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Week of February 5, 2018
TEETH
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Choice Time
Dramatic Play Area- Animal Puppets
To go along with our animal teeth study we will be adding some different animal puppets to the dramatic play area such as a groundhog, Alligator, Dinosaur, etc. The students will have the opportunity to explore these items during free play and small group times.

Question of the Day
How do you use your teeth?
Today the students will discuss different ways they use their teeth. We will create a list of the students' answers to review. Answers may include things such as Eat, Smile, Bite, etc.

Large Group
Arrival Routine
Upon entering the classroom each student will go to the restroom to wash their hands before breakfast. After washing their hands the students will set up their tables for breakfast by setting out the proper tableware and utensils for that specific meal. We will then sit together and serve breakfast family style with the students. Once finished eating the students will sit on the carpet with a book while waiting for everyone to be
complete. After all of the students have finished eating they will put their books away and sit on the edge of the carpet for circle time.

Large Group
Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and count our friends in both English and Spanish. We will then sing the days of the week song while updating the calendar. After calendar the class will use the song charts to sing some of our favorite circle time songs. We will then go over our question of the day while introducing new
vocabulary words and tapping into our higher order thinking skills. The letter of the week is Aa, the number is 0, the shape is circle, and the color is brown.Today's question is "How do you use your teeth?"

Read-Aloud
The Tooth Book- Dr. Seuss
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of dental care and different types of teeth.
Vocabulary: Teeth, Brush, Floss, Dentist
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "What can you use your teeth for?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why are teeth important? "How are teeth different?" "What do you think we shouldn't use our teeth for?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "How can we describe our teeth?"

Small Group
Whose Smile?
Today we will be taking pictures of our smiles.We will then put the pictures up and the kids will be able to guess who's smile is who's. While trying to guess the right pictures we will discuss how each of our smiles and teeth are different and the same.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #26- Echo Clapping
Today we will be creating patterns using clapping sounds. The students will try to "echo" or copy the pattern by clapping. We will increase the difficulty of the patterns as appropriate.

Outdoor Experiences
LL17 - Walk a Letter

Family Partnerships
Family Partnerships
This week parents will be given an individualized in-kind homework assignment to work on with their children. Parents will also be encouraged to consider volunteering in our classroom at their convenience.

Wow! Experiences
Shubert is a S.T.A.R.
Today the children will hear the story, "Shubert is a S.T.A.R.". We will read the story aloud while questioning and explaining the characters' behaviors/choices. After the story we will discuss the importance of our Shubert story.
Question of the Day
How are animal teeth like our teeth? How are they different?
Today the students will discuss different ways our teeth and animal teeth are the
same/different. We will create a list of the
answers the students come up with. Answers
may include things such as white, pointy, for
eating, and etc.

Large Group
Arrival Routine
Upon entering the classroom each student will go to the restroom to wash their hands before breakfast. After washing their hands the students will set up their tables for breakfast by setting out the proper tableware and utensils for that specific meal. We will then sit together and serve breakfast family style with the students. Once finished eating the students will sit on the carpet with a book while waiting for everyone to be
complete. After all of the students have finished eating they will put their books away and sit on the edge of the carpet for circle time.

Large Group
Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and count our friends in both English and Spanish. We will then sing the days of the week song while updating the calendar. After calendar the class will use the song charts to sing some of our favorite circle time songs. We will then go over our question of the day while introducing new
vocabulary words and tapping into our higher order thinking skills. The letter of the week is Aa, the number is 0, the shape is circle, and the color is brown. Today's question is "How
are animal teeth like our teeth? How are they
different?"

Read-Aloud
Brush Your Teeth Please- Leslie McGuire
Purpose for Reading: To reinforce the concept of dental care and different types of animal teeth.
Vocabulary: Brush, Floss, Carnivore, Herbivore, Omnivore
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "How do you think animals take care of their teeth?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Do you think animals use toothbrushes? "How are the animal's teeth different?" "How are your teeth like animal teeth?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What can we tell from an animal by their teeth?"

Small Group
Brushing our teeth
Today we will practice "brushing" our teeth using a fake toothbrush and tooth pictures. We will place various confetti pieces on to the tooth picture and the students will then use the toothbrush to brush away the confetti. After the students have completed the task we will talk about why brushing our teeth everyday is so important.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #50- 1,2,3 What Do I See?
We will collect several animal related items and put them in a small basket covered with a scarf. The teacher will then peek under the scarf and say "1, 2, 3, what do I see?" The teacher will then begin saying the name of the item while emphasizing the initial sound. The children will be invited to guess the name of the item and then continue the game the same way with the different items.

Outdoor Experiences
LL52 - Tap It, Clap It, Stomp It, Jump It

Family Partnerships
Family Partnerships
This week parents will be given an individualized in-kind homework assignment to work on with their children. Parents will also be encouraged to consider volunteering in our classroom at their convenience.

Wow! Experiences
Celebrate Feeling Great
Today we will discuss taking care of bodies and the feelings we get when our body is healthy. We will discuss eating healthy and exercising to make ourselves feel good. We will conclude this discussion with the Choosy song, Celebrate Feeling Great.
Choice Time
Library- Animal Teeth Books
To go along with our Teeth study we will be
adding various teeth related literature to the
library area. The students will have the
opportunity to explore/interact with these books throughout the day.

Question of the Day
Why do you think some animals have sharp
teeth?
Today the students will discuss different reasons why they think animals have sharp teeth. We will display the students' answers and then discuss why certain animals have certain types of teeth. We will introduce the words, Carnivore, Omnivore, and Herbivore and explain why these different types of eaters have different types of teeth.

Large Group
Arrival Routine
Upon entering the classroom each student will go to the restroom to wash their hands before breakfast. After washing their hands the students will set up their tables for breakfast by setting out the proper tableware and utensils for that specific meal. We will then sit together and serve breakfast family style with the students. Once finished eating the students will sit on the carpet with a book while waiting for everyone to be
complete. After all of the students have finished eating they will put their books away and sit on the edge of the carpet for circle time.

Large Group
Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and count our friends in both English and Spanish. We will then sing the days of the week song while updating the calendar. After calendar the class will use the song charts to sing some of our favorite circle time songs. We will then go over our question of the day while introducing new
vocabulary words and tapping into our higher order thinking skills. The letter of the week is Aa, the number is 0, the shape is circle, and the color is brown.Today's question is "Why
do you think some animals have sharp teeth?"

Read-Aloud
The Tooth Book- Dr. Seuss
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of dental care and different types of teeth.
Vocabulary: Teeth, Brush, Floss, Dentist
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "What can you use your teeth for?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why are teeth important? "How are teeth different?" "What do you think we shouldn't use our teeth for?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "How can we describe our teeth?"

Small Group
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Food Sort
Today the students will be using what they have learned about teeth to complete a healthy and unhealthy food sort. We will first discuss types of foods that are bad/good for our teeth and then explain why certain foods affect our teeth in different ways.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #23- Hi-Ho, the Derry-O
Today we will learn a new song called Hi-Ho, the Derry-O. We will sing to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell" while using the children's ideas in additional verses. For example, "We're going [to the store] We're going [to the store] Hi-ho, the derry-o We're going [to the store]."

Outdoor Experiences
P37 - Wonderful Warm-Ups

Family Partnerships
Family Partnerships
This week parents will be given an individualized in-kind homework assignment to work on with their children. Parents will also be encouraged to consider volunteering in our classroom at their convenience.

Wow! Experiences
My Friend the Dentist
Today we will talk about the importance of going to the dentist to keep our teeth healthy and clean. We will discuss how the dentist helps us and why it is important to listen to what our dentists say. We will conclude this discussion with the Choosy song, My Friend the Dentist.
Question of the Day
How do you take care of your teeth?
Today the students will discuss different ways they take care of their teeth. We will create a list of the answers the students come up with. Answers may include things such as Brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and etc.

Large Group
Arrival Routine
Upon entering the classroom each student will go to the restroom to wash their hands before breakfast. After washing their hands the students will set up their tables for breakfast by setting out the proper tableware and utensils for that specific meal. We will then sit together and serve breakfast family style with the students. Once finished eating the students will sit on the carpet with a book while waiting for everyone to be
complete. After all of the students have finished eating they will put their books away and sit on the edge of the carpet for circle time.

Large Group
Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and count our friends in both English and Spanish. We will then sing the days of the week song while updating the calendar. After calendar the class will use the song charts to sing some of our favorite circle time songs. We will then go over our question of the day while introducing new
vocabulary words and tapping into our higher order thinking skills. The letter of the week is Aa, the number is 0, the shape is circle, and the color is brown. Today's question is "How
do you take care of your teeth?"

Read-Aloud
Brush Your Teeth Please- Leslie McGuire
Purpose for Reading: To reinforce the concept of dental care and different types of animal teeth.
Vocabulary: Brush, Floss, Carnivore, Herbivore, Omnivore
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "How do you think animals take care of their teeth?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Do you think animals use toothbrushes? "How are the animal's teeth different?" "How are your teeth like animal teeth?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What can we tell from an animal by their teeth?"

Small Group
Playdough Flossing
The students will be practicing flossing today using play dough and yarn. We will put play dough between the openings of a large Lego to act as the "food" stuck in our "teeth". We will then take a piece of yarn to floss the play dough out of the Lego. We will discuss why it is important to floss as well as brush our teeth everyday.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #91- Move to the Beat
Today we will be listening and moving our bodies to various beats on a drum. We will start with a slow rhythmic beat on the drum while telling the students to listen carefully and try to move their bodies to match the beat. Next, we will speed up the beat and ask the students to move their bodies faster in order to match the beat. Throughout this activity we will alternate between fast, medium, and slow rhythms for the students to try and match.

Outdoor Experiences
LL55 - Dance & Remember

Family Partnerships
Family Partnerships
This week parents will be given an individualized in-kind homework assignment to work on with their children. Parents will also be encouraged to consider volunteering in our classroom at their convenience.

Wow! Experiences
Sugar Monster
Today we will discuss how the sugar in certain foods affects our bodies. We will talk about sugars making us tired and causing cavities. We will conclude our discussion with the Choosy song, Sugar Monster.The song explains the affects of sugar in an upbeat tune, allowing the children to get up move while learning.
Choice Time
Science Area- Teeth Photos
To enhance our teeth study this week we will be adding different pictures of both human and animal teeth to the science center for
exploration. The students will also have access to magnifying glasses, microscopes, and other scientific tools in order to make this exploration even more interactive.
Goal P-SCI 1.Child observes and describes

Question of the Day
How do you think animals take care of their teeth?
Today the students will discuss different ways they think animals take care of their teeth. We will create a list of the answers the students come up with. Answers may include brushing them, Eating, or they don't, and etc.

Large Group
Arrival Routine
Upon entering the classroom each student will go to the restroom to wash their hands before breakfast. After washing their hands the students will set up their tables for breakfast by setting out the proper tableware and utensils for that specific meal. We will then sit together and serve breakfast family style with the students. Once finished eating the students will sit on the carpet with a book while waiting for everyone to be
complete. After all of the students have finished eating they will put their books away and sit on the edge of the carpet for circle time.

Large Group
Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and count our friends in both English and Spanish. We will then sing the days of the week song while updating the calendar. After calendar the class will use the song charts to sing some of our favorite circle time songs. We will then go over our question of the day while introducing new
vocabulary words and tapping into our higher order thinking skills. The letter of the week is Aa, the number is 0, the shape is circle, and the color is brown. Today's question is "How do you think animals take care of their teeth?"

Read-Aloud
Tooth Trouble- Jane Clarke
Purpose for Reading: To reinforce the concept of dental care and different types of animal teeth.
Vocabulary: Tusk, Dentist, Brush, Floss.
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children  "How do you think animals take care of their teeth?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to  discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why do you think Wilbur's tusk is hurting? "Why do you think Wilbur doesn't want to go to the dentist?" "Why do you think Wilbur decided to go to dentist?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "How did the dentist help Wilbur?"

Small Group
Race to lose a tooth
Today the students will be using dice to play a racing game. There will be a paper mouth with cotton balls all around it, as teeth. The students will then roll the dice. After the dice has been rolled the student will remove that number of teeth from the mouth. The game is complete once all of the teeth are gone.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #32- Walk the Line
Using masking tape or yarn, create a very long line on the floor with sections that are straight, curved, and diagonal. Hold up cards with letters representing curved lines (B), straight lines (L), and diagonal lines (A). Call attention to how the lines form each letter. Have the children walk on the line. Invite them to make their bodies straight when they get to a straight line, curved at the curved line, and leaning when they get to
a diagonal part of the line.

Outdoor Experiences
M91 - Number Line Hop

Family Partnerships
Family Partnerships
This week parents will be given an individualized in-kind homework assignment to work on with their children. Parents will also be encouraged to consider volunteering in our classroom at their convenience.

Wow! Experiences
Brushing Our Teeth
Today we will review how to take care of our teeth. We will discuss the importance of brushing daily and foods that are good and bad for our teeth. We will conclude our discussion with the Choosy song, Brush my Smile.
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