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Ms. Julia and Ms. Leslie's Preschool Class

 

October 2018

Theme:  Fall

Songs/Videos:

  1. Five Little Apples
  2. The Apple Tree (tune of Round the Mulberry Bush)
  3. Have you Ever Seen an Apple?
  4. Autumn Leaves are Falling
  5. Once I Had a Pumpkin (tune of Have You Ever Seen a Lassie?)
  6. Five Little Pumpkins
  7. Apple, Apple Pumpkin (duck, duck, goose)
  8. Ten Colored Apples
  9. Apples and Bananas
  10. Leaves Everywhere (tune of Twinkle Little Star)
  11. Tossing Leaves (tune of Ants Go Marching)
  12. Leaf Dancing
  13. Autumn Leaves are Falling Down
  14. Scarecrow song
  15. Move
  16. Count to 10 with our friends
  17. Way Up High in the Apple Tree
  18. Ten Red Apples
  19. Squirrel, Squirrel

 

Week 1:

Snack:  squirrel - ritz cracker, vanilla wafers, butterscotch chips, mini marshmallows, black jellybean
Structured play: apple/pumpkn stand with cash register and money
Book:  The Very Busy Squirrel    

  • Before circle, (during exercise) go on scavenger hunt to find things in nature for sensory box and crafts
  • Discuss what animals do in the fall, weather, clothing
  • Book walk - what is story about based on picture
  • Begin reading Busy Squirrel, students use interactive folder to help tell story, AAO sentences
  • Employ leaves, cloze procedure, make predictions
  • Essential questions
  • Vestibular - roll  across mat with leaves on it, rake them up and put it pile on bean bag (play fall leaves video while students are doing activities)
  • Proprioception -  jump in leaves
  • Before snack - alphabet game, writing numbers, names, alphabet match
  • Balance:  Walk sideways, backwards, forward to snack
  • What are some plants we see in the fall?  Discuss leaves, acorns, pumpkins, apples, pinecones -sort smallest to biggest
  • sing Little Squirrel, Little Squirrel, want a treat?  Find a nut for you to eat?  Each child wears a squirrel headband and finds the hiding nut under, over, behind or in front of a peer's chair.  Use wh questions.
  • Hand/eye:  toss nut in bucket
  • calendar
  • weather
  • alphabet songs, pushing sounds, alphabet game, sight words

Centers:

 Math Centers: (yellow table)

  • squirrel math ten frame with acorns
  • acorn counting, comparing amounts
  • squirrel sizing
  • squirrel shape matching
  • color matching
  • apple seed counting
  • apple tree number match/1:1 correspondence
  • pumpkin shape match
  • apple lacing
  • pumpkin countin
  • pumpkin size match up
  • pumpkin sizing
  • sorting by attributes - color, shape

3.  Teacher table:  (blue table)

  • Brigance/IEP
  • squirrel letter match
  • prepositions - where is the squirrel? expressive and receptive, pumpkins in basket, apples
  • practice writing names/journals (shape templates)
  • practice identifying letters in name
  • vocabulary cards
  • categories
  • use of objects
  • rhyming words
  • things that go together
  • tracing lines/cutting lines fall theme
  • rhyming acorn activity
  • apple sauce writing letters/name
  • categories
  • SLOs

4. Independent/Computer table:  (green)

  • puzzles
  • pounding tees in pumpkins
  • pumpkin seed transfer
  • apple sorting - use tongs to transfer apples from basket to muffin tin
  • jack-o-lantern pumpkin feed (see Pinterest)
  • pumpkn play doh with tanagram shapes to make faces
  • squirrel pounding kit (need squirrel template)
  • pumpkin rubberband 
  • line tracing
  • journals
  • acorn sort in egg carton?
  • fall theme lacing
  • "apple" pom pom sort into bowls
  • apple seed counting
  • corn shucking
  • ten frame roll numbers and ball apples

 

Week 2

Snack:  appple pie
Structured play: apple/pumpkin stand with cash register and money
Book:  Ten Little Apples                                                               
Stem - Parts of an apple, pumpkin

 Activities:

  • Check in -  (sing to the tune of Hickory Dickory Dock)  In the fall we pick some apples, red and green and yellow.  We look in the basket and count them out.  In the fall we pick some apples. Show kids a number, identify, pick apples from basket, and count.  Count red plus green apples. 2+3+ 5 
  • Have You Ever Seen an Apple?  Students pick apple from tree. What color?  Jobs on back of apples.  Check in.
  • Book walk - what is story about based on picture
  • Begin reading Ten Red Apples students use interactive folder to help tell story, AAO sentences
  • Wh questions
  • Employ leaves, cloze procedure, make predictions
  • Essential questions
  • Roll like apples on the floor, knees to chest and roll back and forth (vestibular)
  • Students roll on scooter boards to market (in play area) and buy an apple.  Practice money vocab, colors for apples, sizes, wh questions.
  • alphabet, number, name practice before snack
  • Balance - grow like an apple tree
  • Stem:  parts of apple, taste test, graph likes/dislikes
  • Measure students with apples - who is tallest/shortest?
  • Parachute with apples, watch apples
  • sound out words, alphabet, alphabet games
  • Math Centers: (yellow table)

    • squirrel math ten frame with acorns
    • acorn counting, comparing amounts
    • squirrel sizing
    • squirrel shape matching
    • color matching
    • apple seed counting
    • apple tree number match/1:1 correspondence
    • pumpkin shape match
    • apple lacing
    • pumpkin countin
    • pumpkin size match up
    • pumpkin sizing
    • sorting by attributes - color, shape

    3.  Teacher table:  (blue table)

    • Brigance/IEP
    • squirrel letter match
    • prepositions - where is the squirrel? expressive and receptive, pumpkins in basket, apples
    • practice writing names/journals (shape templates)
    • practice identifying letters in name
    • vocabulary cards
    • categories
    • use of objects
    • rhyming words
    • things that go together
    • tracing lines/cutting lines fall theme
    • rhyming acorn activity
    • apple sauce writing letters/name
    • categories

    4. Independent/Computer table:  (green)

    • puzzles
    • pounding tees in pumpkins
    • pumpkin seed transfer
    • apple sorting - use tongs to transfer apples from basket to muffin tin
    • jack-o-lantern pumpkin feed (see Pinterest)
    • pumpkn play doh with tanagram shapes to make faces
    • squirrel pounding kit (need squirrel template)
    • pumpkin line tracing
    • rubber band around pumpkins

 

Week 3:

Snack:  pumpkin patch dirt cup, popcorn
Structured play: apple/pumpkn stand with cash register and money
Literacy - 
early release no literacy
Book:  Harvest Party 

Activities:

 

  • Check in - Pickin' Up Pumpkin, put it on the vine, repeat twice, match it and tell the number.  Students match pumpkin to number vine onin pumpkin patch.
  • Hand out party hats and favors.  We are going to a party!!  Each student gets a picture of an animal to wear around his/her neck.  Review vocab.  Each animal carries something to the party.  Put down tablecloth and students pick object they take to party./AAO
  • Essential questions
  • Vestibular - pick pumpkin off vine with gross motor clipped to vine.  Student performs gross motor then back to circle.  
  • Proprioception - pass the pumpkin to music - big, medium, largel
  • allphabet, number, name practice 
  • Balance - walk on stepping stones, place pumpkins in front of, behind steps.  Where is the pumpkin, go to snack.
  • Discuss part of a pumpkin - cut top off.  Students take turns digging seeds out.  Estimate how many seeds.  Roast seeds   Taste test and pumpkin puree. with whipcream.
  • Color mixing fall colors - paint pumpkin on vertical surface - green on vine, orange for pumpkin
  • Pumpkin toss with orange balloons
  • Weather
  • Calendar

Centers:  

1.  Art: dancing leaves/acorns

2.  Math Centers: (yellow table)

  • squirrel math ten frame with acorns
  • acorn counting, comparing amounts
  • squirrel sizing
  • squirrel shape matching
  • color matching
  • apple seed counting
  • apple tree number match/1:1 correspondence
  • pumpkin shape match
  • apple lacing
  • pumpkin countin
  • pumpkin size match up
  • pumpkin sizing
  • sorting by attributes - color, shape

3.  Teacher table:  (blue table)

  • Brigance/IEP
  • squirrel letter match
  • prepositions - where is the squirrel? expressive and receptive, pumpkins in basket, apples
  • practice writing names/journals (shape templates)
  • practice identifying letters in name
  • vocabulary cards
  • categories
  • use of objects
  • rhyming words
  • things that go together
  • tracing lines/cutting lines fall theme
  • rhyming acorn activity
  • apple sauce writing letters/name
  • categories

4. Independent/Computer table:  (green)

  • puzzles
  • pounding tees in pumpkins
  • pumpkin seed transfer
  • apple sorting - use tongs to transfer apples from basket to muffin tin
  • jack-o-lantern pumpkin feed (see Pinterest)
  • pumpkn play doh with tanagram shapes to make faces
  • squirrel pounding kit (need squirrel template)
  • pumpkin line tracing
  • rubber band around pumpkins

 

 

Theme:  Halloween

Songs/Videos:

  1. If You're Happy and You Know IT
  2. You Got the Wiggles
  3. Scarecrow Song
  4. Five Little Pumpkins
  5. This is My Face
  6. Fly Little Bats
  7. Once I Had a Pumpkin
  8. Spider on the floor
  9. We All Feel Chant
  10. Ooga Booga Boogie
  11. Walking Home on Halloween
  12. Ghost Says Boo
  13. Exercise Rap
  14. Halloween is Here
  15. Monster Band
  16. Skin and Bones
  17. Itsy Bitsy Spider
  18. My Mama Told Me

 

Week 3:

Snack:  bowl of bones - white chocolate pretzel stick bones and skull:  pretzels, white chocolate, vanilla wafter
Structured play: costume dress up/practice trick or treat with pretend door, doorbell, etc.  AAO
Book:   Halloween Hustle 

Activities:

  • Sing Mat Man Song (SKeleton Man) and put skeleton body together.  Discuss what parts of the body do. Then check in.
  • Play Halloween  Hustle Video (ask wh questions)
  • Roll Dice = students twist, shake, or tap a body part - vestibular, get a job
  • Pass the pumpkin
  • Walk stepping stones, where is pumpkin
  • Before snack - alphabet review, write name, numbers
  • Practice Trick or Treat - students pick knocking or ringing bell and say trick or treat.  Count out blocks of candy.  Thank you.
  • Pick one:  Discuss part of a pumpkin - cut top off.  Students take turns digging seeds out.  Estimate how many seeds.  Roast seeds   Taste test and pumpkin puree. with whipcream, Color mixing fall colors - paint pumpkin on vertical surface - green on vine, orange for pumpkin
  • Pumpkin toss with orange balloons
  • Weather
  • Calendar

Centers:  
1.  Art: 

2.  Math Centers: (yellow table)

  • candy corn counting
  • ghost match - same and different
  • same/different sheet
  • halloween number clip
  • halloween number match with clothes pins
  • jack-o-lantern shape match
  • jack-o-lantern counters
  • sizing pumpkins

3.  Teacher table:  (blue table)

  • Brigance/IEP
  • skeleton game (see pinterest)
  • theme vocabulary - bingo/flash cards
  • practice writing names/journals 
  • emotion sorting mat
  • practice identifying letters in name
  • pumpkin letter match (pinterest)
  • vocabulary cards
  • categories
  • use of objects
  • candy corn rhyming picture match
  • things that go together
  • tracing lines/cutting lines Halloween theme
  • categories
    • Practice Trick or Treat - students pick knocking or ringing bell and say trick or treat.  Count out blocks of candy.  Thank you.
    • Throw food in monster's mouth (hand eye coordination), throw jacklantern balloon with peer 
    • Weather
    • Calendar
    TARGETED INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS FOR CALENDAR: 
    Counting up to 31
    One to one correspondence
    Repetition
    Days of the week - weather song from cd/sign days
    Months of the year - months from cd (show months on poster)
    Numerals - students write
    Seasons
    Copy or extend patterns through symbols or movement
    Vocabulary
    Use Zoophonics for beginning letter
    discusss today, yesterday and tomorrow

 

Week 4

 

Snack:  monster cupcakes - decorate with candy corn, eyes, jelly beans
Sensory table - witches brew 
Literacy - 
letter D
Book:   Go Away Big Green 

Activities:

  • Check in - Do you know the muffin man tune - Do you know the pumpkin boy/girl who lives in (Marietta), ask students where they live
  • Play monster emotions video
  • Show monster flashcards, imitate
  • Students match pics,
  • Show Go Away Big Monster
  • Students put together monster as they listen to the story
  • Students draw monster movement card (propriception and balance), everyone does, then get job
  • Before snack - numbers, alphabet, name practice

Centers:  
1.  Art: 

2.  Math Centers: (yellow table)

  • candy corn counting
  • ghost match - same and different
  • same/different sheet
  • halloween number clip
  • halloween number match with clothes pins
  • jack-o-lantern shape match
  • jack-o-lantern counters
  • sizing pumpkins
  • monster number puzzles
  • monster number clips

3.  Teacher table:  (blue table)

  • Brigance/IEP
  • Monster body part match
  • theme vocabulary -  Halloween
  • practice writing names/journals 
  • emotion sorting mat
  • practice identifying letters in name
  • pumpkin letter match 
  • vocabulary cards - body parts
  • categories
  • use of objects
  • candy corn rhyming picture match
  • things that go together
  • tracing lines/cutting lines Halloween theme
  • categories

 

 

 

                                    

September 4th, 2018

 

Thematic Unit: Zoo
Snack: 
 zoo snack animal crackers and pretzel sticks for cage
Literacy -  
letter E
Book:  Wild About You
Theme Vocabulary:
 Same, Different, Colors, Body Parts, Adjectives, Rhyming,
Seonsory table -  zoo safari


Activities:

  • Check in - Ssss, sss when the little green snake one day (snake motion)  Ssss, sss, went the little green snake.  Sss, sss went the little green snake one day and told me his birthday/name/age, etc.  Use different zoo animals.
  • Zoo songs with props
  • Zoo animals - same/different
  • Read Wild About You with AAO.  Students make sentences and click on animal to see funny video of zoo animal.
  • Pick jobs - (Muffin Man Tune) Pick different zoo keepers to search for animals.  Hide jobs under, in, behind animal.  Can you find the lion at the zoo, lion at the zoo, lion at the zoo.  Can you find the lion at the zoo.  He has your job.
  • Students move like favorite zoo animals.
  • Animal Cracker Charades - students pick animal cracker and act out the animal.
  • Balance - make banana peels and tape them to the floor - 1 in front of each child.  They will play "Monkey See, Monkey Do".  They follow actions of teacher.  Using non-verbal clues, students imate:  balance on one foot, then the other on the banana peel; hop forward, then backward over banana peelp; squat on bana peel; jump sideways over banana peel, etc.
  • Story bots elephant dance
  • Hand eye coordination - students toss packing peanuts into bucket to feed elephant
  • Calendar
  • Weather
  • Letter review game (animal theme)
  • zoo counting puzzles
  • zoo number clips
  • number books
  • qualitative concepts
  • order by size flamingos
  • comparing quanties
  • sizing by attributes
  • giraffe spot number game
  • IEP data
  • animal habitat categories
  • sequencing
  • beginning letter circle rainforest animals
  • rhyming
  • zoo animals - prepositions
  • name practice - zoo name puzzles
  • journal - letter/number writing practice
    • cutting shapes
    • same/different
    • copy shapes 
    • sounding out words - draw picture and write (monkey, snake)
    • key details in story
    • sight words
    • beginning sound zoo cards
    • letter hole punch
    • snake patterns on pipe cleaners with buttons or beads
    • nesting
    • journals
    • pegboards
    • black and white line practice (use striped paper, chevron (laminate)
    • elephant playdough roll, fill in dots
    • fine motor boxes