Tot School- October 2016 (2 Years 11 Months)

Here are our Tot School plans for October! 

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 October 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! 

Supplies Needed:
Construction paper
Contact paper
Paper plates
Baking soda
Vinegar
Rubbing alcohol
Foil
Popsicle sticks
Rhinestones
Toilet paper roll
Tissue paper
Jello powder
Glitter

Color: Orange
Color: Anaranjado

Shape: Oval
Forma: Ovalo

Number: 2
Numero: 2

Letter: T, N, P
Letra: T, N, P

Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:6

Themes:

    Wk 1: Community Helpers
    Wk 2: Fall
    Wk 3: Fairy Tales
    Wk 4: Halloween

Bible Stories:

    Wk 1: Joesph
    Wk 2: Baby Moses
    Wk 3: Moses
    Wk 4: Catchup

Week 1:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #24

Theme:

  • Community Helpers

Letter:

  • T

Library Book List:

Counting Cows
Chicka, Chicka, 1,2, 3
Pig Pig Gets a Job
What Do People Do All Day
Career Day
Work Song
Whose Hat is That?
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do
Work
Jobs People Do
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
Clifford the Firehouse Dog
Little Critter Policeman
MIss Nelson is Missing
My Teacher is a Monster
Walter the Baker
Delivering Your Mail
A Day in the Life of a Doctor
Just Going to the Dentist
Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • Wake Up Firefighter (Tune: 10 Little Indians)

    • Wake up firefighters hear the bell
      Wake up firefignters hear the bell
      Wake up firefighters hear the bell
      Ring, ring, ring, ring ring

Hurry, hurry, get your gear on
Hurry, hurry, get your gear on
Hurry, hurry, get your gear on
Click, click, click, click click

Hurry, hurry, drive the firetruck,
Hurry, hurry, drive the firetruck,
Hurry, hurry, drive the firetruck,
Err Err Err Err Err Err

Hurry, hurry, sound the siren
Hurry, hurry, sound the siren
Hurry, hurry, sound the siren
Whoo, Whoo, Whoo

Hurry, hurry climb the ladder
Hurry, hurry climb the ladder
Hurry, hurry climb the ladder,
Climb, Climb, Climb

Hurry, hurry, spray the hose
Hurry, hurry, spray the hose
Hurry, hurry, spray the hose,
Splash, Splash, Splash, Splash

Fire’s out now, take a rest
Fire’s out now, take a rest
Fire’s out now, take a rest,
zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • T Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • T Letter Recognition

  • Community Helpers Color Sheets

  • Community Helpers Matching Sheet

Activities:

  • Community Helpers Bingo

    • Play bingo and learn about the different community helpers!

  • Firefighter Hat

    • Make this firefighter hat out a paper plate

  • Bubbly Fire Science Activity

    • Use baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring to experiment and create mini “fires”.  

  • Red Light, Green Light

    • Play this game to encourage your child to listen well.  

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Letter T

  • Oral Language Skill- Summarize spoken message

  • Phonological Awareness- Listen for words

Math:

  • Patterning (unit 5 week 1)

    • Centers 5-1, 5-2

Week 2:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #25

Theme:

  • Fall

Letter:

  • N

Library Book List:
Over, Under, and Through
Rosie’s Walk
Why Do Leaves Change Color
Clifford’s First Autumn
Leaf Man
Leaves
Baby Loves Fall
Fall Leaves
Counting on Fall
It’s Fall
We’re Going On a Leaf Hunt
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Leaf Jumpers
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
Look What I did With a Leaf
Autumn is Here!
Nuts to You
Leaf Man
Mouse’s First Fall
Leaf Jumpers
Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • Autumn Leaves (London Bridges)

    • Autumn leaves are falling down,
      Falling down, falling down.
      Autumn leaves are falling down,
      Down to the ground.

Worksheets:

  • N Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • N Letter Recognition

  • Fall Leaves Coloring Sheet

Activities:

  • Fall Sensory Bin

    • Fill with black beans, mini gourds, fake leaves, fall/pumpkin cookie cutters, scoops

  • Fall felt play

    • Create a large felt tree with felt leaves to take on and off

  • Fall Leaf Science Experiment

    • Collect different colored leaves and follow these instructions to extract the chlorophyll and discuss the changing colors!

  • Foil Printed Fall Tree Art

    • Use crumbled up foil and dip into fall colored paint to create a beautiful Fall tree!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Letter N

  • Oral Language Skill- Compare Language

  • Phonological Awareness- Blend syllables

Math:

  • Counting (unit 2 week 3)

    • Centers 5-5, 5-6

Week 3:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #26

Theme:

  • Fairy Tales

Letter:

  • P

Library Book List:

The Long & Short of It
Inch by Inch
Hansel and Gretel
Favorite Fairy Tales
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Little Red Hen
Red Riding Hood
The Princess and the Pea    
The Three Pigs
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Ugly Ducking

Music/Chants

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

Fine Motor/Worksheets

  • P Dot Art

  • P letter recognition

  • Castle coloring sheet

  • Princess coloring sheet

Activities:

  • Princesses & Princes

    • Create magic wands and crowns to wear and role play with!

  • Fire Breathing Dragons

    • Follow these instructions to create a fire-breathing dragon from a toilet paper roll

  • Frozen Fairytale Bombs

    • Follow these instructions and make frozen fairytale bombs that erupt!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Letter P

  • Oral Language Skill- Interpret a song

  • Phonological Awareness- Blend syllables

Math:

  • Patterning (unit 7 week 1)

    • Centers 7-1, 7-2

Week 4:

Bible Story:

  • Catch Up

Catechism:

  • Review

Theme:

  • Halloween

Letter:

  • Review

Library Book List:

Ten Red Apples
Over in the Meadow
From Seed to Pumpkin
The Pumpkin Patch Parable
The Pumpkin Gospel
Where is Baby’s Pumpkin
5 Little Pumpkins
Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin
I Love You Little Pumpkin
The Biggest Pumpkin Surprise Ever
You are my Little Pumpkin pie
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin
Too Many Pumpkins
Apples and Pumpkins
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
Fancy Nancy Halloween or Bust
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Music/Chants

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • We are pumpkins (tune: Mary had a little lamb)

    • We are pumpkins, big and round,
      Big and round, big and round
      We are pumpkins, big and round
      Seated on the ground.

  • Pumpkin song (tune: I’m a little teapot)

    • I’m a little pumpkin Orange and round. Here is my stem, There is the ground. When I get all cut up, Don’t you shout! Just open me up And scoop me out!

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • 2 Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • Oval coloring sheet

    • Decorate with torn up orange paper

  • Pumpkin coloring sheet

  • Pumpkin lacing sheet

Activities:

  • Pumpkin Size Sorting

    • Print file. Sort pumpkins by size.

  • Pumpkin Plate

    • Mix red and yellow paint to make orange, then cut paper plate into oval shape and paint.  Add stem and face when dry.  Source

  • Pumpkin prints

    • Cut a mini pumpkin in half. Discover the seeds inside and discuss the parts of the pumpkin (seeds, stem, etc). Use orange paint to make stamps with pumpkin half. Source

  • Pumpkin Carving

    • Talk about and explore the insides of a pumpkin!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Review

  • Oral Language Skill- Answer questions with complete sentences

  • Phonological Awareness- Develop listening habits

Math:

  • Counting (unit 2 week 4)

    • Centers 2-7, 2-8

  • Pumpkin Seed Counting

    • Color the pumpkins, then glue down the corresponding amount of seeds onto each pumpkin. "This says 'two seeds'. Let's count out two seeds and glue them down onto the pumpkin."  Source

 


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