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Week of September 18, 2017
FAMILY STUDY
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Question of the Day
What does the word "family" mean to you?

Large Group
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.

Large Group
Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and talk about what family means. 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" 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 (Ll), shape of the week (Square), color of the week (Yellow), and number of the week (3) will be introduced. Today's question is "What does the word family mean to you?"

Read-Aloud
The Family Book
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of families and how they differ.
Vocabulary: Family, Adopt, Step-Mother
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality, author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "What does the word family mean?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why are families so important?  "How are families different?" "How is your family similar to the families in our story?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "What is a family?"

Small Group

Family Quilt
To go along with our family study we will be creating our own classroom family quilt. Using the intentional teaching card LL01 we will first conduct a shared writing about different aspects. Each child will then be asked to draw their own family on a square piece of paper.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #62
The students will learn a new song using the names of family figures (mom, dad, sister, etc.) as described on the Mighty Minutes card #62. The song will be sung to the tune of "Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?"

Outdoor Experiences
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.

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

Wow! Experiences
Shubert's Big Voice
Today the children will hear the story, "Shubert's Big Voice". 111. Miss Jessica 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: People Cut Outs
To go along with our family study we will be adding people shaped cut outs to the art area. The students will have the opportunity to explore these cut-outs during their play.

Question of the Day
Who is in your family?

Large Group
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.

Large Group
Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and talk about the people in our families. 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" 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 (Ll), shape of the week (Square), color of the week (Yellow), and number of the week (3) will be discussed. Today's question is "Who is in your family?"

Read-Aloud
Families are Different
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of families and how they differ.
Vocabulary: Family, Adopted, Related
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality, author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "How are families different?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why are families so important?  "What are some ways families can be different?" "Why do you think the girl in our story felt better after seeing all of the different families in her class?"
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 ways our families are different from each other?"

Small Group
Family Quilt
To go along with our family study we will be creating our own classroom family quilt. Using the intentional teaching card LL01 we will first conduct a shared writing about different aspects. Each child will then be asked to draw their own family on a square piece of paper.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #68
The students will play a classification game to identify and sort different types of family roles.

Outdoor Experiences
Outdoor Experiences
While outside the students will be climbing, running, jumping, and sliding.While on the playground the students will be able to play with the large bowling set. If the weather does not cooperate we will play with the bowling set in our classroom.

Family Partnerships
Family Partnerships
This week parents will be given a family theme related in-kind homework assignment. Parents will also be encouraged to consider volunteering in our 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
Library: Family Books
To go along with our family study we will be adding various family 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
How are families different?

Large Group
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.

Large Group
Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and talk about the people in our families. 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" 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 (Ll), shape of the week (Square), color of the week (Yellow), and number of the week (3)   will be discussed. Today's question is "How are families different?"

Read-Aloud
Love is a Family
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of families and how they differ.
Vocabulary: Family, Adopted, Related
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 show our family love?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "Why do we love our families?  "How can we show love?" "How does your family show you love?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "Why should we show our families love?"

Small Group
Family Quilt
To go along with our family study we will be creating our own classroom family quilt. Using the intentional teaching card LL01 we will first conduct a shared writing about different aspects. Each child will then be asked to draw their own family on a square piece of paper.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #97
The students will be taking part in a shape hunt. Each child will be asked to identify a certain shape and then locate that shape somewhere in the classroom.

Outdoor Experiences
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 play red light, green light in the classroom.

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

Wow! Experiences
Eating with your Family
Today we will discuss the importance of eating our meals with our families. We will discuss how we eat our meals together at school and how we should try to do the same at home. We will also discuss the types of foods we like to eat with our families and use the choosy food cards as a means of displaying/comparing these meals.









Choice Time
Doll House: Family Figures
To go along with our safety study we will be adding various family figures to the doll house area. The students will have the opportunity to explore these figures through their play and small group times.

Question of the Day
Who in your family lives with you?

Large Group
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.

Large Group
Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and talk about the family we live with. 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" 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 (Ll), shape of the week (Square), color of the week (Yellow), and number of the week (3) will be discussed. Today's question is "Who in your family lives with you?"

Read-Aloud
Who's in my Family?
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of families and how they differ.
Vocabulary: Diverse, Family, Unique, Adopt, Twins
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality, author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "How are families different?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "How is your family similar to the families in our story?"  "How were the families in our story different?" "Why do you think every family is different?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "Who is in your family?"

Small Group
Who's in my Family Glyphs
Using Intentional teaching card M02 the students will be comparing the different types of families in our classroom. Using specific colored squares the students will create a glyph of the family members who live with them at home. We will then compare the differences between our glyphs and how our families are alike/different.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #57
The students will play a letter sound game using the first letter of their names. Each student will be asked to identify their letter and then give the corresponding sound.

Outdoor Experiences
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 will create an obstacle course using the cones in our classroom.

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




Question of the Day
How can you show your family love?

Large Group
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.

Large Group
Circle Time
Today we will review the class rules and talk about ways we can show members of our families love. 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" 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 (Ll), shape of the week (Square), color of the week (Yellow), and number of the week (3) will be discussed. Today's question is "How can we show our families love?"

Read-Aloud
Family Forest
Purpose for Reading: To introduce the concept of families and how they differ.
Vocabulary: Family Tree, Half-Sister, Step-Brother
Before Reading: We will discuss the various print concepts including directionality, author/illustrator, and the parts of a book. Ask the children: "Who is in your family?"
During Reading: Actively comment and take the time to discuss vocabulary words and the main characters thoughts and actions. "How is the family in our story different than your family?"  "Do you think you have a family tree or a family forest?" "Why do you think the character in our story feels her family needs a whole forest and not just a tree?"
After Reading: Review vocabulary words with students while writing them on the "word" portion of our class focus board. Ask the students "Who in your family do you live with?"

Small Group
Who's in my Family Glyphs
Using Intentional teaching card M02 the students will be comparing the different types of families in our classroom. Using specific colored squares the students will create a glyph of the family members who live with them at home. We will then compare the differences between our glyphs and how our families are alike/different.

Mighty Minutes
Mighty Minutes #25
The students will be playing a dancing game today. Students will dance to the music until it pauses indicating for them to freeze. After the music comes back on the students will begin dancing again  until it pauses again.

Outdoor Experiences
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.

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

Wow! Experiences
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Food Sort
Today we will discuss healthy and unhealthy foods and how our eating choices affect our health. We will discuss the characteristics of unhealthy foods and healthy foods. After our discussion, using the choosy cards, the students will sort the healthy vs. unhealthy foods. After we have sorted the cards we will discuss the affect these foods have on our bodies.




WEEK
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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