Opening Activity: game - “race to trace” math/writing skills worksheet. (pinterest)
- read “Roberto, the Insect Architect”
Wiggle Time: wiggle block
Lesson: Discuss difference between a wish and a goal.
Craft: Visualize Our Goals - Illustrate Goals for This Week, This Year, In Fifteen Years. Make a chart to show progress for one weekly goal daily (chores, reading a book, helping someone, etc.)
- Class pet responsibility (feed rats, clean their cage, give them baths)
- Math (numbers 4-5)
- Alphabet (G) workbooks
- Read "Malia and Baby Brother" and talk about setting a goal this year to learn how to read.
- Sing alphabet songs.
Wiggle Time: Bowling! Learning number recognition and subtraction
Lesson: What does it mean to start a “NEW YEAR”? Talk about hours into days, into weeks, into months, into years using envelopes to demonstrate. (Tuck 7 little tags with week days written on them into 4 small envelopes labeled "weeks". Then stuff 4 "week" envelopes into each of 12 larger envelopes labeled with the names of each month. Then tuck all 12 "month" envelopes into a large envelop labeled "year".)
Craft: Discuss how some cultures celebrate New Years at a different time than us. Talk about Chinese New Year and then make a Chinese dragon craft!