Preschool Lesson 20: Birds

This week’s Preschool Theme is Birds.

 

Circle Time

Color – Pink

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: George Flies South by Simon James George Flies South

Letter Books (H, K, N) 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.

‘OT’ 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: About Birds by Cathryn Sill About Birds

Letter Books (Z, O) 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 ‘OT’ 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 ‘OT’ 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: Tanglebird by Bernard Lodge Tanglebird

Dots Reader from Reading the Alphabet

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

Pocket Chart ‘OT’ 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.

The Best Nest by P. D. Eastman

Mama Built A Little Nest by Jennifer Ward

 

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 19-21 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter review on page 30.

*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 ot word families on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: This week’s story will be about bird watching. An alternative option would be to write about birds. Let them write what comes to them about birds. Remind them to draw a picture to go with their writing.

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 H, K, N, Z, O 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 OT 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 patterns unit.

Monday

For today’s lesson, we are going to create patterns using letters. We will start our lesson by creating repetitive patterns with letters a and b. Then we will add the letter c to the pattern. To make the patterns you will need at least four of each letter in the alphabet. I printed the alphabet cards from http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2012/07/free-alphabet-wallcards-flashcards.html, printing four copies.

For five minutes, they will create letter patterns on their own.

Wednesday

For today’s lesson, we are going to create patterns using numbers. We will start our lesson by creating repetitive patterns with numbers. For example, 1 and 2, 1 and 2, etc…

For five minutes they will create number patterns on their own.

Friday

For today’s lesson, we are going to have fun with patterns. We are going to build lego towers, in color patterns.  We will start with two colors and move to three colors. This is a fun way to wrap up our pattern unit

 

science

This week we are going to do the Color Exploration Experiment from http://buggyandbuddy.com/exploring-colors-with-baking-soda-and-vinegar/.

For this experiment you will need:

  • Foil Tray
  • Baking Soda
  • White Vinegar
  • Ice cube tray
  • Pipettes
  • Food Coloring

Directions:

  1. Empty an entire box of baking soda into the bottom of the foil tray.
  2. Fill the ice cube tray with white vinegar.
  3. Drop food coloring into each cube spot to make different colors.
  4. Use a pipette to drop colors into the foil tray and watch what happens.
  5. Continue to explore with colors.
  6. Document in Science Folder.

 

Role Play

This week pretending that we are bird watchers. For this activity we are going to adventure into the wild back yard and watch through our binoculars.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is birds. This activity will be taking care of our birds in our environment. To do this we are going to create a bird feeder. For this activity we will need an empty toilet paper roll, peanut butter, and bird seed.

Spread peanut butter on to the toilet paper roll. Make sure you cover it completely. Then take bird seed and put it on the toilet paper roll.
Art

Bald Eagle Craft

Materials:

  • eagle template
  • construction paper (yellow, white, brown)
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes
  • black marker

Directions:

  1. Trace hands on brown paper for wings.
  2. Print out eagle template to trace onto construction paper.
  3. Glue wings to eagle body. Glue the rest of the eagle together.
  4. Add googly eyes to the head.

Original idea from http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/animals/birds/bald-eagle.asp.

 

play learn grow together

I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Birds!

Come back next week to see our lesson on the theme On The Farm.

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