Sunday, April 14, 2013

Preschool Week 24: SPACE

Monday with Arielle

Opening Activity: Space word worksheets. Race to Space Game. Rockets in Order Activity. Review sight word flash cards.

Circle Time:
  • Date/Time/Weather
  • Space Songs (pinterest).
  • Read - “There’s No Place Like Space”

Snack: Applesauce and “Moon Rocks”

Wiggle Time: Try to do the Moon Walk Dance. Pretend we are blasting off in our rocket and walk on the moon.

Lesson: Watch video of how food is made for and eaten by astronauts in space. Read “The Sun and Moon”. Identify the planets by listening to clues.

Craft: Solar system picture.

Wednesday Field Trip
Visit Adler Planetarium in Downtown Chicago
Friday with Naomi

Opening Activity: Reading with phonics AND practicing sight words

Circle Time:
  • Date/Time/Weather
  • Sing "Z is for Zelda who Zoomed off to Mars" and "Xavier the Alien came from Outer Space"
  • Read "Jet Bed" together
Snack: Dehydrated fruit and Tang! Just like Astronauts would eat!

Wiggle Time: Physical fitness test to see if we're ready to go up into space

Lesson: Read book on the Solar System and attach Planet stickers to appropriate pages

Craft: Glitter Rocket Ships

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Preschool Week 23: Fun with Animals

Monday with Arielle

Opening Activity: Q is for Quail worksheet. Practice sight words. Sort animals into groups based on number of legs, size, and color.

Circle Time: 
  • Date/Weather/Time
  • Zoo music CD
  • Read “What Do You Do With a Kangaroo?”and “Wild Baby Animals”. 

Snack: yogurt, fruit, and goldfish crackers

Wiggle Time: Animal Dice - dance like the animal rolled. "Mystery Animal Box" - guess which animal from clues given and then act out the animal.

Lesson: Discuss carnivores/herbivores/omnivores. Discuss climates/habitats animals live in. Discuss special features about animals and special adaptations.

Craft: Making Tracks on paper. Choose pictures of animals to look for on Field Trip to Brookfield Zoo on Friday.

Wednesday with Naomi

Opening Activity: Recognizing animal words (cat, dog, fish, rat, etc.)

Circle Time:
  • Date/Time/Weather
  • Sing animal songs from alphabet book
  • Read phonics animal books together
Snack: Kangaroo Treats (celery and carrots in ranch) and Monkey Snacks (Frozen bananas in chocolate)

Wiggle Time: Animal dances on the Wii

Lesson: Watch a part of Planet Earth with popcorn and juice and talk about the different climates animals can live in and then discuss the food chain.

Craft: Paper bag animal puppets

Friday Field Trip

Visit to the Brookfield Zoo!

Preschool Week 22: Presidents of the United States

Monday with Arielle

Opening Activity: Finish addition worksheets. Alphabet Worksheets - G is for Government

Circle Time:
Read “Arthur Meets the President” by Marc Brown
Snack: Presidential Pretzels, Pears, and Peanut Butter Finger Bars

Wiggle Time: Coin Toss

Lesson: Learn some facts about our current president. Watch Disney: The American Presidents (George Washington) on

Craft: Presidential Mobile. National symbols coloring sheets to take home.

Wednesday with Naomi

Opening Activity: Sight Words and Presidents flashcards in rotations

Circle Time:
Read story about the life of Abraham Lincoln
Snack: Lincoln Logs!!

 Wiggle Time: Presidential Fitness Test

Lesson: Identifying presidents on our money while we scrub coins with baking soda and vinegar 

Craft: Washington Wigs or Lincoln Hats!