Tot School- February 2017 (3 Years, 3 Months)

Here are our Tot School plans for February! 

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 February 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: Pink
Color: Rosado

Shape: Heart
Forma: Rosado

Number: 6
Numero: 6

Letter: L, H, W
Letra: L, H, W

Verse: Matthew 22:37

Themes:

    Wk 1: Weather
    Wk 2: Space
    Wk 3: Valentine’s Day
    Wk 4: People Around the World

Bible Stories:

    Wk 1: Jesus Calls Disciples
    Wk 2: Jesus Feeds 5000
    Wk 3: Jesus Heals Jairus Daughter
    Wk 4: Catch up

Week 1:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #36

Theme:

  • Weather

Letter:

  • L

Library Book List:

Sort It Out
A Pair of Socks
Clouds
Air is All Around You
Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today?
Weather Words and What They Mean
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
The Cloud Book
Shapes in the Sky
Little Cloud
The Wind Blew
Otis and the Tornado
Tap Tap Boom Boom
Hide and Seek Fog
Come On, Rain
The Everything Kids Weather Book
The Magic School Bus Weathers a Storm
Weather
What Will the Weather Be Like Today
What’s the Weather
The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm
Hurricane Watch
Down Comes the Rain

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • What is the Weather Today (Tune: Hickory Dickory Dock)

    • What is the weather today?
      Oh what is the weather today?
      It’s warm and dry, it’s warm and dry.
      That is the weather today.

      What is the weather today?
      Oh what is the weather today?
      It’s pouring rain, it’s pouring rain,
      That is the weather today.

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • L Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • L Letter Recognition

  • Weather coloring page

Activities:

  • Thunderstorm Art Project

    • Mix black and white paint together to make storm clouds.  Once the paint dries, glue on lightening bolts and raindrops.

  • Shaving Cream Rain Clouds

    • Use shaving cream, food coloring, and water and follow these instructions to demonstrate how rain comes from clouds.

  • Thunderstorm Science

    • Demonstrate convection currents with water, ice and food coloring.

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- L

  • Oral Language Skill- Participation in a discussion

  • Phonological Awareness- Blend onset and rime

Math:

  • Sorting (unit 3 week 3)

    • Centers 3-5, 3-6

Week 2:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #37

Theme:

  • Space

Letter:

  • H

Library Book List:

Jack the Builder
12 Ways to Get to 11
The Sun and the Moon
Is There Life in Outer Space
The Big Dipper
Solar System
The Sun
Sun Up, Sun Down
The Sun is My Favorite Start
Where Does the Sun Go
Kitten’s First Full Moon
Mooncake
Happy Birthday Moon
I Took the Moon for a Walk
What the Moon is Like
So That’s How the Moon Changes Shape!
Stars
Neptune
Venus
Mercury
Saturn
The Sky is a Full of Stars
Space Walk
Space Vehicles
Mousetronaut
Zoom, Rocket, Zoom!
On the Launch Pad?
I Want to be an Astronaut
Me and My Place in Space
Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer
Goodnight Moon

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • Five Little Astronauts

    • Five little astronauts, sitting on the stars
      The first one said, “Let’s go to Mars!”
      The second one said, “There are spaceships in the air!”
      The third one said, “But we don’t care.”
      The fourth one said, “Let’s fly up in the sky!”
      The fifth one said, “Let’s fly, fly, fly”
      Then whoosh went the spaceship into the night
      And the five little astronauts zoomed out of sight.

Worksheets:

  • H Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • H Letter Recognition

  • Space coloring sheet

Activities:

  • Cardboard Telescopes

    • Paint telescopes blue and add silver glitter and star sticks, and then pretend to observe the stars.

  • Moon Painting

    • Mix white paint and flour to paint moons.  Then use a bottle lid to create “craters” on the moon.

  • Rocket Ship Craft

    • Cut out and paint a rocket ship.  Glue orange and yellow tissue paper flames to the bottom and blast off!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- H

  • Oral Language Skill- Follow 2 step directions

  • Phonological Awareness- Blend onset and rime

Math:

  • Counting 0-20 (unit 6 week 2)

    • Centers 6-3, 6-4

Week 3:

Bible Story:

Catechism:

  • #38

Theme:

  • Valentine’s Day

Letter:

  • W

Library Book List:

Pattern Fish
Teddy Bear Patterns
The Day It Rained Hearts
Max’s Valentine
10 Valentine Friends
The Valentine Express
Arthur’s Valentine
Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George
Valentine’s Day
Who Loves You Baby
Where is Baby’s Valentine
Counting Kisses
Goose Needs a Hug
Where is Nicky’s Valentine
An I love You Prayer
I love you (disney it's a small world)
God loves you
Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • If You Love Me and You Know It (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)

    • If You Love Me (to the tune of: If You’re happy and you know it)
      If you love me and you know it, clap your hands
      If you love me and you know it, clap your hands
      If you love me and you know it
      Then your face will surely show it
      If you love me and you know it, clap your hands

    • Other verses: blow a kiss, shout I love you

  • Jesus Loves Me

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • W Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • W Letter Recognition

  • Valentines coloring sheet

Activities:

  • Heart Stamps

    • Use a toilet paper (or paper towel) roll to make a heart shape. Secure the heart with some tape. Invite the child to dip the end of the heart-shaped roll in paint and use it as a stamp. Make heart prints all over paper (maybe make some Valentine's along the way?)

  • Tissue Paper Hearts

    • Draw a heart on contact paper.  Have your child fill in the heart by sticking red, pink, and white tissue paper squares on it.  When finished, hang in the window!

  • Heart Handprints

    • Dip child’s hands in pink paint to create a heart shape!  Can use as a valentine.  

  • Valentine’s Soup

    • Add foam hearts, food coloring, and kitchen utensils to water tub.  

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- W

  • Oral Language Skill- Participate in discussion with complete sentences

  • Phonological Awareness- Initial sound

Math:

  • Patterning (unit 5 week 3)

    • Centers 5-5, 5-6

Week 4:

Bible Story:

  • Catch Up

Catechism:

  • Review

Theme:

  • People Around the World

Letter:

  • Review

Library Book List:

Cook-a-doodle-doo
Just a Little Bit
Canada All Year
Larry Gets Lost in New York City
Wow! America!
Off We Go to Mexico!
The Good Garden
Mama and Papa Have a Store
A Caribbean Journey From A to Y
Up and Down the Andes
Biblioburros
A Walk in London
This is Venice
Postmark Paris
Anno’s Spain
Russia ABC’s
Africa is not a Country
Bella & Harry Let’s Visit Cairo
I Lost My Tooth in Africa
One Hen
Are We There Yet?
D is for Down Under
I Live in Tokyo
My China Travel Journal
Finders Keepers
Madeline in London
Dodsworth in Rome

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • It’s a Small World After All

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • 6 Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • Heart coloring sheet

Activities:

  • Paper Plate African Masks

    • Decorate and cutout African masks from paper plates.

  • Eiffel Tower Painting

    • Put tape down in the shape of the Eiffel Tower and let children paint over it.  Once the paint has dried, remove the tape to reveal the Eiffel Tower!

  • Chinese Drums

    • Glue 2 paper plates together on a popsicle stick. Punch holes on either sides and tie ribbons and beads on them.  Dance away!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Review

  • Oral Language Skill- Describe a person

  • Phonological Awareness- Develop listening habits

Math:

  • Measurement (unit 7 week 3)

    • Centers 7-5, 7-6


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