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Week of March 12, 2018
ART SHOW/DISNEY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Choice Time
Library Area- Jungle Book Stories
To go along with our Disney study we will be adding various Jungle Book 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
What kinds of animals do you think live in the jungle?
Before reading our story, Jungle Book, we will discuss what kind of animals live in the jungle. We will use the results of this question to give us an insight of our students' previous knowledge on the topic. After the question has been answered we will read our story and compare it to our answers.

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 Xx, the number is 2, the shape is octagon, and the color is purple. Today's question is "What kinds of animals do you think live in the jungle?"

Read-Aloud
The Jungle Book
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the story of the Jungle Book to go along with our art show projects.
Vocabulary: Jungle, Cunning, Ravine
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "Where do you think the setting of this story 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 jungle animals treat Mowgli as their own? "How is Mowgli different than the other characters in the jungle?" "Why do you think King Louie wants to be like Mowgli?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What do you think happened to Mowgli after he returned to the village?"

Small Group
Creating a Jungle Book
Today the students will be working to create a jungle themed book based off our story, The Jungle Book. We will be using large paper, stickers, tape, markers, and various collage materials to create our books. Once the books are complete the students will have the opportunity to share their stories with their friends.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #52- Walk Around the Shapes
Today the students will be participating in a
shape game requiring them to identify and
describe various 2D shapes.
Goal P-Math 9. Child identifies, describes,

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
My Heart Says Thanks
Today we will be talking about keeping our
hearts healthy. We will discuss heart healthy
foods and how exercising helps our hearts grow stronger and healthier. We will conclude this lesson with the Choosy song, My Heart Says Thanks.
Choice Time
Library Area- The Little Mermaid Books
To go along with our Disney study we will be adding various Little Mermaid 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
Do you think mermaids are real? Why or why not?
Following our story, The Little Mermaid, the
students will be asked if they think mermaids are real. We will compare the results of the question and discuss the reasoning behind our answers. We will also compare Ariel to what we think mermaids would actually be like.

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 Xx, the number is 2, the shape is octagon, and the color is purple. Today's
question is "Do you think mermaids are real?
Why or why not?"

Read-Aloud
The Little Mermaid
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the story of the Little Mermaid to go along with our art show projects.
Vocabulary: Mermaid, Ocean, Triton, Fins
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "Do you think mermaids are real?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why do you think Ariel wants legs? "Why do you think Ariel's father doesn't want her to go to the surface?" "Why do you think Ursula wanted Ariel's voice?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "Would you want to be a mermaid like Ariel? Why or why not?"

Small Group
Painting Seashells
Today the students will be using real seashells and paint in order to create a Little Mermaid themed project. The students will be presented with the shells and various colors of paint. The shells can be painted in anyway the students can discover. Students will be encourage to use lots of colors and even mix different colors in order to create unique pieces of art.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #19- I Spy
The students will take part in a game of I Spy.
Each student will be asked to find a certain
object based on the Spyer's clues.

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
Shubert's New Friend
Today the children will hear the story, "Shubert's New Friend". 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.
Choice Time
Art Area- Jungle Animal Stickers
To go along with our art study we will be adding different jungle stickers to the art area. The students will have the opportunity to explore these materials during free play and small group times.

Question of the Day
If you could be a jungle animal which one
would you want to be and why?
Following our story, The Jungle Book, the
students will be asked what type of jungle they would want to be. We will compare the results of the question and discuss why we chose the things that we did.

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 Xx, the number is 2, the shape is octagon, and the color is purple Today's
question is "If you could be a jungle animal which one would you be and why?"

Read-Aloud
The Jungle Book
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the story of the Jungle Book to go along with our art show projects.
Vocabulary: Jungle, Cunning, Ravine
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "Where do you think the setting of this story 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 jungle animals treat Mowgli as their own? "How is Mowgli different than the other characters in the jungle?" "Why do you think King Louie wants to be like Mowgli?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What do you think happened to Mowgli after he returned to the village?"

Small Group
Creating Snakes
Today the students will be using spirals drawn on paper to create their own snakes. Students will be presented with various art supplies in order to design their snakes. After the snakes are complete the students will be able to use them to help engage in sociodramatic play.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #76- Describing Things
The students will take part in a guessing game activity using different objects. A mystery bag will be introduced to the students with a mystery item inside. The teacher will describe what is in the bag until it is correctly guessed. Each child will
then be given a chance to place and describe an item in the mystery bag.

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
Nutrition Carnival
Today the students will be attending a Nutrition Carnival at school. We will be walking to the Main Head Start building for the carnival. The students will be learning more about healthy food choices and how to keep our bodies active and strong. We will be reading nutrition based stories, playing various healthy themed games, and having a food experience. After the carnival we will return to our classroom and discuss what
we had learned and how we can use this
information to keep ourselves healthy and
strong.
Choice Time
Science Area- Seashells
To enhance our Disney study this week we will be adding different seashells to the science center for exploration. The students will also have access to magnifying glasses, tweezers, and other scientific tools in order to make exploration even more interactive.

Question of the Day
What do you think you would find under the sea?
Before reading our story, The Little Mermaid, we will discuss what kind of animals live under the sea. We will use the results of this question to give us an insight of our students' previous knowledge on the topic. After the question has been answered we will read our story and compare it to our answers.

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 Xx, the number is 2, the shape is octagon, and the color is purple. Today's
question is "What do you think you would find under the sea?"

Read-Aloud
The Little Mermaid
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the story of the Little Mermaid to go along with our art show projects.
Vocabulary: Mermaid, Ocean, Triton, Fins
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "Do you think mermaids are real?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why do you think Ariel wants legs? "Why do you think Ariel's father doesn't want her to go to the surface?" "Why do you think Ursula wanted Ariel's voice?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "Would you want to be a mermaid like Ariel? Why or why not?"

Small Group
Ocean in a Bottle
Today the students will be making their own
oceans in a bottle using water, vegetable oil, and blue food coloring. The students will then glue the lids onto their bottles so they can't be spilled. Once the bottles are complete the students will be able to rock them back and forth in order to create a wave or ocean like effect.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #77-Hello Bingo
The students will learn a new morning song to the tune of BINGO. "To all of my friends at our preschool, Hello I say to you, H-E-L-L-O, H-E-L-L-O, H-E-L-L-O, hello to all of you!" Ms.Jessica will sing the song first and then have the students join in.

Outdoor Experiences
P12 - Exploring Pathways

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
Be Choosy Outside
With Spring weather coming today we will
discuss how we can keep our bodies active while outside. We will discuss some of our favorite things to do outside such as riding bikes, baseball, or digging. Our discussion will review why its important to exercise our bodies for at least 30 minutes a day in order to stay healthy and happy. We will conclude our discussion with the Choosy song, Be Choosy Outside.
Question of the Day
How is the jungle alike/different than Ohio?
Today we will discuss how the jungle is alike and different than where we live, Ohio. We will compile a list of each of the answers and then analyze the data. We will use the answers to compare the two locations in a more in-depth, hands on approach.

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 Xx, the number is 2, the shape is octagon, and the color is purple Today's
question is "How is the jungle alike/different than Ohio?"

Read-Aloud
The Jungle Book
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the story of the Jungle Book to go along with our art show projects.
Vocabulary: Jungle, Cunning, Ravine
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "Where do you think the setting of this story 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 jungle animals treat Mowgli as their own? "How is Mowgli different than the other characters in the jungle?" "Why do you think King Louie wants to be like Mowgli?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What do you think happened to Mowgli after he returned to the village?"

Small Group
Jungle Drums
Today the students will be using various recycled materials in order to create their own drums. We will create our own unique drums and then decorate them using markers, paper, and various collage materials. Once the drums are complete
we will take turns playing our new instruments and comparing the sounds they create.

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
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
Brush My Smile
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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