The Five Senses

February 3rd-6th

Theme: The Five Senses

Bible: David and Goliath

Letter: Qq

 

Assessment Benchmarks:

 

Language Arts: Seek answers to questions through active exploration.

Math:  Represent data using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs.

Science:  Uses senses to explore and observe materials and natural p

henomena.

Social Science: Recognize similarities and differences in people.           

Physical Development and Health:  Identify body parts and their functions.

Fine Arts: *Music: Investigate the elements of music.

 

Monday, February 3rd 

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Qq – alphabet poster poem and begin making Q word list. 

Bible: Who was David?  Who was Goliath?  Read the story of David and Goliath.  Sing, “Only a boy named David”

Theme: Five Senses.  What are the five senses?  Sing some of our five senses songs.  Read, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear? 

Math:  Patches on a quilt from 1-20

Science:  Five Senses – Play, “What is that sound?” A sense of sound test.

Art/Fine Motor:  Number quilt

Language/Literacy: Read, The Listening Walk by by Paul Showers

Large Motor:  Go on a Listening Walk

Extra Activities:  Free reading with science books

 

Tuesday, February 4th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Read, My Q Book and add words to our letter Q word list;

Bible: Read, David and Goliath retold by Kathryn Smith.  Sing our song “Only a boy named David”. 

Theme:  Read, My Five Senses by Aliki.  What are our five senses?  Sing our “Do you know how?” five senses song.  Today we are going to talk about our sense of taste!! (See science)  Math:  Number cards

Science:  Taste Test – Close your eyes and guess that food!!   

Art/Fine Motor:  Letter Q and name writing

Language/Literacy:  Read, What Food is This?

Large Motor:  Tummy Tango

Extra Activities:  Fire Drill Day

 

Wednesday, February 5th 

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Read, The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle.

Bible: Review the story of David and Goliath.  What was David’s job before he went to fight Goliath?  He was a Shephard.  Talk about how Jesus is our Shepherd. 

Theme: Five senses Review.  Pull out a piece of our potato head from the bag.  Talk about what you do with each body part! (eyes, arms, ears, tongue, etc...)  Let chidlren take turns talking about their favorite thing to see, taste, touch, hear, etc...

Math:  Around the world flash cards

Science:  Sensory cloths – can you feel the materials and help them find their match? 

Art/Fine Motor: Potato Heads

Language/Literacy:  Read, Five Little Ducks by Jose Aruego and sing our “Five Little Ducks” song;

Large Motor:  Hot and Cold

Extra Activities:  Pooh’s sorting computer game

 

Thursday, February 6th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Have show and tell for the letter Qq

Bible: Review the story of David and Goliath; How was David able to beat Goliath?  That’s right!  He prayed and asked God for help!  Sing “The Lord is my Helper” from our bible curriculum cd. 

Theme: Review our Five Senses.  Today we are going to be talking about our sense of sight and our sense of smell!  What do we use to smell?  Play, “guess that smell”.  We are also going to be talking about sense of sight.  Read, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?  What do you think it would be like if we COULDN’T see?  Today we are going to do some different activities to discover just how much we use our sense of sight every day! 

Math:  David’s stones- simple additions

Science:  Five senses – sense of Sight and sense of smell. 

Art/Fine Motor:  Q Quilts

Language/Literacy:  Read, Look Closer by Peter Ziebel Read

Large Motor:  Q is for questions- play Mother May I

Extra Activities:  Blind-folded obstacle course;  Magnifying Glasses and bugs in the science center

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Story of David and Goliath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Retold by________________________________________________

My Five Senses

 

 

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What I Like to See:

What I like to hear:

What I like to touch:

What I like to smell:

What I like to taste:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on February 3, 2014 .

Animals and their Habitats

January 27th – January 30th   

Theme: Animals and their Habitats

Bible: God loves me and always helps me;

Letter:Pp

 

Monday, January 27th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Intro to the letter Pp.  Listen to our letter Pp poster poem and begin making our letter Pp word list.

Bible: God loves me and always helps me.  Sing “God helps me do good things.”  What are some different ways that God always helps us.  God also helps US to help OTHERS!  Read about how God helped some different people in the bible (Joshua, Esther, ect) and made them heroes!!  Sing “heroes” from our Bible curriculum cd. What are some good things we can do to help others? 

Theme: This week we are learning about animals and their habitats!  Does anybody know what a habitat is?!  Read, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, what do you hear? By Eric Carle.  What were some of the animals in that story?  Talk about the different habitats of those animals.   

Math:  seal and ball math game – counting and one to one correspondence;

Science:  “pop”corn in the sensory table

Art/Fine Motor:  Ping Pong Art

Language/Literacy:  Read, A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle;

Large Motor:  Pirate Ship

Extra Activities:  Hickity Pickity Bumble Bee

 

Tuesday, January 28th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Pp – Read our Letter Pp alphabet book and add words to our word list. 

Bible: Review our Bible theme, “God loves me and always helps me”.  Sing “The Lord is my helper”. 

Theme: Yesterday we talked about animals who like to live where it is really cold.  What kinds of animals did we read about?  Today we are going to talk about some animals that might live where it gets really warm!!  Read, Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae & David Wojtowycz

Math:  Pigs in a mud puddle

Science:  Put some paint in a ziploc bag, slip a white sheet of paper underneath, and tape it down to the table!  Fun, mess-free sensory art.

Art/Fine Motor:  Painted peacocks

Language/Literacy:  The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas

Large Motor:  wolves and the big bad pig tag;

Extra Activities:  Name writing practice

 

Wednesday, January 29th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter and theme:  Review the letter Pp sound.  Have show and tell for those who will not be here tomorrow; Read, Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! By Bob Barner.  Talk about the habitat of a penguin and how it lives. 

Bible: What are ways that God helps us every day?  Take turns praying and thanking God for his love. 

Math:  simple addition and subtraction of penguins in a pool

Science:  penguins in the water table with ice;

Art/Fine Motor:  Playdough fun!

Language/Literacy:  The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly by Catherine Vase;

Large Motor:  Animal action

Extra Activities:  Alphabet around the world

 

Thursday, January 30th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Show and tell – Pajamas!!   Read, Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie DePaola;  Meet “The pancake man”

Bible: God loves me and always helps me – sing our bible song “God will help you.” 

Theme: Read, Who Lives in a Tree? By Susan Canizares

Math:  Counting by 10s

Science:  make pancakes

Art/Fine Motor:  Pears in a pear tree counting by 10s

Language/Literacy:  If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff. 

Large Motor:  parachute play

Extra Activities:  Computer Play

 

 

Posted on January 27, 2014 .

Pets

January 20th - 23rd 

(Monday, NO SCHOOL, MLK Jr. Day)

Theme: Pets

Bible: God made everything in the world;

Letter: Oo

 

 

Monday, January 20th  – NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Tuesday, January 21st  

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Intro to the letter Oo – sing our letter O poster poem and begin making our letter O word list; 

Bible: Read the story of creation and make a list of all that God made on each day.  Sing “In the beginning”

Theme: Read, The Big Pets by Lane Smith

Math:  Counting Cheerios - Cheerio Necklaces

Science:  Oatmeal in the sensory table;

Art/Fine Motor:  Ostrich Os

Language/Literacy:  I Love Guinea Pigs by Dick King-Smith

Large Motor:  Sharks and Minnows  

Extra Activities:  Balance Beam

 

Wednesday, January 22nd  

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter: Read, My O Book and add words to our letter O word list;   Have show and tell for those who will not be here tomorrow.

Bible: Read about the day God made the people; Who made us?  What did God make us for?  How should we live?

Theme: Read, Clifford's puppy days

Math: Goldfish in a bowl counting (simple addition)

Science:  Read, Orange Juice by Betsey Chessen and Make Orange Juice

Art/Fine Motor: Puppy Puppets

Language/Literacy:  Two Little Goldfish by Jenny Giles

Large Motor:  Opposites, Opposites

Extra Activities:  Letter O writing practice

 

Thursday, January 23rd 

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Show and tell for the letter Oo; 

Bible: Read about the day God made the animals;  What is your favorite animal that God made?  Sing, “God made the world” from our Bible curriculum cd; 

Theme: Read, If I Had a Hippo by J. Ellen Dolce

Math:  Opposites Matching Game

Science:  O is for Orca Song by Michael C. Armour, Play with Orcas in the water table.

Art/Fine Motor: Book of Opposites

Language/Literacy:  Read, The Brave Little Owl by Penny Little and Sean Julian

Large Motor:  Animal Action

Extra Activities:  Hickity Pickity Bumble Bee

 

 

  

Posted on January 20, 2014 .

Community Helpers

Theme:  Community Helpers

Bible:  God loves everyone; 

Letter: Alphabet Review – Letters A-N

 

Monday, January 13th 

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  The Letter s are Lost by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Bible: Talk about our Bible theme and how God loves everyone.  Play, “God loves who?” name game; 

Theme:  What is a community helper?  Talk about what a community helper is and make a list of community helpers.  A police officer is a community helper.  Read, Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann.  Play, “Officer Buckle can you help me find my friend?”  Have a child hide in the classroom.  Give the officer clues as to who is missing and see if the officer can find the missing friend.

Math:  who’s missing – memory game (see circle time); connecting people 

Science:  animal exploration 

Art/Fine Motor:  Mid-year self-portraits

Language/Literacy:  Tomorrow’s Alphabet by George Shannon

Large Motor:  Animal Action 

Extra Activities:  Hickity Pickity Bumble Bee

 

Tuesday, January 14th 

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Read, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Play Alphabet Around the World

Bible: Read, God Loves You by Kathleen Long Bostrom;

Theme:  This week we are talking about Community Helpers! Review what a community helper is.  Read, The Jolly Postman;

Math: Community Helper Mystery Game  

Science:  Insects and magnifying glasses;

Art/Fine Motor: Mail Bags

Language/Literacy:  Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood and Bruce Wood

Large Motor:  Captain on Board

Extra Activities:  Alphabet around the world;

 

Wednesday, January 15th 

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Review:  A-N  

Bible: Read, “God is Loving” pg. 32 from I Can Learn About God;

Theme: Read, Jobs People Do by Christopher Maynard; Firefighters are community helpers.  Talk about an important job that we need someone to do now that it is Winter and snowing a lot!!  Read, Katie and the Snow Plow; 

Math: Steps to a snowman – sequencing cards

Science:  Snow in the sensory table; 

Art/Fine Motor:  snow plows

Language/Literacy:  My Name is … A by Alice Lyne; I Know Why I Brush My Teeth by Kate Rowan

Large Motor:  Singing and Dancing with Jim Gill “Teeth are for brushing” 

Extra Activities:  Visit from Mrs. Fleisher to talk with the kids about her occupation! (AM Class) Visit from Mrs. Williams to teach talk about what a nurse does!  (PM Class)

 

Thursday, January 16th 

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter: Read, The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni.  Have show n tell with the letters A-N.

Bible:  This week we have been learning about how much God loves us.  God loves us so much and is always with us.  Read, “God is With You” pg 184 I Can Learn About God; 

Theme: Read, The Lion who Wouldn't Brush his Teeth; Who did the Lion have to go see?  What did Mr. Hippo the dentist do to help the Lion?  Why is it important for us to go see the dentist? 

Math:  Counting Teeth

Science:  Digging for Dinos – Use toothbrushes to dust off the sand and once they find their dinos!

Art/Fine Motor:  Hippos

Language/Literacy:  Letter Factory; Martin Luther King, Jr. by Marion Dane Bauer

Large Motor:  Captain on Board

Extra Activities: Letter Factory; 

 

 

 

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain

The Day the Teacher Went Bananas by James Howe

Froggy Goes to the Doctor by Jonathan London

The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allen Ahlberg

When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer

Posted on January 13, 2014 .

Thanksgiving

November 25 th – 28 th  Thanksgiving, November 28 th - NO SCHOOL)

Theme: Thanksgiving

Bible: God made me so that I can do good things;

Letter: Alphabet Review - SHOW AND TELL IS ANY LETTER A-J!

 

Assessment Benchmarks:

Language Arts:  Communicate information with others; Relates prior knowledge to new information;

Math:  Find and name locations with simple words, such as “near”.

Science:  Use common weather-related vocabulary;

Social Science: Understand that each of us belongs to a family and recognize that families vary;

Physical Development and Health: Follow rules and procedures when participating in group physical activities;

Fine Arts: Participate in music activities;

 

Monday, November 25 th

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Alphabet Review: Review letters we have learned about and the sounds they make.  Vote to see which alphabet review poems we will read;

Bible:   Introduce our Bible verse about how God made us to do good things.  What are some good things that we can do?  Make a class list.  Let’s pray to God and ask him to help us to do all of these good things.  

Theme: What special holiday is coming this week?  Last week we talked  a lot about the Native Americans and the pilgrims who celebrated the first Thanksgiving.  This week, we are going to talk about some other fun things we do at Thanksgiving.  We didn’t have turkey at our Thanksgiving Feast this year, but usually at Thanksgiving we eat Turkeys!!  Sing silly turkey songs.  Read, A Turkey For Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting.  Go on a turkey hunt.  (see large motor)

Math:  Let children go on a turkey feather hunt.  Then let them help put the feathers in order with Feather Counting – learn our counting by 10’s song to count to 100.  Let children help put the feathers on the turkey by singing our song and counting to 100 by 10’s.    

Science:   Magnets

Art/Fine Motor:  Turkey Hand Prints- This little turkey just wanted to say, “Have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day!”

Language/Literacy:  Children’s Choice – poster poems from our alphabet flip chart (A-I)

Large Motor:   Turkey Hide and Seek – Let each child take a turn being the turkey who is hiding.  Then let another child go on a turkey hunt to find them and bring them back to our Thanksgiving feast.  

 

Tuesday, November 26 th

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:   Alphabet Review: Review letters we have learned about and the sounds they make.  Let children vote to see which alphabet review poem we can read!

Bible: God made us so that we can be thankful, and that we can do good things!  Sing our song, “God helps me do good things” from our Bible curriculum cd.  Review all the things that we have to be thankful for;

Theme: Read, Turkey Trouble (book on cd).  Sing “Strut Mr. Turkey”;

Math:   Cornucopia Counting

Science:   Corn in the sensory table

Art/Fine Motor: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Language/Literacy:   Children’s Choice – poster poems from our alphabet flip chart

Large Motor:   Turkey trot races

 

Wednesday, November 27 th  

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:   Alphabet Review: Review letters we have learned about and the sounds they make.  Let children vote to see which alphabet review poem we can read! Have show and tell for any letter A-J;

Bible:   This week we have been learning that God helps us do good things.  I am going to read a book and when I get to the end I want you to tell me, what good things did the friends do in the story.  Read, Clifford’s Puppy Days Thanksgiving Feast by Quinlan B. Lee.

Theme:  Read, Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey and Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland.  

Math:   Turkey Feather Patterns

Science:   Color Paddles

Art/Fine Motor:   

Language/Literacy:   Children’s Choice – poster poems from our alphabet flip chart

Large Motor:   “Keep on singing and dancing”

 

Thursday, November 28 th - No School - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

 

Thanksgiving Books:

‘Over the River A Turkey’s Tale by Derek Anderson

Clifford’s Thanksgiving Visit by Norman Bridwell

The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Over the River and Through the Woods by John Gurney

Over the River and Through the Wood by Lydia Maria Child

 

 

Posted on November 25, 2013 .

Native Americans and Pilgrims

Thanksgiving Feast, Thursday, November 21 st !!

 

No School Thursday, November 28 TH Happy Thanksgiving!

 

November 18 th – 21 st  

Theme: Native Americans and Pilgrims

Bible: I can pray to God and thank him for his Goodness

Letter: Jj

 

Assessment Benchmarks :

 

Language Arts: Seek answers to questions through active exploration.

Math:   Use concepts that include number recognition, counting and one-to-one correspondence.

Science:   Use common weather-related vocabulary (e.g. rainy, snowy, sunny, windy).

Social Science: Recognize similarities and differences in people.

Physical Development and Health:   Demonstrate ability to cooperate with others during group physical activities.

Fine Arts: Music: Investigate the elements of music.

 

Monday, November 18 th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Introduction to the letter Jj.  Sing our Letter Jj alphabet poster poem and flip chart and begin making our letter Jj word list.  

Bible:  God has been really good to us in so many ways!!  How many of you have a family?  How many of you have a home?  How many of you have food to eat? Those are all things that we need, and are good things that God has allowed us to have. Sing “God has been good” from our Bible curriculum cd.  Let’s thank God for being so good to us.  

Theme: This week we are learning all about Native Americans and Pilgrims.  Who are the Native Americans and the Pilgrims?  Why are they important?  Read, This First Thanksgiving Day by Laura Krauss Melmed.  Talk about how life was different then for the Native Americans and Pilgrims.

Math:   Cornucopia addition

Science:   How does a garden grow?  Learn about the different things that were grown and harvested at the very first thanksgiving.

Art/Fine Motor: Turkey Headbands

Language/Literacy:   The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh

Large Motor:   Dancing and Singing to our Thanksgiving songs

Extra Activities:   Practice Thanksgiving Feast Songs

 

 

Tuesday, November 19 th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Read, My J Book and find new words to add to our letter J word list.

Bible: Review our Bible theme and talk about what we can thank God for.  Read a story of how Jesus gave thanks to God for some food and what special thing happened!!

Theme:  Read, The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene.  Sing Thanksgiving songs.

Math:   turkey feather counting

Science:   sea animal exploration

Art/Fine Motor:   J is for jelly fish

 

Language/Literacy:    Read, The First Thanksgiving by Jean Craighead George.

Large Motor:   Balance Beam  

Extra Activities:   Thanksgiving Feast Songs

 

 

Wednesday, November 20 th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Have show and tell for the letter Jj for those who will not be here on Thursday.  

Bible and Theme: Read, Thankful Together and pray to God for all the things we are thankful for.  

Math: Jelly Bean graphing and Color sorting

Science: color paddles - color mixing

Art/Fine Motor :  I Can pray to God and thank Him for his goodness!  Thank you God for… (prayer hands)

 

Language/Literacy:   Read, Oh, What a Thanksgiving! By Steven Kroll

Large Motor:   J is for jumping jacks

Extra Activities:   Thanksgiving Feast Songs

 

 

Thursday, November 21 st

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Show and Tell for the Letter Jj.

Bible: Review our Bible theme and sing, “I can talk to God”.  

Theme: Read, Thanksgiving is For Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland.  

Math:   jumping bean math fun

Science:   jar sensory play -

Art/Fine Motor:   I am thankful for… Journal Entries

Language/Literacy:   Children’s Choice Thanksgiving stories;

Large Motor:   Singing and Dancing

Extra Activities:   Thanksgiving Feast!

Posted on November 18, 2013 .

Land, Air, and Water Transportation

November 11 th – 14 th

Theme: Land, Air, and Water Transportation

Bible: Jesus and His Disciples

Letter: Ii

 

Assessment Benchmarks :

 

Language Arts: Make some letter-sound matches.

Math:   Incorporate estimating and measuring activities into play.

Science:   Uses senses to explore and observe materials and natural phenomena.

Social Science: Locate objects and places in familiar environments.

Physical Development and Health:   Follow rules and procedures when participating in group physical activities.

Fine Arts: Music: Participate in music activities.

 

Monday, November 11 th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter: Read and sing our letter Ii alphabet poster poem and begin creating a letter Ii word list.  

Bible: This week we are learning about Jesus and his disciples. What is a disciple?  Read, Jesus and the Twelve Dudes who Did .  The disciples were Jesus’ helpers and his friends.  Sing “A friend loves at all times.”   

Theme: What is transportation?  Talk about 3 different types of transportation (land, air, and water), and sort some vehicles into the different categories. Read,    A Dragon in a Wagon:  A Book About Ways to Travel by Jane Belk Moncure.  What were all the different ways they traveled in the story? Sing “Little Red Wagon”

Math:   Transportation manipulatives – sorting with sorting trays and balancing scales;

Science:   Magnet exploration

Art/Fine Motor:   little red wagons

Language/Literacy:   Airplanes and Flying Machines by Gallimard Jeunesse

Large Motor:  “ Helicopter, Helicopter, turn around…”

Extra Activities:   Practice Thanksgiving Feast Songs

 

Tuesday, November 12 th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Review the letter Ii and read, My Ii Book .  Add words to our letter Ii word list;

Bible: Read, “Doing God’s Work” from the Early Readers Bible .  Talk about when Matthew became a disciple.   

Theme: This week we are learning about all different types of transportation.  What are the 3 main types of transportation?  That’s right!  Land, Air, and Water.  What are some types of air transportation? What about land?  Water?  Today we are going to talk about water transportation!  Read, The Boats on the River by Marjorie Flack;

Math:   I is for icecream- Color patterns with scoops of ice-cream

 

Science:   Boats in the water table

Art/Fine Motor: : I is for Iguana.  

Language/Literacy:   Hercules the Harbor Tug by Michael O’Hearn and read, Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox by Grace Maccarone.

Large Motor:   Do the itchy poison ivy dance by Jim Gill.

Extra Activities:   Practice Thanksgiving Feast Songs

 

Wednesday, November 13 th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Review the letter Ii  sound and have show and tell for those who will not be here tomorrow. Read Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni.  Take turns measuring how many inches tall we all are.

Bible:  This week we have been talking about Jesus and his disciples.  What is a disciple?  We can be Jesus’ helpers just like his disciples were.  Today, I’m going to read a story about a man that God wanted to be his  helper, but he didn’t listen.  Read, Jonah and the Whale Retold by Kathryn Smith.  How was Jonah a helper to God at the end of the story? Sing “God helps me do good things”.

Theme: Who can tell me the three different types of transportation we have been talking about this week?  Review the different types of transportation.  Today, I’m going to read a really silly story.  When we want to be our own transportation, we use our feet!  How about using your hands?!?! Read, Silly Sally .  

Math:   Counting Inches

Science:   Goofy’s Gas Station Computer Game – color mixing

Art/Fine Motor:   Journal entry-   If I coud go anywhere in the world, I would go to…

Language/Literacy:   Little Miss Spider’s New Car ; Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car ;

Large Motor:   Jumping Bean Alphabet Game & Red Light, Green Light.

Extra Activities:   Practice Thanksgiving Feast Songs

 

Thursday, November 14 th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Show and Tell for the letter Ii

Bible: Review what it means to be a disciple; Sing “God made us to do good.”  Read “Friends help a lame man” using our Bible curriculum picture stories;

Theme: Review our types of transportation.  Play a transportation memory game (see Math)

Math:   Set out different types of transportation.  Take one away, and see if children can help figure out which one is missing.  

Science:   Hot Air Balloon blow-ups with vinegar and baking soda

Art/Fine Motor:   Make some “wheelie” good paintings!  How does your car drive? Dip the car wheels in some paint and watch the trail form.

Language/Literacy:   Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae & David Wojtowycz

Large Motor:   Jungle Animals – Animal Action and other fun songs;

Extra Activities:   Practice Thanksgiving Feast Songs

 

 

Airplanes and Flying Machines by Gallimard Jeunesse

How Airplanes Fly by Fred and Jeanne Biddulph

Hercules the Harbor Tug by Michael O’Hearn

My big Truck Book by Priddy Bicknell

The Wheels on the Bus by Bari Weissman

Trash Trucks by Daniel Kirk

Trucks by Harry mcNaught

Motorbikes by Kate Petty

Freight Train

 

 

 

 

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and how will you get there?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:_____________________________________

Posted on November 11, 2013 .

Manners and Healthy Habits

November 4 th – 7 th

Theme: Manners and Healthy Habits

Bible: Heaven

Letter: Hh

 

Assessment Benchmarks :

 

Language Arts: Identify some letters, including those in own name.

Math:   Participate in situations that involve addition and subtraction using manipulatives.

Science:   Begin to understand basic safety practices.

Social Science: Recognize the reasons for rules.

Physical Development and Health:   Act independently in caring for personal hygiene needs.

Fine Arts: Music: Participate in music activities.

 

Monday, November 4 th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Introduce the letter Hh.  Sing our alphabet poster poem and begin making our letter Hh word list;  

Bible: This week we are going to be talking about a very special place!!  We are going to be talking about Heaven.  Read, “What About Heaven?” from Questions From Little Hearts by Kathleen Long Bostrom;

Theme: Read, I Have Manners! By David Parker; What are some of the important manners that we learned about in our story?  Make a list of good manners.  

Math:   Horse color patterns

Science:   Hot and cold- What is the difference.  Sort items into categories based on if they are hot or cold.  Hot vs Cold Worksheet- http://www.education.com/files/88201_88300/88224/hot-cold.pdf

Art/Fine Motor:

Language/Literacy:   Read, That’s Good! That’s Bad! By Margery Cuyler (book on tape)

Large Motor:   Hula Hoop Hopping

Extra Activities:   Assessments

 

Tuesday, November 5 th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Review our letter Hh words; Read My Hh Book and add words to our letter Hh word list;

Bible: This week we are learning about Heaven.  Read, “Jesus goes back to Heaven” and “We can live with Jesus in Heaven” (pg 116 and 134 - I Can Learn About God);

Theme: Read, Please Say Please by Margery Cuyler;

Math:   Hungry Hungry Hippo Marble Counting

Science:   Hole punchers in the sensory table

Art/Fine Motor:  

Language/Literacy:   If I Had a Hippo by J. Ellen Dolce;

Large Motor:   Teach the kids the songs and motions for the song, “You can’t get to Heaven on Roller Skates.”  (See lyrics below)

Extra Activities: Assessments

 

Wednesday, November 6 th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Have show and tell for the letter Hh for those who will not be here Thursday. Read, The Hat by Jan Brett;

Bible: H is for Heaven!   Review our Bible Theme and read, “No More Tears” from My Story Bible, 66 Favorite Stories;  

Theme: Read, Mind Your Manners in School by Arianna Candell and Rosa M. Curto

Math:   Counting Teeth

Science:   Teeth brushing

Art/Fine Motor:  

Language/Literacy: Read, I Know Why I Brush My Teeth by Kate Rowan

Large Motor:   Balance Beam

Extra Activities:   Assessments

 

Thursday, November 7 th

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Show and Tell for the letter Hh.

Bible: Talk about our Bible verse and review our Bible stories about what Heaven is like.  Sing our fun Heaven song!

Theme: Read, Germs Germs Germs by Bobbi Katz; Why is it so important to do things that help keep the germs away? What are things we can do to get rid of germs and keep them away?

Math:   Germ Patterns

Science:   Glitter Germs

Art/Fine Motor:  

Language/Literacy:   Read, Please Is A Good Word to Say by Barbara Joosse

Large Motor:   Play Helicopter, helicopter over my head

Extra Activities:   Assessments

 

Franklin Is Bossy by Paulette Bourgeois

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow

Huggapotamus by Steve Metzger

The Little Red Hen by Lucinda McQueen

 

 

 

 

]Oh, you can't get to heaven (Oh, you can't get to heaven) On  roller skates (On roller skates) 'Cause you'd roll right by ('Cause you'd roll right by) Those pearly gates (Those pearly gates) Oh you can't get to heavenOn roller skates'Cause you'd roll right byThose pearly gatesI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more.I ain't gonna grieve my Lord no moreI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no moreI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more.Oh, you can't get to heaven (Oh, you can't get to heaven) In a rocking  chair (In a rocking chair) 'Cause a rocking chair ('Cause a rocking chair) Won't get you there (Won't get you there) Oh, you can't get to heavenIn a rocking chair'Cause a rocking chairWon't get you thereI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no moreI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no moreI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no moreI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more.Oh you can't get to heaven (Oh you can't get to heaven) In a  limousine (In a limousine) 'Cause the Lord don't  sell ('Cause the Lord don't sell) No  gasoline (No gasoline) Oh you can't get to heavenIn a limousine'Cause the Lord don't sellNo gasolineI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no moreI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no moreI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no moreI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more.Oh, you can't get to heaven (Oh, you can't get to heaven) In a motorcar (In a motorcar) 'Cause a motorcar ('Cause a motorcar) Won't go that far (Won't go that far) Oh you can't get to heavenIn a motorcar'Cause a motorcarWon't go that farI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no moreI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no moreI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no moreI ain't gonna grieve my Lord no more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on November 4, 2013 .

Fire Safety and Prevention

Announcements:  

 

** Tuition due this week!

** NO SCHOOL MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 th – Columbus Day.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to switch days if your child comes on Mondays.  

** Firefighters are coming Monday and Tuesday to help teach our kids about fire safety!

** Show n Tell Thursday:  Have your child bring in something that begins with ‘D’                                                   

**Field Trip to Anderson’s Farm Stand is Thursday the 10 th .  More info will be coming soon.

 

Date:  September 30 th - October 3rd

Theme: Fire Safety and Prevention

Bible: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

Letter: Bb

 

Assessment Benchmarks :

 

Language Arts: Make some letter sound matches;

Math:   Participate in situations that involve addition and subtraction using manipulatives.

Science:   Begin to understand basic safety practices;

Social Science: Identify community workers and the services they provide;

Physical Development and Health:   Coordinate movements to perform complex tasks;

Fine Arts: Music:  Investigate the elements of music

 

 

Monday, September 30 th

 

Circle Time: Sing a good morning song.  Have our calendar time.  

Letter- Intro to the letter D sound.  Read our letter Dd poster poem and begin our letter D list.

Theme and Bible:  This week we are going to be learning all about Fire and Fire safety.  Today we are going to read a story about fire in our Bible today.  Let’s read the story, A Very Hot Fire (Daniel 3) from the, Read With Me Bible .  Why were Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego thrown into the fire?  What would happen if you touched fire?  Why were the three friends not hurt?  God wants us to pray to Him and worship Him alone.  Let’s sing to God today and let Him know how much we love Him.  Sing worship songs with the kids from Hillsong live worship for KIDS!:  “Anthem of Praise” and “Oh How I Love You.”  I am so thankful that our God loves and protects us and I am so thankful that He protected our friends in the Bible story today.  Fires can be very dangerous!

Math: Firetruck counting, simple addition and subtraction (math manipulatives)

Science:   Something you should not touch is steam.   What is steam?  Teach the children what steam is. From a distance, let them see it.  What happens to hot water after it sits for awhile?  What happens to it if we put it in the freezer?

Art/Fine Motor :  Practice handwriting with the letter Dd.  

Language/Literacy: Read, Firefighter Ted by Andrea Beaty and Pascal Lemaitre

 

Large Motor:   Put out the fire- bike (fire engine) relay races

Extra Activities:   Balance Beam

 

Tuesday, October 1 st  

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week.  We are in a new month today.  Sing our months song and talk about all the holidays in the mo

nth of October.    

Letter:  Review the letter Dd.  Read the letter Dd book and continue to add words to the letter Dd list.

Bible:   Have the children retell the Bible story we learned yesterday about the 3 friends and the firery furnace using flannel board pieces.  Who rescued the three friends from the fiery furnace?  God did!  God helped them.  God is always watching over us and is helping us no matter where we go.  Sing, “God will help you.”

Theme:   Let the children stand and practice acting out the fire safety tips

Fire Safety Tips:

*Shout loudly for help

*If your bedroom door is open and you feel heat or see flames, close the door.  

*If your bedroom door is closed, feel the door (not the handle) with the back of your hand.  If it is hot, DON’T OPEN IT.

*If your door doesn’t feel hot and you don’t see flames leave quickly out the nearest exit.  Crawl on the floor out the nearest exit if there is smoke.

*Exit out the window if you can when you are trapped in your room.  If you cannot, stay by the window so firefighter can find you quickly.  NEVER HIDE FROM A FIREFIGHTER!  THEY ARE THERE TO HELP YOU!

*Once you are safely outside, go to your family’s meeting spot or your neighbor’s house. *Call 911

Math:   D is for ducks, simple addition and subtraction (math manipulatives)

Science:   What’s that sound?  Use your sense of listening to try and figure out what the different sounds are.  Describe them as loud or soft.  (Fire alarm, water shaking in a bottle.  coins in a can, etc.)

Art/Fine Motor:   

Language/Literacy: D is for Ducks.  Children’s choice Duck stories

Large Motor:   D is for dancing!

Extra Activities: Fire Engine Floor Puzzle

 

Wednesday, October 2nd

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Have show and tell the letter Dd for those who will not be here on Thursday.  Read, A Dozen Dogs by Harriet Ziefert.  

Bible: Have any of you ever been afraid?  I’ve been afraid before.  Who remembers our story of Shadrack, Meshack, and Abednego?  Read, VeggiTales, Rack, Shack, and Benny .  

. Theme: This week we’ve been learning a lot about fire safey.  Today, I have a book we are going to read about fire safety, and it starts with the letter D! Read the title and have children help pick out the words in the title that begin with D.  Then read, Dinofours: It’s Fire Drill Day! By Steve Metzger.  Review fire safety and what to do if there is a fire.  Have a class fire drill!

Math:   Counting a dozen dogs.  (See morning circle)

Science:   Dinosaur Dig-  Digging for dinosaurs in the dirt sensory free play

Art/Fine Motor :  

Language/Literacy: Read, Little Danny Dinosaur by Janet Craig

Large Motor:   Stop, Drop, and Roll - Fire Safety!!

Extra Activities: Have a fire drill

 

Thursday, October 3rd

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Have Show and Tell for the letter Dd.

Theme:  This we week we are learning about safety.  Today we have a special visitor who is going to talk to you about fire safety at home.  Have a visit from real firefighters.  What did we learn from the firefighters?  What are ways we can be safe in a fire? (Crawl on the ground if you see smoke; stop, drop, and roll if your clothes are on fire; call 911 if there’s a fire emergency; Don’t hide if there’s a fire; Don’t be afraid of the firefighters because they want to help you!) Read, Firefighters A-Z .

Bible:   Have the children retell and act out the story of the 3 friends and the fiery furnace.  

Math:   Numbers around the world and in order 1-20.

Science:   That’s hot, that’s cold-  Make a list of things that are hot and things that are cold.

Art/Fine Motor:   Journal Entry:  Fire Safety Rules

Language/Literacy: A Visit to the Firehouse

Large Motor:   D is for dribbling.  Practice dribbling with balls today.

Extra Activities:   Fire fighters visit today

Posted on September 30, 2013 .

My family and my home

Show and Tell:  Parents!!!  Please help your child find objects around the house that begin with the letter A.  Then your child can bring in ONE item that starts with the letter Aa to share with the class on their last day of school for the week for show and tell.  

 

Assessment Benchmarks:

 

Language Arts:  Respond to simple questions about reading material. 

Math:  Use concepts that include number recognition, counting and one-to-one correspondence.

Science:  Make comparisons among objects that have been observed.

Social Science:  Recognize similarities and differences in people.

Physical Development and Health:  Follow rules and procedures when participating in group physical activities.

Fine Arts:  Drama:  Investigate the elements of drama.

Biblical:  To express thanks to God for making the world.  

 

Monday, September 9th 

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Introduce the letter Aa and it’s sound!  Sing our alphabet poster and poem flip chart and let children help pick out the words that begin with the letter Aa.  

Bible: We are going to learn a new Bible verse this week.  A Bible verse is something that the Bible says that is very important to remember.  This week our Bible verse is, “God made the world and everything in it.” (Acts 17:24).  I am going to teach you a simple song to help us remember our verse.  Sing, “God Made” from Exploring God’s World CD.  What is something small that God made?  What is something big that God made?  Listen to hear a story from the Bible about when God made everything in the world.  Read, God Made the World, Genesis 1:1-19 (Pg 91).  Tell the story using Picture 1 from Bible Story Pictures #2.  What are some things God made?  I’m glad God made the world!  What is something God made that you would like to thank Him for?  Let’s talk to God and tell Him we are thankful. (Nature Walk)

Theme: This week we are going to be talking all about our homes and our families! Who lives in your home with you?  Everybody has a family, and sometimes families are different!  Talk about some differences in families.  We also all have homes, and our homes can be different too! What if you could decorate your house any way you wanted it to look?  What color would you make your house?  Let’s see how hermit crab decorates HIS house!  Read, A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle; 

Math:  Guided math center:  Little Mouse, Little Mouse, Are you under Number _____? Number recognition game;

Science:  Go on a nature walk and find some things that God has made! 

Art/Fine Motor:  Decorate your house

Language/Literacy:  Alexander, Who’s Not Going to Move  by Judith Viorst; 

Large Motor:  Outdoor play and Nature walk

Extra Activities:  Computer Play  

 

Tuesday, September 10th 

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Read, The Lady with the Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Bible: .  Read, God Made Animals, Genesis 1:20-25 (Pg 92).  Tell this story using Picture 2 from Bible Story Pictures #2.  What were some of the different animals in our story?  Just like we have a home, animals have homes too!  Let children help figure out where some of the animals God made would live (explain habitats); 

Theme: Would any of you like to live outside like the animals do?  Sometimes we can help the animals to have a good home.  Read, The House I’ll Build for the Wrens by Shirley Neitzel;

Math: Guided math center: Teeth on an alligator from 1-10 (or 1-5/1-20 depending on skill level)

Science:  Free exploration with magnets; 

Art/Fine Motor:  Ants!

Language/Literacy:  Read, One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes; Children’s Choice – Family Books; 

Large Motor:  The “Ants go Marching” 

Extra Activities:  Tools and Building – workshop on the carpet with blocks and tools;

 

Wednesday, September 11th 

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Have show and tell for the A for those who will not be here Thursday; Read, Acorns Everywhere! By Kevin Sherry;  Sing, “I’m a little acorn round…”  

Bible: Read, God Loves Adam and Eve, Genesis 2:16-17; 3 (Pg 94).  Tell the story using Picture 4 from Bible Story Pictures #2.  Why did Adam and Eve have to leave their garden?  Adam and Eve did not obey God’s rule.  But God still loved Adam and Eve, even though they disobeyed Him.

Theme: Read, The Three Little Pigs by Barry Moser; Let children take turns helping to act out the story of the 3 little pigs;

Math:  Guided math center: Can you match the acorn top to the correct acorn? (Count the dots on the bottom of the acorn and find the top with that number on it); 

Science:  Free exploration with color paddles! 

Art/Fine Motor:  Letter Aa handwriting Practice.  Plus, an Adam & Even coloring page. 

http://makingartfun.com/pdf/adam-and-eve-coloring-page.pdf

Language/Literacy:  A Baby Sister For Frances by Russell Hoban (Book on Tape); The Biggest House in the World by Leo Lionni; 

Large Motor:  “little pigs and the big bad wolf” Tag;

Extra Activities:  Free Outdoor Play (time permitting)

 

Thursday, September 12th 

 

Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week:  

Letter:  Have show and tell for the letter Aa! 

Bible:  Review our Bible theme and sing our song “God made the world and God made me”;  Let’s thank God for making us and our families!  

Theme: Yesterday we learned about how God loves us no matter what!  He loves us and everyone in our family.  And just like God loves you so much, so do your families!!  Read, No matter What by Debi Gliori;  I’m so glad we have our families!  Have you ever been somewhere really fun with your family? What’s your favorite thing to do with your family? (see Journal Entries)

Math:  Family Member graphing – How many people are in your family?! 

Science: Observe an Ant Farm

Art/Fine Motor:  Journal Entry:  What is your favorite thing to do with your family? Draw a picture of your family.

Language/Literacy:  Read, Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

Large Motor:  Animal Action

Extra Activities:  Family Books reading center 

 

Extra Book:

 

The Littlest House by Nancy Curry

The Right House for Rabbit by Susan Saunders

 

Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers by Mary Ann Hoberman

The Grandma Mix-up by Emily Arnold McCully

Grandpa Never Lies by Ralph Fletcher

Hanging Out With Mom by Sonia W. Black

Jonathan and His Mommy by Irene Smalls

My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman

We’re Very Good Friends, My Mother and I by P.K. Hallinan

 

What’s your favorite thing to do with your family?  Can you draw a picture of your family?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your busy tail.

Wrinkle up your little nose,

put a nut between your toes,

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

 

 

 

 

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your busy tail.

Wrinkle up your little nose,

put a nut between your toes,

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

 

 

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your busy tail.

Wrinkle up your little nose,

put a nut between your toes,

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

 

 

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your busy tail.

Wrinkle up your little nose,

put a nut between your toes,

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

 

 

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your busy tail.

Wrinkle up your little nose,

put a nut between your toes,

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

 

 

 

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your busy tail.

Wrinkle up your little nose,

put a nut between your toes,

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

 

 

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your busy tail.

Wrinkle up your little nose,

put a nut between your toes,

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

 

 

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your busy tail.

Wrinkle up your little nose,

put a nut between your toes,

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel,

swish your bushy tail.

Posted on September 9, 2013 .