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WEEKLY THEME
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Week of September 11, 2017
SAFETY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Question of the Day
"How can we stay safe?"
Goal P-ATL 11.  Child shows interest in and curiosity about the world around them. 

Arrival Routine
The children will sign in each morning.  Sign in sheets will be differentiated according to the students' level.  After signing in students will move to the carpet to prepare for circle time.  Students will be able to read books or build puzzles on the carpet while waiting for friends to finish signing in.
Goal P-ATL 2.  Child follows classroom rules and routines with increasing independence.

Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and talk about ways we can stay safe.  We will then sing the days of the week song while updating the calendar.  After calendar the class will also sing our "What is the Weather" song and discuss what the weather looks like from outside the windows.  We will then go over our schedule for the day pointing to each picture so that the children will know what to expect for the day.  The letter of the week (Ss), shape of the week (Triangle), color of the week (Green), and number of the week (1) will be introduced.  Today's question is "How can we stay safe?"
Goal P-ATL 6.  Child maintains focus and sustains attention with minimal adult support.

Read Aloud
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of how and why to stay safe. 
Vocabulary: Safety, Officer, Police.
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 Officer Buckle keeps people safe?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions.  "Why do you think Officer Buckle cares about safety tips so much?"  “Why do you think Gloria and officer buckle make a good team?"  "Why do you think Officer buckle was upset that Gloria was getting all of the attention?"
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 use officer Buckle’s safety tips at school?"
Goal P-LIT 5.  Child asks and answers questions about a book that was read aloud.

Mighty Minutes: #19
The students will take part in an I Spy Game.  Each student will be asked to find a certain object based on the Spyer’s clues.
Goal P-SCI 1.  Child observes and describes phenomena.

Small Group
Shape Lacing Cards
Using Intentional teaching card M02 the students will be comparing shapes while lacing various shape cards.  While the students are lacing we will discuss the unique characteristics of each shape including sides, angles, and where we can find shapes in our classroom.
Goal P-Math 9.  Child identifies, describes, compares, and composes shapes.

Outdoor Experiences
While outside the students will be climbing, running, jumping, and sliding.  While on the playground the students will be able to play I Spy.  If the weather does not cooperate we will play with the bikes in our classroom.
Goal P-PMP 1.  Child demonstrates control, strength, and coordination of large muscles.
 
Wow!  Experiences
Dialing 911
Today the students will be discussing safety and the people they can count on to keep them safe.  The students will be introduced to the emergency number 911.  Throughout our discussion we will discuss different ways we can stay safe and when to dial 911.
Goal P-ATL 11.  Child shows interest in and curiosity about the world around them.
 
Choice Time: Library
To go along with our safety study we will be adding various safety related literature to the library area.  The students will have the opportunity to explore/interact with these books throughout the day.
Goal P-LIT 4.  Child demonstrates an understanding of narrative structure through storytelling/retelling. 

Family Partnerships
Parents will be given the first in-kind homework assignment of the year.  Parents will also be encouraged to consider volunteering in our classroom at their convenience.

Question of the Day
"Why is it important to stay safe?"
Goal P-ATL 11.  Child shows interest in and curiosity about the world around them.

Arrival Routine
The children will sign in each morning.  Sign in sheets will be differentiated according to the students' level.  After signing in students will move to the carpet to prepare for circle time.  Students will be able to read books or build puzzles on the carpet while waiting for friends to finish signing in.
Goal P-ATL 2.  Child follows classroom rules and routines with increasing independence.

Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and talk about what we would do if there was an intruder in the school.  We will then sing our "What is the Weather" song while updating the calendar.  After calendar the class will also sing our "What is the Weather" song and discuss what the weather looks like from outside the windows.  We will then go over our schedule for the day pointing to each picture so that the children will know what to expect for the day.  The letter of the week (Ss)shape of the week (Triangle), color of the week (Green), and number of the week (1) will be introduced.  Today's question is "Why is it important to stay safe?"
Goal P-ATL 6.  Child maintains focus and sustains attention with minimal adult support.

Read Aloud
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of how and why to stay safe. 
Vocabulary: Safety, Officer, Police.
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 Officer Buckle keeps people safe?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions.  "Why do you think Officer Buckle cares about safety tips so much?"  “Why do you think Gloria and officer buckle make a good team?"  "Why do you think Officer buckle was upset that Gloria was getting all of the attention?"
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 use officer Buckle’s safety tips at school?"
Goal P-LIT 5.  Child asks and answers questions about a book that was read aloud.

Mighty Minutes: #15
The students will play a number game.  While the teacher holds up a number card the students will name the numeral and perform a simple motion to demonstrate knowledge of the quantity.
Goal P-Math 3.  Child understands the relationship between numbers and quantities.

Small Group
Name Cutting Puzzle
Using Intentional teaching card LL29 the students will be using their written names to create their own puzzles.  Each student will write their name on a piece of paper which they will then cut into large pieces.  After the puzzles are created each student will try to put their name back together. 
Goal P-LIT 2.  Child demonstrates an understanding of how print is used. 

Outdoor Experiences
While outside the students will be climbing, running, jumping, and sliding.  While on the playground the students will be able to play freeze tag.  If the weather does not cooperate we will play with the beanbags in our classroom.
Goal P-PMP 1.  Child demonstrates control, strength, and coordination of large muscles. 

Wow!  Experiences
Stranger Danger
Today we will discuss what a stranger is and what to do if a stranger approaches us.  We will discuss the characteristics of a stranger and various ways we can stay safe around people we don’t know. We will also discuss what to do if we get lost and we don’t know anyone around us.
Goal P-ATL 11.  Child shows interest in and curiosity about the world around them. 

Family Partnerships
Parents will be given the first in-kind homework assignment of the year.  Parents will also be encouraged to consider volunteering in our classroom at their convenience.
Question of the Day
"How can we stay safe around fire?"
Goal P-ATL 11.  Child shows interest in and curiosity about the world around them.

Arrival Routine
The children will sign in each morning.  Sign in sheets will be differentiated according to the students' level.  After signing in students will move to the carpet to prepare for circle time.  Students will be able to read books or build puzzles on the carpet while waiting for friends to finish signing in.
Goal P-ATL 2.  Child follows classroom rules and routines with increasing independence.

Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and conduct a practice fire drill.  We will then sing the days of the week song while updating the calendar. After calendar the class will also sing our "What is the Weather" song and discuss what the weather looks like from outside the windows.  We will then go over our schedule for the day pointing to each picture so that the children will know what to expect for the day.  The letter of the week (Ss), shape of the week (Triangle),  shape of the week (Triangle), color of the week (Green), and number of the week (1) will be introduced.  Today's question is "How can we stay safe around fire?"
Goal P-ATL 6.  Child maintains focus and sustains attention with minimal adult support.

Read Aloud
Fireman Small
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of how and why to stay safe around fire. 
Vocabulary: Safety, firefighter, Siren, Fire Station, Alarm.
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 Fireman Small keeps people safe?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions.  "Why are firefighters important?"  “Why do you think Fireman Small’s friends stopped by his house to say thank you?"  "What do you think would happen if we didn’t have firefighters to keep us safe?"
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 stay safe around fire until a firefighter comes?"
Goal P-LIT 5.  Child asks and answers questions about a book that was read aloud.

Mighty Minutes: #98
Each student will be given a card/tag with their name on it, the teacher will then hold up a letter card followed by the question “Does anyone have this letter in their name?”  Children with the letter in their name will stand up and name the letter.
Goal P-LIT 3.  Child identifies letters of the alphabet and produces correct sounds associated with letters.

Small Group
Fire Painting with Forks
Using Intentional teaching card M45 the students will be creating fire colors using a pattern of red, orange, and yellow.  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 flame like mark.  During this activity we will review how we can stay safe around fire.
Goal P-Math 7.  Child understands simple patterns.

Outdoor Experiences
While outside the students will be climbing, running, jumping, and sliding.  While on the playground the students will be able to ride the bikes.  If the weather does not cooperate we will have a firefighter relay race in the classroom.
Goal P-PMP 1.  Child demonstrates control, strength, and coordination of large muscles.
 
Wow!  Experiences
Fire Drill
Today the students will be discussing fire safety and what to do if there is a fire at home or at school.  We will discuss and practice the stop, drop, and roll technique and the importance of having a meeting spot when evacuating a burning building.  We will conclude our discussion with a mock fire drill.
Goal P-ATL 11.  Child shows interest in and curiosity about the world around them.
 
Choice Time: Table Toys
To go along with our safety study we will be adding safety vehicle puzzles to the table toy center.  The students will have the opportunity to explore these puzzles during free play and arrival times.
Goal P-PMP 3.  Child demonstrates increasing control, strength, and coordination of small muscles.

Family Partnerships
Parents will be given the first in-kind homework assignment of the year.  Parents will also be encouraged to consider volunteering in our classroom at their convenience.
Question of the Day
"How can we stay safe on the bus?"
Goal P-ATL 11.  Child shows interest in and curiosity about the world around them.

Arrival Routine
The children will sign in each morning.  Sign in sheets will be differentiated according to the students' level.  After signing in students will move to the carpet to prepare for circle time.  Students will be able to read books or build puzzles on the carpet while waiting for friends to finish signing in.
Goal P-ATL 2.  Child follows classroom rules and routines with increasing independence.

Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and sing the wheels on the bus song.  We will then sing the days of the week song while updating the calendar.  After calendar the class will sing our "What is the Weather" song  and discuss what the weather looks like from outside the windows.  We will then go over our schedule for the day pointing to each picture so that the children will know what to expect for the day.  The letter of the week (Ss)shape of the week (Triangle), color of the week (Green), and number of the week (1) will be introduced.  Today's question is "How can we stay safe on the bus?"
Goal P-ATL 6.  Child maintains focus and sustains attention with minimal adult support.

Read Aloud
School Bus
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of how and why to stay safe on the bus. 
Vocabulary: Bus, Crossing, Stop Sign, Bus Driver.
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 stay safe on the bus?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions.  "Why do you think bus safety is important?"  “How does a bus stay safe while on the road?"  "Why do you think we have bus stops?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board.  Ask the students "How do bus drivers help keep you safe?"
Goal P-LIT 5.  Child asks and answers questions about a book that was read aloud.

Mighty Minutes: #76
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. 
Goal P-SCI 1.  Child observes and describes phenomena.

Small Group
Safety Vehicle Painting
Using Intentional teaching card M02 the students will be comparing different types of safety vehicles.  Each student will be able to drive each vehicle in the paint and then onto the paper creating tracks.  We will discuss the different vehicles and how they help keep us safe. 
Goal P-PMP 3.  Child demonstrates increasing control, strength, and coordination of small muscles.

Outdoor Experiences
While outside the students will be climbing, running, jumping, and sliding.  While on the playground the students will be able to create an obstacle course using the cones.  If the weather does not cooperate we will play red light, green light in our classroom.
Goal P-PMP 1.  Child demonstrates control, strength, and coordination of large muscles.
 
Wow!  Experiences
Bus Safety
Today we will discuss how to stay safe on the bus.  We will discuss the rules on a bus and why those rules are needed to keep us safe.  We will also discuss the different parts of the bus that help keep us safe such as the stop sign or the evacuation door at the back of the bus.
 Goal P-ATL 11.  Child shows interest in and curiosity about the world around them. 

Family Partnerships
Parents will be given the first in-kind homework assignment of the year.  Parents will also be encouraged to consider volunteering in our classroom at their convenience.

Question of the Day
"How can we stay safe during a tornado?"
Goal P-ATL 11.  Child shows interest in and curiosity about the world around them.

Arrival Routine
The children will sign in each morning.  Sign in sheets will be differentiated according to the students' level.  After signing in students will move to the carpet to prepare for circle time.  Students will be able to read books or build puzzles on the carpet while waiting for friends to finish signing in.
Goal P-ATL 2.  Child follows classroom rules and routines with increasing independence.

Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and conduct a practice tornado drill.  We will then sing the days of the week song while updating the calendar.  After calendar our class will sing our "What is the Weather" song and discuss what the weather looks like from outside the windows.  We will then go over our schedule for the day pointing to each picture so that the children will know what to expect for the day.  The letter of the week (Ss)shape of the week (Triangle), color of the week (Green), and number of the week (1) will be introduced.  Today's question is "How can we stay safe during a tornado?"
Goal P-ATL 6.  Child maintains focus and sustains attention with minimal adult support.

Read Aloud
Storms
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of how and why to stay safe during severe weather. 
Vocabulary: Tornado, Funnel, Hail, Waterspout, Hurricane.
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 we need to stay safe from during a tornado?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions.  "How can we tell a storm is about to come?"  “Why are certain storms dangerous?"  "How do rooms like the basement keep us safe during a tornado?"
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 stay safe during a tornado?"
Goal P-LIT 5.  Child asks and answers questions about a book that was read aloud.

Mighty Minutes: #85
Using nonsense words that rhyme with the students’ names we will sing the following chant for each child in the class: Listen for your name.  Listen for your name.  Listen for the word that sounds like your name.  (Skeeter, Heater, Teeter…  It’s Peter!)
Goal P-LIT 1.  Child demonstrates awareness that spoken language is composed of smaller segments of sound.

Small Group
Safety Vehicle Painting
Using Intentional teaching card M02 the students will be comparing different types of safety vehicles.  Each student will be able to drive each vehicle in the paint and then onto the paper creating tracks.  We will discuss the different vehicles and how they help keep us safe. 
Goal P-PMP 3.  Child demonstrates increasing control, strength, and coordination of small muscles.

Outdoor Experiences
While outside the students will be climbing, running, jumping, and sliding.  While on the playground the students will be able to play Red light, Green light.  If the weather does not cooperate we will create an obstacle using the cones in our classroom.
Goal P-PMP 1.  Child demonstrates control, strength, and coordination of large muscles.
 
Wow!  Experiences
Tornado Drill
Today the students will be discussing weather safety and what to do if there is a tornado at home or at school.  We will discuss the different places we can go to be safe during a tornado.  We will conclude our discussion with a mock tornado drill.
Goal P-ATL 11.  Child shows interest in and curiosity about the world around them. 

Choice Time: Block Area
To go along with our safety study we will be adding various safety vehicles to the block area.  The students will have the opportunity to explore these vehicles during free play and small group times.
Goal P-ATL 13.  Child uses imagination in play and interactions with others. 

Family Partnerships
Parents will be given the first in-kind homework assignment of the year.  Parents will also be encouraged to consider volunteering in our classroom at their convenience.



Standards

       Social and Emotional Development: Relationships- Interactions with Adults: Request and Accept guidance from familiar adults.

Cognition and General Knowledge: Government- Rules and Laws: With modeling and support, demonstrate understanding that rules play an important role in promoting safety and protecting fairness. 
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