identify numbers 11-14. We will use our number cards and practice memorizing what those numbers look like.

For five minutes, they will practice identifying numbers 11, 12, 13, and 14 on their own.

Wednesday

Today we are going to identify numbers 15-18. We will use our number cards and practice memorizing what those numbers look like.

For five minutes, they will practice identifying numbers 11-18 on their own.

Friday

Today we are going to identify numbers 19 and 20. We will use our number cards and practice memorizing what those numbers look like.

For five minutes, they will practice identifying numbers 11- 20 on their own.

 

science

This week we are going to do the Jar Rainbow from Play-Dough To Plato.

Materials:

Mason jar

Honey

Light corn syrup

Dish soap (blue or green)

Olive oil

Rubbing alcohol

Water

Food coloring

A dropper

Directions:

First, pour in the honey, make sure you pour it in the middle of the jar and not touch the sides. You may need to help your child if you are letting them do this.

Next, pour in the corn syrup that is dyed purple. Again be careful not to get the sides.

We poured the dish soap next.

Then we poured in regular water dyed blue. (If your dish soap is blue, dye your water a different, contrasting color).

Pour a thick layer of olive oil next.

Last pour in the rubbing alcohol dyed red.

Try to include each as a different color.

You can see the original picture for this experiment at the link provided above.

 

Role Play

This week we will be acting out an arctic adventure. After reading about arctic animals all week, this is a perfect way to let your child’s imagination be creative.

Come back later to see how our adventure went.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is Arctic Animals, so we are discussing arctic animals today. We will talk the animals that live in the arctic. We will also discuss the environment and temperatures there.

 

Art

This week we will be creating a Paper Heart Penguin adapted from Crafty Morning.

For this activity you will need:

Black, white, orange construction paper

Glue

Scissors

Googly eyes

Directions:

Cut out a large black oval.

Then cut out a white heart for the tummy and three small orange hearts. You will use two of them for the penguin’s feet and one for the beak.

Glue the white heart onto the black oval.

Then glue on the feet at the bottom of the oval with the  hearts upright.

Next glue the final orange heart about an inch from the  top of the white heart.

Glue the googly eyes right above the orange heart.

See the original picture from the link above.
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I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Arctic Animals!

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

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