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WEEKLY THEME
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Week of February 19, 2018
FARM
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
NO SCHOOL
Choice Time
Kitchen/Dramatic Play- Farm
To go along with our farm study we will be
turning the kitchen and dramatic play area into a farm. The students will have the opportunity to explore these areas during free play and small group times.

Question of the Day
What do you think we get from farm animals?
Today the students will discuss the different
resources we get from farms. We will create a list of the answers the students come up with and decide whether or not they come from farms and how we use them in our everyday lives.
 
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 Bb, the number is 7, the shape is oval, and the color is orange.Today's question is "What do you think we get from farm animals?

Read-Aloud
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm-James Dean
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of farms and the animals that live there
Vocabulary: Farm, Crops, Herd, Barn
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "What animals do you think live on a farm?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why are animals important to a farm?" "Why do you think only certain animals live on farms?" "Where else can you find the animals from this story?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What else can you find on a farm?"

Small Group
Cover the Pig Dice Game
Today we will be playing a counting game using dice and brown unifix cubes. The students will be rolling dice to determine the number of unifix cubes or "mud" they will put on a picture of a pig. Throughout the game the students will be asked to count and quantify the number of cubes and the dots on the dice.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #25- Freeze
The students will play a freeze game. We will begin by playing dance music. The music will be stopped at different times where the children will be asked to freeze like statues. The students will be invited to get creative with their statues or talk about the type of statue they could create.

Outdoor Experiences
P22 - Follow the Leader

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
Mix it all up
Today we will review foods that are healthy for us and how we can enjoy them. We will then dance to the song Mix It All Up. The songs gives the children directions to act as blenders and then pick different fruits in order to make a Choosy smoothie.
Choice Time
Sensory Table- Seeds, Tractors
We will be adding farm items to our sensory
table such as: seeds, tractors, hay, etc. We will discuss how these items contribute to the farm and why they are important.

Question of the Day
What is your favorite kind of milk?
Following yesterday's discussion of the
resources we get from farms today we will be asking the students what their favorite type of milk is. We will create a graph and tally the students' answers. We will then compare the results to see which milk our class likes the most and which they like the least.
 
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 Bb, the number is 7, the shape is oval, and the color is orange. Today's
question is "What is your favorite kind of milk and why?

Read-Aloud
Growing Vegetable Soup- Lois Ehlert
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of farms and the vegetables we can grow there.
Vocabulary: Farm, Crops, Herd, Barn
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "How can you grow vegetable soup?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why are plants important to farms?" "Why do you think only certain plants are grown on farms?" "What do you think they do with the plants they grow on farms?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What other things do you think you can grow on a
farm?"

Small Group
Milking a Cow
Today the students will practice "milking" a cow using a latex glove. We will first cut a small hole into the fingers of the latex glove. Next, we will fill the gloves with water while they are hanging up.The students will then "milk" the glove like
farmers.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #84- Let's Make Letters
The children will sing, chant, or rap to a lively beat: "We like letters and we're here to say, We can make our letters in so many ways. We can make them with our fingers. We can make them with our hands. We can make them with our bodies. Oh yes, we can!" The children will then form the letters using their bodies.

Outdoor Experiences
M55 - Stepping Stones

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
I'm Learning to Choose
Today we are going to review making healthy choices to take care of our bodies. We will talk about healthy foods and drinks. Our discussion will also include moving to keep ourselves healthy. We will conclude this lesson with the Choosy song, I'm learning to choose.
Choice Time
Block Area- Farm animals
To go along with our farm study we will be
adding various farm animals to the block area. The students will have the opportunity to explore these animals during free play and small group times.

Question of the Day
What plants do we eat from farms?
Today the students will discuss the different
plants we get from farms. We will create a list of the answers the students come up with and decide whether or not they come from farms and how we use them in our everyday lives.
 
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 Bb, the number is 7, the shape is oval, and the color is orange. Today's
question is "What kind of plants do we get from farms?

Read-Aloud
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm-James Dean
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of farms and the animals that live there
Vocabulary: Farm, Crops, Herd, Barn
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "What animals do you think live on a farm?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why are animals important to a farm?" "Why do you think only certain animals live on farms?" "Where else can you find the animals from this story?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What else can you find on a farm?"

Small Group
Tractor Painting
Today the students will be painting using
tractors. We will lay out sheets of paper and
paint for the children to use. The students will then drive the tractor through the paint and onto the paper, creating a track design.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #94- Old MacDonald
Sing Old MacDonald with the children. Have children name an animal and the sound it makes to use in the song. "Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a [pig], E-I-E-I-O. With an [oink, oink] here and an [oink, oink] there. Here an [oink], there an [oink], everywhere an [oink, oink] Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
Goal P- SE 4. Child engages in cooperative
play with other children.

Outdoor Experiences
P11 - Jump the River

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
When I Move My Parts
Today we will review the importance of
exercising everyday to keep our bodies happy and healthy. We will do various exercises with the children that they can do at home and share with their families. We will conclude this lesson with the Choosy song, When I Move My Parts.


Choice Time
Science Area- Seeds
To enhance our farm study this week we will be adding different types of seeds 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.

Question of the Day
What is your favorite type of vegetable?
Following this week's discussion of the resources we get from farms today we will be asking the students what their favorite vegetable is. We will create a graph and tally the students' answers. We will then compare the results to see which vegetables our class likes the most.
 
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 Bb, the number is 7, the shape is oval, and the color is orange.Today's
question is "What is your favorite type of vegetable and why?

Read-Aloud
Growing Vegetable Soup- Lois Ehlert
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of farms and the vegetables we can grow there.
Vocabulary: Farm, Crops, Herd, Barn
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "How can you grow vegetable soup?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why are plants important to farms?" "Why do you think only certain plants are grown on farms?" "What do you think they do with the plants they grow on farms?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What other things do you think you can grow on a farm?"

Small Group
Shearing the Sheep
Today the students will practice "shearing" sheep using soap and balloons. We will provide the students with blown up balloons with sheep faces drawn. The students will then put soap on the balloons to act as the "wool". Using a large popsicle stick the students will then "shear" the soap off of the balloons.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #60- The Name Dance
Today the children will be coming up with their own dances. We will clap out the syllables in each child's name and then create a dance using their name. For example, [Car-ly, Car-ly], let's try
the [Car-ly] dance." the student then creates their own dance. We will repeat this game until every child has had a turn.

Outdoor Experiences
M51 - Can You Find 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
Shubert Sees the Best
Today the children will hear the story, "Shubert Sees the Best". 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.
SEPTEMBER
September 4, 2017
September 11, 2017
September 18, 2017
September 25, 2017
OCTOBER
October 2, 2017
October 9, 2017
October 16, 2017
October 23, 2017
October 30, 2017

NOVEMBER
November 6, 2017
November 13, 2017
November 20, 2017
November 27, 2017

DECEMBER
December 4, 2017
December 11, 2017
December 18, 2017
December 25, 2017

JANUARY
January 1, 2018
January 8, 2018
January 15, 2018
January 22, 2018
January 29, 2018

FEBRUARY
February 5, 2018
February 12, 2018
February 19, 2018
February 26, 2018

MARCH
March 5, 2018
March 12, 2018
March 19, 2018
March 26, 2018

APRIL
April 2, 2018
April 9, 2018
April 16, 2018
April 23, 2018

April 30, 2018
MAY
May 7, 2018
May
14, 2018
May 21, 2018
May 28, 2018


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