Preschool Lesson 2: All About Me

This week’s lesson theme is All About Me.

Circle Time

 

Color – Blue

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – The song from Reading the Alphabet

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

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud:  Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes   Chrysanthemum

Letter F 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 ‘the’.

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

I Spy with F 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:  All By Myself by Mercer Mayer All By Myself

Letter F 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:  Incredible Me! by Kathi AppeltIncredible Me!

Letter F 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.

I Can Do Anything by Jerry Spinelli I Can Be Anything

We’re Different, We’re The Same by Bobbi KatesWe're Different, We're the Same

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter F. The girls are writing the letter F and identifying letters in it on page 9 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter F on page 7.

*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 F on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: Write about yourself. 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 Letter F from Reading the Alphabet

Lacing Cards from Reading the Alphabet

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 F Coloring Page from Reading the Alphabet

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

Sight word Maze from Reading the Alphabet

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, the, 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.

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, f. 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 going to review the shape rectangle. I will start by showing them a picture of the rectangle for identification. Then we will read the rectangle poem. I will talk about how the rectangle has four sides and four points, two sides are the same and the other two sides are the same.

Their independent activity will be tracing rectangle using a pre-made construction paper with rectangles on it. Then we will add the rectangle to our math folder using the poem sheet from Shapes Poem.

Wednesday

Today will also be a review of shapes. Today we will be reviewing the heart. We will start by identifying the shape in a picture. Then we will read the heart poem from Shapes Poem. We will talk about the heart.

Their independent activity will be tracing the hearts in a pre-made construction paper. Then we will add the heart poem and a picture of a heart to our math folder.

Friday

Today is another review day for shapes. Today’s review is the star. I will start by having them identify a star. Then I will read them the star poem. This will allow us time to discuss that a star has 10 sides, 5 corners, and 5 points.

Their independent activity will be tracing the star on a pre-made circle paper. Then we will add the stars to our math folder.

social studies

This week is all about me. Children need to know about themselves and how they are special. You can download this book from here at All About Me Mini Book. This should take a couple of days to work on. You can do a few pages each day. When finished with it you can staple it together for your child.

science

This week we are going to do the Dyed Flowers Experiment  from The Imagination Tree. For this experiment you will need:

A few bright white flowers
glasses of water with a different food coloring in each

First you need to fill up the glasses with water. Drop some food coloring in each one. You can let your child pick the colors you will use. Once you have the food coloring in the water, drop the flowers in (stems down). Wait a day or two to see the color change. You can document the before and after in their Science Journals. I like to document using pictures to help them. They can draw them or you can take pictures with a camera to print and add to their folder.

Art

This week we are going to draw a self-portrait. On a blank piece of paper, have your child draw a picture of them. They can color it, add hair, accessories, or whatever they would like. This is to show you what they think they look like.

 

Role Play

This week we will have Independent Role Play for our drama time. This means that we will let them have free dramatic play for about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on when you want to do this time. I like to let them have this time at the end of the day because it gives their mind a break from all the school time.

play learn grow together

I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for All About Me!

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

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