Saturday, August 16, 2008

Karis' weekly lessons- first 3 weeks

Sorry that I haven't been around in a while!! Life is busy!

I have created lessons for Karis for three weeks, and I thought I would share (she is 2 1/2). I have them in a nice table on word, but I can't cut and paste that way into here.
Here they are:


Week of:
August 18-22
This week’s theme: Who am I?/All About Me
LETTER: A Number: 1 Shape: circle Color: Red
Art
· Decorating the letter A (on red paper) with apple stickers, animals
· Write A’s, 1’s and her name in red finger paint
· Make her face out of a paper plate
Music/Finger Plays
· “All of Me”-
See my eyes (point to eyes)
See my nose (point to nose)
See my chin (point to chin)
See my toes (point to toes)
See my waist (hands on waist)
See my knee (touch a knee)
Now you have seen all of me! (raise arms)
Discovery/Sensory
· Home made play dough- make the letter A
· Write the letter A and number 1 in shaving cream
· Practice writing her name in shaving cream
Fine Motor Skills
· Coloring/writing with crayons and markers
· Practice opening Ziploc bags, containers, doors
Gross Motor Skills
· Practice walking up and down raised surfaces by herself
· Allow her the opportunity to run around outside
Language/Literacy
· Read God gave us you
· Read in her children’s Bible
· “A” books- Alphabet, Animals
· Any other books that she wants to read- encourage her to read it back
· Make a letter A book
· Make a number 1 book (with A things)
Pre-Math
· Count using “A” objects- animals, apples,
· Sort animals into the different types
· Throughout the day, talk about the number 1, letter A, and the circle shape
Calendar
· Talk about the Month, Day
· Do the day’s activity (on the calendar, if possible)
Self-Help/Independence
· Allow her to walk without holding my hand
· Have her put her dishes in the sink/trash in the trash can
· Work on undressing/dressing herself


Week of:
August 25-29
This week’s theme: Who am I?/My Body
Letter: B Number: 2 Shape: oval Color: Blue
Art
· Hand prints/foot prints
· Decorating the letter B (on blue paper) with butterfly stickers, beans, bandaids, etc.
· Write B’s, 2’s and her name in blue finger paint
· Paper kids- trace her; label body parts
Music/Finger Plays
· “Head, shoulders, knees, and toes”
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes
Knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes
Knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, and shoulders, knees and toes
· Act out this rhyme:Brown bear, brown bear turn aroundBrown bear, brown bear touch the groundBrown bear, brown bear reach up highBrown bear, brown bear tough the sky!
Discovery/Sensory
· Homemade play dough and cookie cutters- make letter B and number 2 out of play dough; use butterfly cookie cutter
· Play in the sand box
· Shaving cream
Fine Motor Skills
· Practice taking lids on and off of containers, opening Ziploc bags, and doors
· Coloring with crayons and markers
Gross Motor Skills
· Do exercises, explaining which body part we are using
· Practice walking up and down raised surfaces by herself
Language/Literacy
· Parts & Even More Parts
· “B” books- BINGO, Bible, Wheels on the Bus
· Any other books that she wants to read- encourage her to read it back
· Make a letter B book
· Make a number 2 book (with B things)
Calendar
· Talk about the Month, Day
· Do the day’s activity (on the calendar, if possible)
Pre-Math
· Count “B” objects- band-aids, bears, beans
· Throughout the day, talk about the number 2, the color blue, and the oval shape (pointing them out)
· Talk about how she is 2 years old- how many fingers is that?
· Weight/Height
Self-Help/Independence
· Don’t help her with things that she can do on her own
· Stop holding her hand so much when she walks
· Work on dressing/undressing herself



Week of:
September 1-5
This week’s theme: Who am I?/Family and friends
Letter: C Number: 3 Shape: Square Color:Orange
Art
· Use paint and blocks to “stamp” onto paper, focusing on the letter C and number 3
· Decorating the letter C (on orange paper) with cheerios
· Write C’s, 3’s and her name in orange paint
· Draw a “picture” of mommy, daddy, and brother
· Color with Chalk
Music/Finger Plays
· Clap to the beat of the music on CD
· Clap and Count (sung to Row, Row, Row your boat)Clap, clap, clap your hands,Clap them one, two threeThe more you clap,The more you count,All the way to three!
Discovery/Sensory
· Homemade play dough- make letter C and number 3 out of play dough; use cow cookie cutter
· Shaving cream
Fine Motor Skills
· Coloring with crayons and markers
· Painting/stamping
· Practice opening Ziploc bags and doors
Gross Motor Skills
· Practice walking up and down raised surfaces by herself
· Move like her favorite animal that starts with a C
Language/Literacy
· Read books about families (from library)
· “C” books- Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar, Cookie’s First Book of Numbers,
· Any other books that she wants to read- encourage her to read it back
· Make a letter C book (with an orange cover page)
· Make a number 3 book (with C things)
· Read in her Bible
Calendar
· Talk about the Month, Day
· Do the day’s activity (on the calendar, if possible)
Pre-Math
· Count using “C” objects- cheerios, crayons, coins, cotton balls
· Count and sort coins (emphasizing the number 3)
· Throughout the day, talk about the number 3, the color orange, and the square shape (pointing them out)
· Make a square out of blocks- what shape is a block?
Self-Help/Independence
· Don’t help her with things that she can do on her own
· Self cleaning after meals
· Practice dressing/undressing herself

3 comments:

Crys said...

yeah lady! keep posting ideas for me steal!! lol
Really though, the first week we're studying the short a sound, number 1 and red. Week 2 is the m sound though.

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teachingtinytots said...

wow very impressed! how is it going??
i have a teaching blog too teaching tinytots we start mommy school after labor day! but i blog about the stuff we do everyday!