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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