Tot School- November 2016 (3 Years Old)

Here are our Tot School plans for November! We will be out of town quite a bit this month, so while there are 5 weeks this month, I just made plans for 4 and I'm hoping we can even get those done!

Just a reminder that  we're using these literacy and math curriculum bundles and will be following these directly, so I have not outlined any of the details in my plans, just noted which lesson we're doing or which concept we're focusing on.  

Also, these plans are geared towards children ages 3-4. If you are interested in younger activities, you can check out this November post for around a year old, and this post for around age 2!  I'm sure I'll be pulling old ideas from those posts for Fynn to join us some too! 

Color: Brown
Color: Marron

Shape: Star
Forma: Estrella

Number: 3
Numero: 3

Letter: C, A, D
Letra: C, A, D

Verse: Psalm 107:1

Themes:

    Wk 1: 5 Senses
    Wk 2: My Body
    Wk 3: Thanksgiving
    Wk 4: Cooking

Bible Stories:

    Wk 1: Joshua & the Wall    
    Wk 2: Samuel
    Wk 3: David & Goliath
    Wk 4: Catch up

Week 1:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #27

Theme:

  • 5 Senses

Letter:

  • C

Library Book List:
Tiger Math
Bar Graphs
My Five Senses
Sounds All Around
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses
The Listening Walk
The Five Senses
How Does the Ear Hear?
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell
Soft and Smooth, Rough and Bumpy
You Can’t Taste a Pickle With Your Ear

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • My senses are a part of me,
    A nose to smell and eyes to see.
    Ears to hear and hands to touch,
    A tongue to taste good food and such.
    My senses are a part of me,
    Working all in harmony.

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • C Dot Art

  • C Letter Recognition

  • 5 Senses Matching Worksheet

  • 5 Senses Coloring Page

Activities:

  • Scratch and Sniff Names

    • Write your child’s name in glue.  Sprinkle flavored Jello powder on top of it.  Observe it as the glue turns the powder wet and the color appears.  When the glue dries, your child can smell their name, and even scratch it to bring the smell out more!

  • Water Xylophones

    • Fill up 4-5 glass bottles with water with varying amounts.  Have your child tap each one with a spoon and hear the different sounds.  Have fun making music!

  • 5 Senses Popcorn

    • Have your child use their 5 senses to describe and fill out this book about popcorn!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Letter C

  • Oral Language Skill- Summarize spoken message

  • Phonological Awareness- Syllable segmentation

Math:

  • Graphing (unit 8 week 1)

    • Centers 8-1, 8-2

Week 2:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #28

Theme:

  • My Body

Letter:

  • A

Library Book List:
Butterfly Colors & Counting
Ten Black Dots
Parts
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
The Tooth Book
Germs Make Me Sick
The Skeleton Inside You
Inside, Your Outside

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • My hands are for clapping
    My arms can hug tight
    Or can turn on a light.
    My legs are for jumping
    My eyes help me see
    This is my body,
    And I love all of me!

Worksheets:

Activities:

  • Q-Tip X-Rays

    • Use black construction paper and trace your child’s hand with chalk.  Have your child color in the hand and then glue Q-tip where the bones would be.  Talk about the different bones that make up our body!

  • Body Tracing

    • Have your child lay down and trace their body.  Talk about the different body parts, decorate and hang on the wall!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Letter A

  • Oral Language Skill- Respond to a Song

  • Phonological Awareness- Syllable segmentation

Math:

  • Counting 0-10 (unit 4 week 1)

    • Centers 4-1, 4-2

Week 3:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #29

Theme:

  • Thanksgiving

Letter:

  • D

Library Book List:
Shape by Shape
Wild About Shapes
10 Fat Turkeys
I’m a Turkey
My First Thanksgiving
Over the River
Thank You Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving Beast Feast
Turkey Trouble

Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks
Fancy Nancy and the Thanksgiving Feast

Music/Chants

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • Gobbly, Wobbly Turkeys (tune:  Ten Little Indians)

    • One little, two little, three little turkeys,
      Gobbly, wobbly, bobbly turkeys,
      It's Thanksgiving Day!

  • I Eat Turkey (tune:  Frere Jacques)

    • I eat turkey,  (point to self)
      I eat turkey.  (point to self again)
      Yes, I do,   (nod head)
      Yes, I do  (nod head
      Turkey in my tummy.  (rub tummy)
      Yummy, yummy, yummy.
      Good for me  (point to self)
      Good for you  (point to others)

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • D Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • D letter recognition

  • Turkey coloring sheet

Activities:

  • Hand/Foot Turkey

    • Stamp child’s hands in red and orange paint and then onto paper’s center in a fan shape. These are the turkey’s feathers. Stamp child’s foot in brown paint. This is the body of the turkey. Draw eyes, beak, and face on turkey as desired. Source

  • Corn Painting

    • Use a corn cob as a paint roller to create paintings. Source

  • Turkey felt play

    • Create a large felt turkey with removable face

  • Turkey Hunt

    • Hide pictures of attached turkeys around the room and have child find the turkeys and bring them back to you. Source

  • Thanksgiving Sensory Bin

    • Fill with popcorn kernels, mini gourds, fake leaves, feathers, scoops

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Letter D

  • Oral Language Skill- Share experiences

  • Phonological Awareness- Word and syllable counting

Math:

  • Shapes (unit 1 week 2)

    • Centers 1-3, 1-4

Week 4:

Bible Story:

  • Catch Up

Catechism:

  • Review

Theme:

  • Cooking

Letter:

  • Review

Library Book List:
Hippos Go Berserk
Hop Jump
Rah, Rah, Radishes
Go, Go, Grapes
Are You What You Eat
The Fruits We Eat
The Vegetables We Eat
What’s So Yummy
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food
How Did That Get in My Lunchbox
Eating the Alphabet
Good Enough to Eat
Duck Soup
Peeny Butter Fudge
The King’s Taste
Pascual and the Kitchen Angels
The Donut Chef
Dancin’ in the Kitchen
Curious George Makes Pancakes
Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes


Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • 3 Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • Star coloring sheet

    • Decorate with torn up brown paper

  • Cooking coloring page

Activities:

  • Milk Toast

    • Add food coloring to bowls of sweetened condensed milk and allow child to paint on the bread.  Once finished, toast the bread, and eat your creation!

  • Chef Hats

    • Cut a strip of cardstock paper to fit around your child’s head.  Staple it together and add tissue paper to the top to create a chef’s hat!

  • Cafe Pretend Play

    • Act out a restaurant or grocery store scene with your child!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Review

  • Oral Language Skill- Role play

  • Phonological Awareness- Develop listening habits

Math:

  • Patterning (unit 4 week 2)

    • Centers 4-3, 4-4

 


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