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Week of January 15, 2018
SNOW/CLOTHES STUDY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
NO SCHOOL
Choice Time
Manipulatives Area- Letter Clothespin Match
To go along with our clothes study we will be adding clothespins and cards labeled with both capital and lowercase letters to the manipulative area. The students will be able to practice matching the letters during free play and small group times.

Question of the Day
How can we take care of our clothes?
To go along with our clothing study, today we will discuss how we can take care of our clothes. We will cover washing our clothes, taking them to dry cleaners, etc. We will also discuss different methods of washing clothes such as hand washing, using a washing machine at home, or going to the laundromat.

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 songwhile 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 Ll, the number is10, the shape is crescent, and the color is gray. Today's question is "How can we take care of our clothes?"

Read-Aloud
All You Need for a Snowman- Alice Schertle
Purpose for Reading: To reinforce the concept of different types of clothes and dressing for the weather Vocabulary: Wool, Earmuffs, Fanny Pack, Skis Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality, author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "How do we dress for the snow?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why is it important to dress warm in the snow? "How can we dress warm?" "How are your clothes alike or different than the snowman's?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What are some of the clothes we saw in our story?"

Small Group
Clothes Watercolor Painting
Today the students will be using watercolors in order to paint a picture of their favorite clothes. After everyone has finished we will compare the different clothes we have painted and explain why they are our favorites.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #22- Hot or Cold 3-D Shapes
Show and name several three-dimensional
shapes. Explain that you will be hiding one of them. Choose one child to be "the finder." Have her cover her eyes while you or the children hide one of the shapes. Have the children say, "hot!" when the finder gets closer to the object and "cold!" when she moves away from it. Have the finder name the shape and where it was hidden. Repeat the activity with another shape.

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
Melting Snow Experiment
Today we will be bringing snow into the
classroom to measure how much it melts. We will create a small snowman and using unifix cubes we will measure the height of the snowman when it is first complete. We will check in on the snowman every 30 minutes to measure how much it has melted. We will collect the data and analyze the results using the unifix cubes and charts.
Question of the Day
Do you have a favorite shirt? Why?
To go along with our clothes study, today we will discuss our favorite shirts. Each student will be asked if they have a favorite shirt and if they say yes they will be asked to explain why that specefic shirt is their favorite.

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 songwhile 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 Ll, the number is10, the shape is crescent, and the color is gray. Today's question is "How can we take care of our clothes?"

Read-Aloud
Jack Frost- Kazuno Kohara
Purpose for Reading: To reinforce the concept of snow and dressing for the weather.
Vocabulary: Frost, Hibernating, Winter
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "Who do you think Jack Frost is?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why do you think the boy hates winter? "How is the boy dressed while playing outside?" "Why do you think mentioning anything warm breaks the spell?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "Do you think Jack Frost will be back next winter? Why or why not?"

Small Group
Button Sort
Today the students will take part in a sorting
game using various sized and colored buttons. We will sort the buttons in a variety of ways depending on the needs of our individualized learners. The students will move the buttons to certain groups using the tweezers to help strengthen small motor skills.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #61- Riddle, Riddle, What is That?
Choose several items related to the current
study. Create a riddle to describe each item such as, "I am green and grow on trees." Begin each riddle by saying, "Riddle, riddle, what is that?" Allow the children to take turns guessing the item.

Outdoor Experiences
P16 - Body Part Balance

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 Can! Can You?
Today we will discuss the different movements we can make with our bodies and why it is important to keep our bodies moving. We will move along with the Choosy song, I Can! Can You?
Choice Time
Art Area- Cloth/Felt/Burlap
To go along with our clothes study we will be adding various types of fabrics to the art area. The students will have the opportunity to explore the different media during free play and small group times.

Question of the Day
Who in our town wears special clothes?
Today we will discuss the community workers in our town and the clothes that they wear. We will compile a list of helpers and the clothes we have seen them wear in order to compare and contrast the results.

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 songwhile 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 Ll, the number is10, the shape is crescent, and the color is gray. Today's question is "How can we take care of our clothes?"

Read-Aloud
All You Need for a Snowman- Alice Schertle
Purpose for Reading: To reinforce the concept of different types of clothes and dressing for the weather
Vocabulary: Wool, Earmuffs, Fanny Pack, Skis
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "How do we dress for the snow?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why is it important to dress warm in the snow? "How can we dress warm?" "How are your clothes alike or different than the snowman's?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What are some of the clothes we saw in our story?"

Small Group
Can you make a snowflake?
Today the students will be presented with a
variety of materials with the question "Can you make a snowflake?" The students will then attempt to make a snowflake using any of the materials in any way they please. We will then compare our snowflakes and discuss our creation process.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #35- My Name, Too!
Tell the children that you are going to play a
game where they must listen for words that begin with the same sound. Relate a child's name to a series of words that have the same initial sound. For example: "If your name begins like Meat, Mat, and Mitt, please stand up." Repeat the alliteration with other children's names.

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
Shubert's Choice
Today the children will hear the story, "Shubert's Choice". 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
Why do you think community helpers wear certain clothes?
Today we will continue our discussion about the different clothes community helpers wear. We will focus on why these clothes are important and why these specific clothes are worn by certain people.

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 songwhile 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 Ll, the number is10, the shape is crescent, and the color is gray. Today's question is "How can we take care of our clothes?"

Read-Aloud
Jack Frost- Kazuno Kohara
Purpose for Reading: To reinforce the concept of snow and dressing for the weather.
Vocabulary: Frost, Hibernating, Winter
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "Who do you think Jack Frost is?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why do you think the boy hates winter? "How is the boy dressed while playing outside?" "Why do you think mentioning anything warm breaks the spell?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "Do you think Jack Frost will be back next winter? Why or why not?"

Small Group
Snow Fork Painting
Today the students will be creating snow scenes using white paint and forks. Each student will be able to dip the forks in the paint and then place the head of the utensil flat on the paper in order to make a snow like mark. During this activity we will review how to dress for the snow.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #38- Spatial Patterns
Sing and perform the body motions to the tune of "Oh my darling, Clementine." "Let's lean left and let's lean right, and to the front and to the back. Let's go over, let's go under, turn around and touch the ground."

Outdoor Experiences
P04 - Kick High

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 Can! Can You?
Today we will continue our discussion of the
different movements we can make with our
bodies and why it is important to keep our bodies moving. We will move along with the Choosy song, I Can! Can You? 2, which serves as a extension to the I Can! Can You? song.
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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