Friday, April 16

Theme 8 Week 1, Animals

Complete 2 SeeSaw Activities for the Day

Greeting Circle

The songs below are what we use for our greeting circle. Your student will use these every morning to get ready for the day.

Commitment for the week: We choose one we would like to use { Use Kind Words, Listening Ears, Inside Voices, Helping Hands}

Listening Ears

Vocabulary: Agriculture

Two minutes Mindfulness: Balloon Breaths/Belly Breaths - Breathing exercise for Children
STAR | Conscious Discipline
Preschool Pledge of Allegiance - LittleStoryBug
Texas Pledge of Allegiance

Morning Message

Parents, please write the morning message on a sheet of paper large enough for your child to be able to circle and underline letters.

Today's Morning Message:

Goat begins with G.

La palabra cabra empieza con la letra c.

  • Display the pocket letter G.
  • Do not write the message yet. Say the message twice. Count the number of words in the sentence.
  • Ask the students to identify the letter G in the sentence and circle each G.
  • Write the sentence showing the students how to space out each word.
  • Count the number of words in the sentence and write the numbers under each word.

Move and Learn

Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Dinosaur Stomp (Dance-A-Long)


Letters of the Day: Nn, Pp, Aa and Hh.

Daily Literacy Practice

  1. Practice rhyming: Rhyming words sound the same at the end of the word. Ask them if cat and bat rhyme? Then try the following: (wig, pig) (dog, mat) (mom, zom) (dad, rad) (ball, mop) You can continue making up words.
  2. Extend the activity if your child can tell you correctly if those words rhyme by giving them a choice, such as: Which one does NOT rhyme (cat, rat, ball) and continue on.
  3. Review flashcards for all upper and lowercase letters by saying the name of the letter and then the sound it makes. Make 2 stacks - one for all the letters they know and one for the letters they don't know. Afterwards, practice more on the letters they don't know yet.

Farm Animals

Begin by telling your child that this is a nonfiction book. It provides factual (real) information.

Today we are looking for facts about goats and sheep. Nonfiction books have photographs instead of drawings and can happen in real life.

Read pages 16 and 17 in Farm Animals.

Ask your child to share a fact he/she knows about sheep or goats.

Open The Three Billy Goats Gruff and have your child name the characters in the story and describe the setting.

Have your child reenact the story. You can help them if needed.

Ask: Is this story fiction (make-believe) or nonfiction (factual)? How do you know?

Alphabet Song | ABC Song | Phonics Song


Number of the Day: 1-30

Daily Practice:

  • Practice counting to 30 (student only)
  • Find a Rectangle, Square, Circle, Triangle and Diamond in the house. Example: Door is a rectangle.
  • Practice writing the numbers 0-9; practice writing 11-20

Today you will need 30 cotton balls (or balled up pieces of tissue)

Inform your child that some people count sheep when they are having a hard time falling asleep. He/She will count sheep (cotton balls) as you drop them into a sack or box. Remind the child to say a number word for each cotton ball dropped. When they reach 30, explain that they cannot go any further because you are out of cotton balls.

Now, tell your child that instead of counting sheep, they are going to count sheep legs.

Use a piece of paper and draw a circle with four hash marks underneath to represent one sheep. Draw a second sheep and count the number of legs there are altogether. Draw a third sheep. Emphasize that the last number you landed on in the previous count was eight. Ask: What comes after eight?

Model a counting strategy. Put your finger on the last leg of the 2nd sheep and say eight. Then, move to the first leg of the 3rd sheep and continue the count...9, 10, 11 and 12. Say: There are 12 legs altogether.

Explain that an easier way to count the legs on a sheep is to follow a pattern. Assign a designated color counting cube to each of the four legs on the first sheep. Red cube = front left leg, blue = front right leg, green cube = back left leg, yellow = back right leg. Make two additional red, blue, green and yellow cores for the second and third sheep. Connect the three pattern cores together and point to each cube as you count, pausing after each fourth number - 1,2,3,4, pause 5,6,7,8 pause 9,10,11, and 12.

See if your child can extend the pattern for a fourth sheep.

TEEN NUMBERS ARE SO MUCH FUN! (Identifying teen numbers & quantities)
shape song for early learners (circles, squares, triangles, stars)
Subitize Up To 5 (soo-bi-tize) | Math Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann
Let's Get Fit | Count to 100 | Count to 100 Song | Counting to 100 | Jack Hartmann

P.E. Activities


Story Time

No Sleep for the Sheep | Kids Books

Rest Time


Name, Age, Birthday, Address

Ask your student for their full name, their age, birthday and address.
Sheep Facts for Kids | Classroom Learning Video


The Three Billy Goats Gruff | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
The Gingerbread Man | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox
The Three Little Pigs - A 3D Fairy Tale best moments