Preschool Lesson 13: Baby Animals

This week’s Preschool Theme is Baby Animals.

 

Circle Time

Color – Green

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – big song from Reading the Alphabet

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

 

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud: Are You My Mother ? by PD Eastman Are You My Mother

Letter I 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 ‘big’.

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

I Spy with Ii 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:  Baby Animals by  Gyo Fujikawa Baby Animals

Letter I 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: Kiss Kiss by  Margaret Wild and Bridget Strevens-Marzo

Kiss Kiss

Letter I 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.Baby Animals of the World

*Here is another Read Aloud for you to choose.

Baby Animals of the World by Speedy Publishing LLC

After reading with them, have your child look at books for about 5 minutes on their own. Sit with your child and let them retell the story that they just looked at. This is important to prepare your child for reading.

 

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter I. The girls are writing the letter I and identifying letters in it on page 15 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter I on page 10.

*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 I on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: Write about anything you want. Let them draw pictures and help them dictate their story.

*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 I 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 I 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 will be reviewing counting 0-5. We will use the number cards when counting manipulatives. They will spend 5 minutes of independent counting 0-5.

Wednesday

Today we will be reviewing counting 0-5. We will use the number cards when counting manipulatives. They will spend 5 minutes of independent counting 0-5.

Friday

Today we will be reviewing counting 0-5. We will use the number cards when counting manipulatives. They will spend 5 minutes of independent counting 0-5.

science

This week we are going to do the Ice Experiment from Mess For Less.

Materials:

Salt

Ice cube

Thread

Glass full of water

Directions:

Cut a 10-12 inch length of thread and have your child try and pick up the ice by laying the thread on it. Now lay a length of thread directly on the ice and pour some salt directly on the thread on the ice. Wait a minute. Grab the thread from each end and try and pick up the ice cube.

 

Role Play

This week will be pretending that we have a petting zoo. We will have their stuffed animals out and take care of those animals in the petting zoo.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is Baby Animals. For this activity we will play Are You My Mother? Matching game from Tot Schooling.

This game is matching the baby animal with the mother animal.

 

Art

This week we will be creating Baby Bird and Nest from Buggy and Buddy.
For this activity you will need:
construction paper

glue

scissors

googly eyes (optional)

Feathers

brown yarn cut into small pieces

Directions:

Start out by making your birds. Cut out two circles for your bird- one for the head and one for the body.

Glue the two circles together.

Add somegoogly eyesand an orange beak.

Glue somefeatherson  your bird.

Follow directions 1-4 for your second bird.

Set your birds aside to dry and make your bird nest.

Cut out a nest shape from some brownconstruction paper. Glue scraps ofbrown yarn onto your nest.

Glue your birds onto the nest.

 

play learn grow together

I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Baby Animals!

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

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