Tot School- December 2016 (3 Years Old, 1 Month)

Here are our Tot School plans for December! We'll see how much we get done with the holidays!

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 December 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: White
Color: Blanco

Shape: Triangle
Forma: Triangulo

Number: 4
Numero: 4

Letter: I, G, F
Letra: I, G, F

Verse: Luke 2:11

Themes:

    Wk 1: Dance
    Wk 2: Christmas
    Wk 3: Christmas Around the World
    Wk 4: Construction

Bible Stories:

    Wk 1: Jonah
    Wk 2: Daniel & the Lion’s Den
    Wk 3: Baby Jesus
    Wk 4: Catch up

Week 1:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #30

Theme:

  • Dance

Letter:

  • I

Library Book List:
Sorting
The Greatest Gymnast of All
Bea at Ballet
Ballerina
Angelina Ballerina
Barnyard Dance
Your Tutu Cute
Giraffes Can’t Dance
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
Fancy Nancy Budding Ballerina
Fancy Nancy Too Many Tutus
The Nutcracker
From Head to Toe
SIlly Sally
Move!
Rap a Tap Tap
Sugar Plum Ballerinas
Dancing Feet

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • Hands go up and
    Hands go down.
    I can turn myself around.
    I can stand up
    On two shoes.
    I can listen,
    So can you.
    I can sit, I’ll show you how.
    Story time is starting now.

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

Activities:

  • Move Your Body Dice

    • Roll these dice to have your child follow the directions and dance around the room!

  • Ballet Handprints

    • Make a tutu from handprints!

  • Jingle Bell Dances

    • Tie jingle bells around the ankles of your child and have a dance party!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Letter I

  • Oral Language Skill- Add descriptions

  • Phonological Awareness- Identifying rhyming words

Math:

  • Sorting (unit 3 week 2)

    • Centers 3-3, 3-4

Week 2:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #31

Theme:

  • Christmas

Letter:

  • G

Library Book List:
How Many Snails
My Very First Book of Numbers
The Legend of the Candy Cane
Happy Birthday Jesus
Clifford’s Christmas
Curious About Christmas
The Gingerbread Man
Clifford’s First Christmas
One Night in Bethlehem
The Grinch’s Great Big Flap Book
That’s Not My Reindeer
Merry Christmas mom and dad
Bear stays up for Christmas
Maisy’s Christmas Day
Llama llama holiday drama
The night before Christmas
Duck and goose: it's time for Christmas
The very snowy Christmas
Christmas Eve with Mrs. Claus
Where is baby's Christmas present
Christmas tree
Christmas is coming Marley
Counting Christmas
Merry Christmas Ollie
5 Christmas penguins
My first Christmas
Merry Christmas mouse
Stable in Bethlehem
Llama llama jingle bells
Fa la la
Here comes Santa
Fancy Nancy and the Splendiferous Christmas

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • J-ES-U-S

    • There is a reason for Christmas and Jesus is his name-oh!
      J-E-S-U-S, J-E-S-U-S, J-E-S-U-S and Jesus is his name-oh!

  • Jingle Bells

Worksheets:

  • G Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • G letter recognition

  • Christmas tree coloring page

Activities:

  • Manger Handprint

    • Paint your child's hand brown. Add straw (yarn or paper) and a baby Jesus for decoration. It looks like a cute little manger! Tell the story of Jesus' birth! Source

  • Triangle Christmas Tree

    • Make a Christmas tree out of three different sized construction paper  triangles.  Decorate with markers or other craft supplies (glitter, buttons, pom-poms, sequins, etc.)

  • Decorate a gingerbread house

  • Christmas Sensory Bin

    • Fill with jingle bells, red and green pom poms, and tinsel.

  • Nativity Block Set

    • Cut out this printable and attach to toilet paper rolls and use the set to tell the story of Jesus’ birth! Source

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Letter G

  • Oral Language Skill- Take turns in a discussion

  • Phonological Awareness- Identifying rhyming words

Math:

  • Counting 0-10 (unit 4 week 3)

    • Centers 4-5, 4-6

Week 3:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #32

Theme:

  • Christmas Around the World

Letter:

  • F

Library Book List:
The Best Bug Parade
Jack and His Ball
Christmas Around the World
The Legend of the Poinsettia
Hanna’s Christmas
A Stork in a Baobab Tree
Bambinelli Sunday
The Miracle of St. Nicholas
Christmas in America
Tea and Sugar Christmas
The Night of Las Posadas
Christmas Around the World
The Joys of Christmas
Children Around the World Celebrate Christmas

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • F Dot Art

  • F Letter Recognition

  • Nativity coloring sheet

  • Christmas Around the World coloring page

Activities:

  • Chinese Lantern

    • Decorate and create a Chinese lantern from paper!

  • Star Ornaments

    • Decorate and create star ornaments from popsicle sticks.

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Letter F

  • Oral Language Skill- Speak in complete sentences

  • Phonological Awareness- Generating rhyming words

Math:

  • Patterning (unit 5 week 2)

    • Centers 5-3, 5-4

Week 4:

Bible Story:

  • Catch Up

Catechism:

  • Review

Theme:

  • Construction

Letter:

  • Review

Library Book List:
Eight Silly Monkeys
Bear Counts
Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night
Dig Dig Digging
The Truck Book
Work Dogs Work
Mighty Dads
Construction Kitties
Digger, Dozer, Dumper
Construction
Roadwork
One Big Building
The Construction Alphabet

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • 4 Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout from oopsey

  • Triangle coloring sheet

    • Decorate with torn up green paper

  • Construction coloring page

Activities:

  • Construction Zone Sensory Bin

    • Fill a tub with black beans, construction vehicles, and rocks.

  • Construction Movement Cards

    • Print and laminate these construction movement cards and have your child act out each card.

  • Hammer Time

    • Practice hammering pegs into playdough

  • Gear Painting

    • Use toy gears to paint!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Review

  • Oral Language Skill- Give descriptions

  • Phonological Awareness- Develop listening habits

Math:

  • Counting 0-10 (unit 4 week 4)

    • Centers 4-7, 4-8

 


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