Pennington's PreK Room 203

Theme 5 Week 3 : January 18 - January 22 - Stories & Rhymes

NOTE: CLI Testing will be done this week during small groups/centers and whenever possible.

7:25 - 8:15 Arrival / Breakfast

Come to the Carpet (transition song for kids)
Good Morning Song | Songs for Kids | Morning Song for Kindergarten | The Kiboomers

Greeting Circle 08:15-08:30

STAR Strategy

Commitment for the week: Kind Hands

Wish You Well

Wonderful Word of the Week: Magic

Move and Learn

Routines to Work on Throughout the Week

  1. Coughing and sneezing into your elbow
  2. Sitting Criss Cross on the floor
  3. Respecting personal space
  4. Saying Yes ma'am, No ma'am
  5. Raise your hand before speaking

Morning Message

Morning Messages:

Monday: No SCHOOL

Tuesday: Jack climbed the beanstalk more than once.

  • Ask the student which words rhyme with Jack. Point out that Beanstalk is a compound word.

Wednesday: Once upon a time in Dragon Land dragons ruled.

  • Ask students to name and circle the letters they know. They must name the letter and sound.

Thursday: The princess slept on the pea.

Friday: Can an elf make a shoe?

8:30 - 9:00 Centers / Small Group (Red)

Small Group: Red - CLI Testing

Monday: Journal (Write Name & Free Write)

Tuesday: Full Name, Age and Address

Wednesday: Write the Numbers

Thursday: Write the Letters

Friday: Playdough

9:00 - 9:30 Centers / Small Group (Blue)

Small Group: Blue - CLI Testing

Small Group: Red - Report Card Testing

Monday: Journal (Write Name & Free Write)

Tuesday: Full Name, Age and Address

Wednesday: Write the Numbers

Thursday: Write the Letters

Friday: Playdough

Clean Up Song for Children - by ELF Learning

9:30 - 10:00 Outdoor Learning

Monday: Black History Program Practice

Tuesday: Math Tubs

Wednesday: Letters

Thursday: Puzzles

Friday: Playdough

Reading 10:30-11:00

Monday: No School Today

Tuesday: The Frog Prince

Vocabulary words:




Questions to ask:

Ask the students what they remember about the book. Turn it to the page with the palace. Have the students describe what the palace looks like. Read the book. Ask students what kind of rooms were in the palace, dining room, front entry, bedroom. Discuss the attitude of the frog. Did he appear to have confidence?

Wednesday: Odon, the Giant

Talk about what the author and illustrator does.

Talk about how you read left to point

Point out where the title is on the cover

Talk about how this is a listening story and listening stories don't have picture, that they will have to use their imagination.

Questions to ask:

What sound did the giant make when he sat in his rocking chair after a long day?

Discuss the commitment of the group of animal friends in getting rid of the giant.

Thursday: The Frog Prince and The Princess and the Pea

Display book cover and go over all the parts of a book. Ask what the story is about. Read the story. Discuss vocabulary words (temporarily, edge, overjoyed, stern, implore, and reluctant) and how they enhance the story. Compare to the Princess and the Pea story folder.

Friday: Point out that this is a listening story about a woman who lived in a shoe. It is a takeoff on the nursery rhyme we learned last week, "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe."

Read/Watch The Sweet Mother Who Lives in a Shoe.

Vocabulary words: residence, shoe tongue, kazoo, and fondue

Questions to Ask:

Do you think the Sweet Mother's shoe was made by a shoemaker or a home builder?

Ask the student to compare a home builder and a shoemaker.

Invite a student to tell the class which part of the story he/she liked the best and why?

The Frog Prince
The Princess and the Pea Story for Children - Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
"The Sweet Mother Who Lives in a Shoe" - Read Aloud 2 9/25


Letters of the Week:


Use Chart Paper and students have to write the letter of the item they pick under the correct letter.

Tuesday -Practice writing the letter m & n and find items in the mystery box that start with the letter M & N

Wednesday - Practice writing the letter o & p and find items in the mystery box that start with the letter O & P

Thursday - Practice writing the letter q & r and find items in the mystery box that start with the letter Q & R

Friday- Review all Letters of the Week

Parts of a Sentence | Pre-K and Kindergarten Version | Jack Hartmann
Alphabet Song | ABC Song | Phonics Song

Math 08:25-8:35

Number of the Week:


Shape of the week: Rectangle

Things to Work on:

Work on adding numbers up to 10 using manipulatives.

Talk about a plus sign and equal sign

Addition: Plus Sign / My Growing Brain
Equal Sign / My Growing Brain
Adding numbers 1-10 | Learn Addition to 10 for Kids | Math for 1st Grade | Kids Academy
Counting By Ones Song
Learn Shape Rectangle video | Math video for kids
TRIANGLE SONG FOR KIDS - Learn Shapes for Toddlers Shapes for Children Learn Shapes Song
Subitize Up To 5 (soo-bi-tize) | Math Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann
number 14 story
Number Writing For Kids | Number 13 & 14 | Kids Preschool Learning | Writing Tutorial For Kids
Number song 1-20 for children | Counting numbers | The Singing Walrus

P.E. Activities


Story Time

Thumbelina READ ALOUD - Fairytales and Stories for Children
Please Please the Bees read by Rashida Jones
The Selfish Crocodile By Faustin Charles Illustrated By Michael Terry

Rest Time

Science/Social Studies

Economics for Kids: Needs and Wants

Our Favorites to Enjoy Again

Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Dinosaur Stomp (Dance-A-Long)
Blippi Visits A Camp Site | Learning How To Camp | Educational Videos For Kids
The Gingerbread Man | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox
Children's Song: Five Green & Speckled Frogs - Favorite Preschool Song & Fingerplay
Itsy Bitsy Spider Nursery rhyme song for children (sung by Patty Shukla)
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes