Pennington's PreK Room 203

Theme 5 Week 4 : January 25 - January 29 - 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: Listening Ears

Wish You Well

Wonderful Word of the Week: Exaggerate

Move and Learn

Brain Breaks - Action Songs for Children - Move and Freeze - Kids Songs by The Learning Station

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

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

Small Group: Red - CLI Testing

Monday: Journal

Tuesday: Alliteration

Wednesday: Write the Numbers

Thursday: Write the Letters

Friday: Playdough

Art will be substituted one day to make a card.

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

Small Group: Blue - CLI Testing

Small Group: Red - Report Card Testing

Monday: Journal

Tuesday: Alliteration

Wednesday: Write the Numbers

Thursday: Write the Letters

Friday: Playdough

Art will be substituted one day to make a card.

Clean Up Song for Children - by ELF Learning

9:30 - 10:00 Outdoor Learning

Monday: Black History Program Practice

Tuesday: - Black History Program Practice

Wednesday: - Black History Program Practice

Thursday: - Black History Program Practice

Friday: - Black History Program Practice

Drills will be done this week during this time.

Morning Message

Morning Messages:

Monday: Frog asked Miss Mousie to be his bride.

Tuesday: Which words rhyme with cat?

Wednesday: There was an old woman who swallowed a fly.

Thursday: Will the tortoise win the race?

Friday: Which story is your favorite tall tale?


Letters of the Week:

S - Z

Monday - Use Chart Paper and students have to choose/write the letter of the item they pick under the correct letter. Letters S & T

Tuesday -Practice writing the letter and find items in the mystery box that start with the letter - U & V

Wednesday - Practice writing the letter and find items in the mystery box that start with the letter W & X

Thursday - Practice writing the letter and find items in the mystery box that start with the letter Y & Z

Friday- Review all Letters of the Week

Reading 10:30-11:00

Monday: The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle's Wedding

  • Discuss that the rooster walks with a brisk and springy walk. Demonstrate what that means.
  • Read the book and discuss the temptation that the rooster faced and how eating the kernal of corn changed the day for the rooster.

Cause and Effect

Make a chart showing what happened at each part of the story starting with the sun.

Sun, Water, Fire, Stick, Dog, Lamb, Grass and Rooster

Tuesday: The Cat and the Mice-listening story on page 197

Today's story is a fable. Fables teach us lessons. They always have a moral to the story or a point to get across about a specific lesson. Please listen carefully for the lesson the mice in this story learn. Ask for questions from the children.

Wednesday: The Chihuahua and the Leopard - It is a fable.

After listening, read the last line of the story and discuss the word ferocious. Name some things that might be ferocious. Is ferocious scary or friendly? Is ferocious loud or soft? Is it a whisper or a growl? Is a lamb or a lion ferocious?

Thursday: Read The Tortoise and the Hare.

  • Tell child that today's story is about a tortoise and a hare. A hare is animal very similar to a rabbit.
  • Show a picture of a hare. Discuss the first letter of rabbit.
  • Explain that one of the main characters in today's fable is a hare.
  • Present the story.
  • Ask child the moral of the story.
  • Ask: Do you think the turtle showed commitment?

Friday: Read/Watch the "Paul Bunyan" listening story

Vocabulary words: exaggeration, lumberjack, tall tale, suspenders, harvesting, flannel, plaid, flapjack, unique, tradesman

Discuss the vocabulary words and then listen to the story. Remind your student that tall tales are exaggerated. They are intended to be funny. Tall tales are make-believe.

Encourage your student to identify the exaggerations in the story.

Storytime With Ms Kathleen - The Rooster Who Went To His Uncle's Wedding
The Hare and the Tortoise READ ALOUD Fable for Kids
Parts of a Sentence | Pre-K and Kindergarten Version | Jack Hartmann
Alphabet Song | ABC Song | Phonics Song
Alphabet Automaticity | Upper and Lower Case | 4 Seconds | Jack Hartmann

Math 08:25-8:35

Number of the Week: 15

Shape of the week: Square

Things to Work on:

Work on adding numbers up to 10 using manipulatives.

Ordinal Numbers Song
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly | Read Aloud Flip-Along Book
Ordinal Numbers | Jack Hartmann


Ordinal Numbers/Numeracy/Operations

  • Draw an enlarge version of the old woman on a magnetic board.
  • Draw a large oval where the woman's stomach is so that you can place each of the six story props inside on top of each other.
  • Distribute child chains. Encourage child to touch each loop of their chain as he or she sing "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." p. 184
  • Review the order in which the animals were swallowed. Point out that if the fly were the first animal swallowed, it would be on the bottom of the old woman's tummy. Place the fly story prop at the bottom of the drawing.
  • Discuss the location of each animal in relation to the order in which it was swallowed. Ask which animal will be on top. How do you know?
  • Once you have stacked all the story props from the bottom to the top according to the order in which they were swallowed, discuss the backwards order in which a surgeon would remove each animal from the old woman's tummy.
  • Ask: If the surgeon reaches inside the old woman's mouth to get inside her stomach, which animal would he pull out first? Why is the last animal the old woman swallows the first animal that the surgeon removes? Help child understand that the order in which the surgeon removes each animal is opposite of the sequence in which they went in.

Let's Learn Our Numbers 0-10 | Counting Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann Writing Numbers
Numberblocks - Fifteen 1️⃣5️⃣
Adding numbers 1-10 | Learn Addition to 10 for Kids | Math for 1st Grade | Kids Academy
Counting By Ones Song
Subitize Up To 5 (soo-bi-tize) | Math Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann
Number song 1-20 for children | Counting numbers | The Singing Walrus
Shape Songs Collection

P.E. Activities


Story Time

Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete - Kid Book Read Aloud - Children's Story
Pete The Cat | Blueberry Cupcake Blues | Prime Video
Paul Bunyan Read ALOUD - Stories and Tall Tales for Kids - Homeschool READ ALOUDS
Please Please the Bees read by Rashida Jones

Rest Time

Science/Social Studies

Frog Song (Life Cycle of a Frog) | CoCoMelon Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs
Easy Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe; Kid Chef Lyla Cooking Lesson Ep2
Colors Song | Color Words | Rock Your Body to the Colors | Jack Hartmann
Economics for Kids: Needs and Wants

Our Favorites to Enjoy Again

Tooty Ta | Fun Dance Song for Kids | Brain Breaks | A Tooty Ta Ta | Jack Hartmann
U Can't Touch This - NTV | GoNoodle
Shake it Like A Duck
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