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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name______________________________

 

 

 

 

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 .