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Schedule is used as a basic guide only.  Times are subject to change and flexibility is used throughout each day and week.

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Week 5:
/d/ - "Dee Dee Deer"
from Zoo-phonics
number:  4
sight words:  (student names)
 

Enrichment Activities (if needed to fill time gaps or for home play ideas):
Set timer for 4 minutes when taking turns at computer or other activity so students can "feel" 4 in minutes (number of the week).

until 8:30 am Free Choice Play with various themed activities (below)
daily ~
W ~ stick puppet

8:30 - 9:00

Group Activity (Board Games, Activity Buckets, Puzzles, Group Games, Art, Cooking)
M ~  
T ~ Recite Hey Diddle Diddle, signaling /d/ sounds and emphasizing rhyming words.
W ~ Watch Power Point Presentation:  It Sounds Like This and it Looks Like That a-z from Zoophonics CD
Question/Graph of the Week
Th ~  
F ~  

9:00 9:15

Diapers, Restroom, Wash hands
9:15 9:30 Snack, Extra-Curricular/Seasonal  Story time, Clean up
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.
fruit kebabs with yogurt dip homemade donuts

 
veggie chips and dip
 

 

dominos (graham cracker rectangles with chocolate icing dotted on as the dots) cucumbers, pita chips, hummus dip

 

9:30 9:45

 

All of the children come to Morning Meeting.  The younger ones are provided with quiet, theme-related activities to enjoy while they interact at their own pace in the group activities.

Morning Meeting (literacy, math):
M ~ After pledge listen to/sing, Dixie from Lee Greenwood - American Patriot
Going on a Bear Hunt

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Days of the Week song from Toddler Dance and Play Vol. 2

Mystery Box - (Bubba Bear a.k.a. weather bear, and things that he loves:  bears, bubbles, balls, bees, blankets, bugs, breakfast)

abc book
- Create /b/ page and add /b/ words, pictures and stickers to it throughout the week.  Have children draw a bubble around each beginning b.  Add to /ă/ page to create a book.

Introduce Bubba Bear's ALC and sign.  Trace Bubba's shape in the air.
Read Bubba's page from Zeke and His Pals Level A Book 1, discuss.
Act out:  "Bubba Bear sees bees, do you?  Reach to the hive and count to 2."
~ Calendar, weather, 100s chart, pattern work.
Morning Meeting Journal page:  each child reads and colors.
"Allie and Bubba bounce a ball."
T ~ After pledge listen to/sing, The Battle Hymn of the Republic from Yankee Doodle Mickey
Going on a Bear Hunt

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks and the Three Bears song by Dr. Jean

Mystery Box - (Bubba Bear a.k.a. weather bear, and things that he loves:  bears, bubbles, balls, bees, blankets, bugs, breakfast)

abc book
- Create /b/ page and add /b/ words, pictures and stickers to it throughout the week.  Have children draw a bubble around each beginning b.  Add to /ă/ page to create a book.

Act out:  "Bubba Bear sees bees, do you?  Reach to the hive and count to 2."
~ Calendar, weather, 100s chart, pattern work.
Morning Meeting Journal page:  each child reads and colors.
"Dee Dee deer learns more and more.  She moves her ears and counts to 4 ."
W ~ After pledge listen to/sing, The Battle Hymn of the Republic from Yankee Doodle Mickey
Days of the Week song from Toddler Dance and Play Vol. 2
Corduroy
View The Flower Carrier by Diego Rivera.  Discuss what is happening in the story.  Create a story line.
If you have blond, black or brown hair stand up and signal /b/.  If you have blue or brown eyes, sit down and signal /b/.  Anyone with a beard?
Show 'n Tell:  Bring your favorite bath toy.
~ Calendar, weather, 100s chart, pattern work.
Morning Meeting Journal page:
"Bubba bear is big and black.  He likes a honeycomb for his snack."
    
Th ~ After pledge listen to/sing, The Battle Hymn of the Republic from Yankee Doodle Mickey
Come Meet Us at the Zoo from Zoophonics CD - signal with ALCs
I Met a Bear from Toddler Dance & Play Vol. 3
Bear Snores On
If you're a boy stand up, if you're a brother sit down.  Reverse.
~ Calendar, weather, 100s chart, pattern work.
Morning Meeting Journal page:
Draw a bubble around the 2 bears that are the same.  Signal /b/.
F ~ After pledge listen to/sing, The Battle Hymn of the Republic from Yankee Doodle Mickey
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around from Wee Sing Children's Songs & Finger Plays
Bear Wants More
Introduce a diamond cut out.  What is a diamond shape? (baseball diamond, kite)
~ Calendar, weather, 100s chart, pattern work.
Attribute chart using different colored and sizes of  diamond shapes
9:45 10:00

Table Activities (Morning Meet. Extension games, art)

M ~ Play dough (with dog, duck and "d" cookie cutters)
T ~ Sort dog manipulatives into groups of 4.  Play spinner game.  (Spin spinner.  Count 4 of that color dog to keep.)
W ~ Dog Dice Game
Th ~ Play dominos (up to 4 dots) - matching sides
F ~ Drip paintings (using medicine dropper and watered down paint, children drip paint onto large diamond-shaped sheets of construction paper or coffee filter paper).  Attach streamers for kite decoration.
10:00 - 10:45

Outside Play (Large motor act. indoors in bad weather) - one optional activity is usually offered along with plenty of time for free play

M ~  
T ~  
W ~  
Th ~  
F ~  
10:45 - 11:00 Clean up, restroom, wash hands
11:00 11:30 Elem. Spanish at Home Activities (M & W) - *starting in Sept.
Group Spanish Games & Activities (T, Th)
Beth Manners' Fun Spanish for Kids
M ~ The Days of the Week from Spanish Piggyback Songs
T ~ Do Your Ears Hang Low? from Sing and Learn Spanish by the Global Village Kids
W ~ The Days of the Week from Spanish Piggyback Songs
Th ~ Do Your Ears Hang Low? from Sing and Learn Spanish by the Global Village Kids
F ~  

11:30 - 11:45

Library Day or Music/Dance Time or Cooking Time (helping in the kitchen)
M ~ Library Day
T ~ Duck, Duck, Goose song from Toddler Dance & Play Vol. 2
Play Duck, Duck, Goose
W ~ Watch the Dee Dee deer Power Point Presentation.
Decorate Dee Dee deer.
Th ~ Using Animal Picture Letter Grid Pieces from Zoophonics, build patterns with 1 allie alligator, 2 bubba bears, 3 catina cats, 4 dee dee deers
F ~ Dancing and drumming
11:45 12:00 Diapers, Restroom, Wash hands, Set table

12:00 12:30

Lunch, Clean up
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.
         
Lunch Story:
David and Goliath from Read and Learn Bible
 


 

  Reading Between the Lions:
12:30 12:45 D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read)

12:45 1:00

Restroom, Wash hands, Brush teeth, Nap mats

1:00 3:00

Children's Choice story time & Nap time
~Afternoon planning time~

3:00 3:15

Diapers, Restroom, Wash hands

3:15 3:30

Snack, Clean up

3:30 --

Prepare to go home, Free Choice Play, Outside Play (weather permitting)

 Computer activities available throughout the day.

   
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Weekly Activities:
Monday ~ Library Story Time for Preschoolers
Monday
- Literacy Bags go home (starting in mid-Sept.)
Wednesday
~ Show 'n Tell (using letter of the week)
Wednesday ~ Water play outside (warm weather months)
Friday ~ movie day (kids can bring a favorite movie for us to choose from)


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