Tot School- May 2017 (3 Years, 6 Months)

Here are our Tot School plans for May! 

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 May post for around 1.5, and this post for around age 2.5!  I'm sure I'll be pulling old ideas from those posts for Fynn to join us some too!

Color: Yellow
Color: Amarillo

Shape: Rectangle
Forma: Rectangulo

Number: 9
Numero: 9

Letter: Z, Q
Letra: Z, Q

Verse: Matthew 28:6

Themes:

    Wk 1: Sports
    Wk 2: Bugs/Insects
    Wk 3: Camping
    Wk 4: Ocean

Bible Stories:

Week 1:

Bible Story:

  •  

Catechism:

  • #45

Theme:

  • Sports

Letter:

  • Z

Library Book List:

Much Bigger Than Martin
Who Sank the Boat
Bat’s Big Game
Franklin Plays the Game
Mia Hamm: Winners Never Quit
First-Base Hero
The Triumphant Story of an Underdog
The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game
Sally Sore Loser
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • Z Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • Z Letter Recognition

  • Sports Coloring Page

Activities:

  • Balloon Tennis

    • Glue paint sticks to paper plates and blow up a balloon to play some indoor tennis!

  • Q-Tip Painting Basketballs

    • Use Q-tips and orange paint to paint these basketball printouts.

  • Baseball Lacing

    • Draw and cutout baseballs.  Hole punch where the baseball laces should go, then have your child use black yarn to lace the baseballs!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Z

  • Oral Language Skill- Answer questions with complete sentences

  • Phonological Awareness- Listen for words

Math:

  • Measurement (unit 7 week 4)

    • Centers 7-7, 7-8

Week 2:

Bible Story:

  •  

Catechism:

  • #46

Theme:

  • Bugs/Insects

Letter:

  • Q

Library Book List:

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs
Ten Sly Piranhas
Bugs Are Insects
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
Crunching Munching Caterpillars
My, Oh My, A Butterfly
Waiting for Wings
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Fancy Nancy Bonjour Butterfly
I Love Bugs
A Butterfly is Patient
In the Tall, Tall Grass
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
The Very Lonely Firefly
I Like Bugs
Oh Beyond Bugs
The Grouchy Ladybug
Ten Little Ladybugs
Bugs A to Z
Builder Bugs
Bugs Galore
Hello Bugs
The Very Busy Spider
Insect Soup
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle
One Hundred Shoes
The Very Greedy Bee

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

Worksheets:

  • Q Dot Art

  • Q Letter Recognition

    • Use dot marker to identify the letter Q

  • Bug Coloring Page

Activities:

  • Butterfly Life Cycle Art

    • Step 1-Egg: Glue tiny pom poms onto a construction paper leaf.
      Step 2-Caterpillar: use dot markers to create a caterpillar on construction paper.
      Step 3-Chrysalis: Glue pom poms onto a popsicle stick to make caterpillar.  Then wrap the caterpillar up in gauze.
      Step 4-Butterfly: Paint one side of butterfly, fold in half to create a symmetrical butterfly.

  • Insect Sensory Bin

    • Create an insect sensory bin to explore various insects

  • Butterfly Felt Play

    • Create a large butterfly with removable dots, antennas, face

  • Grow a Butterfly

    • Use this kit to grow your very own butterfly at home!  Each day talk through the different phases of a butterfly’s life cycle!

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Q

  • Oral Language Skill- Respond to a poem

  • Phonological Awareness- syllable segmentation

Math:

  • Addition and subtraction (unit 9 week 3)

    • Centers 9-5, 9-6

Week 3:

Bible Story:

  •  

Catechism:

  • Review

Theme:

  • Camping

Letter:

  • Review

Library Book List:

Let’s Eat Lunch: Learning About Picture Graphs
Giraffe Graphs
Camping Out
Spot’s Camping Trip
Curious George Goes Camping
Maisy Goes Camping
Topsy & Tim Go Camping
Mr. Bear’s Holiday
Charlie & Lola But Where Completely Are We

Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

  • 9 Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout

  • Diamond coloring sheet

    • Decorate with torn up yellow paper

  • Camping Coloring Page

Activities:

  • Fly Swatter Painting

    • Dip fly swatters in paint and splatter paint onto paper!

  • Glowing Campfire Craft

    • Glue red, orange, and yellow tissue paper squares onto a clear plastic cup.  Cut strips of brown construction paper for the wood under the fire, and you can even glue a cotton ball to a stick to “roast marshmallows”.  Place a LED candle light under the cup and watch the fire glow!  Encourage your child to pretend play.

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Review

  • Oral Language Skill- Retell a poem

  • Phonological Awareness- Word counting

Math:

  • Graphing (unit 8 week 4)

    • Centers 8-7, 8-8

Week 4:

Bible Story:

  •  

Catechism:

  • Review

Theme:

  • Ocean

Letter:

  • Review

Library Book List:

Five Little Ducks
Construction Countdown
What Lives in a Shell
What’s it Like to be a Fish
Starfish
LLama llama Sand and Sun
Sun (Carol Thompson)
Hello, Sun!
Fancy Nancy Sand Castles and Sand Palaces
Swimmy
A House for the Hermit Crab
The Rainbow Fish
Mister Seahorse
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef
A Swim Through the Sea
First Big Book of the Ocean
Life in an Ocean


Music/Chants:

  • Songs/Chants from Phonological Awareness Preschool Pack

  • Five Little Fish

    • Five little fishes
      Swimming in the sea
      Teasing Mr. Shark
      You can’t catch me…
      You can’t catch me.
      Along came Mr. Shark
      As quiet as can be…
      SNAP!
      Four little fishes
      Swimming in the sea..

Fine Motor/Worksheets:

Activities:

  • Salt Water/ Fresh Water Experiment

    • Follow these instructions to experiment t see the difference between salt and fresh water

  • Ocean Life Water Bead Play

    • Create an ocean sensory bin

Literacy:

  • Phonics Unit- Review

  • Oral Language Skill- Follow two step instructions

  • Phonological Awareness- Blend onset and rimes

Math:

  • Addition and subtraction (unit 9 week 4)

    • Centers 9-7, 9-8


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