Theme 2 Wk 1My Family and Friends
Week of Oct. 5
8:15-8:30 Morning Greeting Circle
Tuesday: Families are fabulous.
Wednesday:Fathers care for their families .
Thursday: Mothers care for their families.
Friday:Each family is unique.
Moving and Learning
8:30-9:30 Small Group and Centers
Monday - Name Writing
Tuesday and Wednesday- My Family Houses with Popsicle People Tuesday talk about how many people are in each students family and label popsicle sticks. Wednesday decorate family sticks.
Thursday- Counting Groups using ten frames
Friday-Alliteration sorts with Letters of the week
9:15-9:30 Restroom Breaks
9:30-10:00 Outdoor Learning
Counting Groups and Number Writing
Wednesday and Thursday:
10:30-11:00-Reading and Literacy Circle
Cristina and the Frog
Questions to ask:
What do you think she plans to do with the frog?
What does Cristina want the frog to become?
Using the pictures on page 10-13- What is the father making?
Read the Book Meet My Grandparents:
- Talk about what an author does(writes the words), what the illustrator does(draw the pictures), point to the title(name of the book).
- Where do you start reading? ( top to bottom, left to right)
Discuss words used to describe relatives: Aunt, Uncle, Grandma, Grandpa....
Predict what you think the story will be about.
Vocabulary To Review:
Talk about family.
Remind your child families not only play together, but the work together. Make a list of jobs that get done in the house and name each family member who does those certain jobs. Then, ask child how he/she can be more helpful to the family.
Write the word fabulous down and have your child find the f. Give them the sound to f. Talk about what fabulous means.
Make a venn diagram. An example is given below. Put outside job on top of the first circle, put inside job on top of the second circle, and put both in the middle. Talk about where different jobs are performed, and label them correctly. example ( Cooking could go in the middle under both, because we have a stove to cook on and we have a grill.)
Talk about that there is no author because the book comes from a traditional song that has been around for a long time and we do not know who wrote it.
Talk about what love means.
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Vocabulary to introduce:
Questions to ask:
Were the goats afraid of the troll?
What did the troll do to frighten the goats?
Have you ever been frightened like the goats were?
Review vocabulary word clever: Which characters in the story were clever?
Friday - A to Z Ps and Qs
(Ps and Qs are the magic words actions of good manners).
Questions to ask:
Why do we need to cover our mouth when we cough?
Why should you listen to the teacher or a grown up?
What does quietly wait your turn mean? Is it hard to quietly wait your turn? Why?
10:50-11:00 Wash Hands for Lunch
11:30-11:45 Brush Teeth and Restroom
11:45-12:00 Story Time
Tuesday:Chicka Chicka 123
Wednesday: Ten Magic Butterflies
Thursday: Shubert Big Voice
Friday: Color Monster
1:00-1:15 Snack and Restroom
1:15-1:45 Math, Science, Social Studies
- write the number
- make a group of 4
- count the group
Cut out 4 objects and glue them in your journal. Write the number 4 on the page with your objects. Take a picture of your journal page to submit in see saw.
Shape of the week:
- draw a circle
- find circles around you
Tuesday: Look around the classroom and grab five items. In no particular order, place a couple of items under a towel, blindfold your child, and have them take the blindfold off. After 3 seconds have passed reveal the items you have placed under the towel and ask him/her how many items are there. Try to have them answer without counting. However, if they cant do this, it's okay. Allow them to count with their hands touching each item. Do this until you have practiced each number twice.
Wednesday: Practice counting a group up to 10 and being able to say how many is in each group after counting them. For example: 5 bears in a group. child counts: 1 2 3 4 5..child then says 5
Thursday:Show child a picture of a duck and a baby duck. Discuss the characteristics of the ducks. Ask how are the ducks alike and how are the ducks different. Explain that baby ducks are called ducklings and they have webbed feet, which cause them to waddle.
Invite the child to stand and practice waddling. Count how many times the child waddle in a circle.
Read I'm a Family Helper
Talk about ways to help your family.
Who is in your family?
How many people are in your family?
Talk about how many plates you would need to set the table for your family.