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WEEKLY THEME
pilgrims and indians
Week of November 27, 2017
NUMBER STUDY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
NO SCHOOL
Choice Time
Library- Counting Books
To go along with our number study we will be adding various counting/number 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 there's an elf in our
classroom?
Today we will introduce our classroom elf. We will discuss the purpose of our elf and the guidelines that we will follow to keep him safe.

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 Uu, the number is 4, the shape is rectangle, and the color is green.Today's question is "Why do you think there's an elf in our classroom?"

Read-Aloud
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of the elf on the shelf and how he will be used in the classroom.
Vocabulary: Elf, North Pole, Report, Laws
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 the elf on the shelf is?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why did Santa send us an elf? "How can we show our elf acts of kindness?" "Why can't we touch the elf?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "Where do you think our elf will hide in the classroom?"

Small Group
Winter Nature Painting
The children will be using pieces of nature such as pine cones, pine needles, and so on as inspiration for their own unique paintings. During the project we will discuss and compare the different Winter nature pieces. Once the students have completed their paintings they will describe what they have created.

Mighty Minutes
Hippity, Hoppity, How Many? #07
The teacher will close her fist and then shake
them a few times while saying "Hippity,
hoppity!... how many?" The teacher will then hold up some fingers on each hand and then ask the students to count the combined number of fingers. To finish the activity write the numeral in the air with the students.

Outdoor Experiences
LL17 - Walk a Letter

Family Partnerships
Family Partnerships
This week parents will be given a tree
theme related in-kind homework assignment.
Parents will also be encouraged to consider
volunteering in our classroom at their
convenience.

Wow! Experiences
Calming Techniques
Today we will talk about ways we can
calm ourselves down at school. Within this
discussion we will talk about the various uses of our safe place, fidgets, breathing techniques, and yoga. The teachers will scaffold this lesson based on what the children already know about our safe place and breathing techniques.
Question of the Day
What is your Favorite Number and Why?
Today we will discuss what are favorite numbers are. Each student will have an opportunity to share their favorite number and then explain the reasoning behind their choices.

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 Uu, the number is 4, the shape is rectangle, and the color is green. Today's
question is "What is your favorite number and why?"

Read-Aloud
Ten Black Dots
Purpose for Reading: To review the concept of number identification and the counting sequence.
Vocabulary: Sequence, Dots, Count, Backwards
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "What do you think this story is about?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "What would you do with ten black dots?" "What would you do with twenty black dots?" "Do you think you could use the dots to count backwards?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What else could we make with dots?"

Small Group
My Favorite Number is...
After discussing what our favorite numbers are the students will be creating collages to look like the numbers they chose. Each student will write their number using glue and then use various materials to go over the glue, creating the number shape. The students will then dictate why they chose the numbers they did.

Mighty Minutes
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe #87
We will learn a new rhyme today called One,
Two, Buckle my Shoe: "One, tow, buckle my
shoe. Three, four, shut the door. Five, six, pick up sticks. Seven, eight, lay them straight. Nine, ten, a big fat hen!" After we learn the chant for the first time, we will create new rhymes with each line such as, "One, two, cry boo hoo. Three, four, sit on the floor."
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Outdoor Experiences
M91 - Number Line Hop

Family Partnerships
Family Partnerships
This week parents will be given a tree
theme related in-kind homework assignment.
Parents will also be encouraged to consider
volunteering in our classroom at their
convenience.

Wow! Experiences
Simon Says- Health Version
Today we will play a version of Simon Says
using healthy actions. Movements for this game include healthy activities highlighted in the Choosy Nation CD as part of our lesson.
Choice Time
Block Area- Number Blocks
To go along with our number study we will be adding various number labeled blocks to the building area. The students will have the
opportunity to explore these blocks during free play and small group times.

Question of the Day
What should we name our elf?
Today we will work together to brainstorm ideas and choose a name for our elf. Each student will be given the opportunity to give a name idea. We will compile a list of the names and narrow it down to one name as a class.

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 Uu, the number is 4, the shape is rectangle, and the color is green. Today's
question is "What do you think we should name our elf?"

Read-Aloud
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of the elf on the shelf and how he will be used in the classroom.
Vocabulary: Elf, North Pole, Report, Laws
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 the elf on the shelf is?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why did Santa send us an elf? "How can we show our elf acts of kindness?" "Why can't we touch the elf?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "Where do you think our elf will hide in the classroom?"

Small Group
My Favorite Number is...
After discussing what our favorite numbers are the students will be creating collages to look like the numbers they chose. Each student will write their number using glue and then use various materials to go over the glue, creating the number shape. The students will then dictate why they chose the numbers they did.

Mighty Minutes
Counting Calisthenics #28
Today we will be playing a counting exercising game. The students will be asked to complete two and three step actions while
counting out their movements.

Outdoor Experiences
LL17 - Walk a Letter

Family Partnerships
Family Partnerships
This week parents will be given a tree
theme related in-kind homework assignment.
Parents will also be encouraged to consider
volunteering in our classroom at their
convenience.

Wow! Experiences
Choosy Freeze
Today the students will listen and interact with
the song, Choosy Freeze Throughout the song
Choosy sings about being healthy while
periodically asking the dancing students to
"freeze".
Question of the Day
How tall do you think you are?
To go along with our measuring activity, today we will discuss how tall each student thinks he/she is. We will compile a list of the estimates to refer back to after the measuring activity. We will then compare our estimates to the actual heights of the students.

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 Uu, the number is 4, the shape is rectangle, and the color is green. Today's
question is "How tall do you think you are?"

Read-Aloud
Ten Black Dots
Purpose for Reading: To review the concept of number identification and the counting sequence.
Vocabulary: Sequence, Dots, Count, Backwards
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality,
author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "What do you think this story is about?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "What would you do with ten black dots?" "What would you do with twenty black dots?" "Do you think you could use the dots to count backwards?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What else could we make with dots?"

Small Group
How Tall am I?
Today the students will be measuring each other using yarn. Each student will lay down with their arms by their sides while another student stretches a piece of yarn reaching from the student's head to his/her feet. After each student has been measured we will lay out all of the yarn pieces to compare the different heights.

Mighty Minutes
1,2,3 What Do I See? #50
We will collect several items number 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
M91 - Number Line Hop

Family Partnerships
Family Partnerships
This week parents will be given a tree
theme related in-kind homework assignment.
Parents will also be encouraged to consider
volunteering in our classroom at their
convenience.

Wow! Experiences
Choosy Dancing
Today we will interact and get our bodies moving by dancing to a few of our Choosy songs. The students will be able to help choose which songs we listen and dance to. This activity will help the students get their bodies moving and serve as a brain break for our learners.
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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