Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Preschool Weeks 12-13: Around the World in 6 Days

Monday with Arielle

Hand out passports - after each activity we do they can glue in a “stamp”

Opening Activity: Letter “K” worksheets.

Circle Time:
  • Date/Time/Weather
  • Listen to music from a didgeridoo
  • Learn Australian words
  • Read “Wombat Stew"

Snack:  Sangers and Biscuits (sandwiches and crackers)

Wiggle Time: Emotional Animals (of Australia) Dice. Australian Animals Dance Video (Pinterest)

Lesson: Australian Animals and national symbols. Find Australia on the map.

Craft: Make a Koala!

Wednesday with Naomi

Opening Activity: Japanese Fans and Cherry Blossom Art

Circle Time:
  • Date/Time/Weather 
  • Story- How Koi Become Dragons 

Snack: Dorayaki Pancakes and Herbal Tea

Wiggle Time: Japanese Fan Dancing and Marshal Arts

Lesson: All About Japan Book

Craft: Painted Zori Sandals


We visited the Australia exhibit at the zoo, watched "The Rescuers Down Under", and ate treats from Australia. (And in case you were wondering, authentic Australian Root Beer does NOT taste like American root beer!)

Monday with Arielle

Opening Activity: Dora Number Worksheets.

Circle Time: 
  • Date/Time/Weather
  • Listen to music from Mexico.
  • Learn some Spanish words!
  • Learn “Feliz Navidad”. 

Snack: Quesadillas.

Wiggle Time: Emotional Animal Dice. Mexican Hat Dance and Conga!

Lesson: Discuss climate and landscapes of Mexico. Look at pictures of rain forest, desert, coastal, and mountain regions and animals found there.

Craft: Cactus Art.

Wednesday with Naomi

Opening Activity: Create your own Russian Architecture

Circle Time:
  • Date/Time/Weather 
  • The story of the Matryoshka doll 

Snack: Tvorozhniki

Wiggle Time: Russian dance

Lesson: All About Russia Book

Craft: Matryoshka Dolls


Watch the Movie Anastasia whilst eating Oreshki!

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