Notes for the Week: Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason. Please call me at 899-3075 ext. 2161 or email me at Please be advised that daily lessons are subject to change. All of our activities are driven by the interactions of the children. When a "teachable Moment" arises during play and large group discussion, we will follow the lead of the children and incorporate appropriate lessons. There are also many days that the greatest plans don't entice the interest of a preschooler! firstname.lastname@example.org The eaglets are expected to hatch early April. Be sure to keep watch! http://fox8.com/2015/11/05/avon-lake-elementary-school-launches-live-video-of-bald-eagles/ Are you still reading Charlie Bumpers vs. Teacher of the Year? No School for all students March 24th- April 1st See you on April 4th! The OTHER Miss Kathy will be here on April 23rd! Save the date~ June 2nd is our last day of school and our annual ice cream social! Week of: March 14-17th Community Workers March 21-23rd Community Workers Sensory table: eggs and grass Letter Xx Letter Yy IB How the World Works~ An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; Central Idea: Environmental relationships change over time. Key Concepts: change, causation Related Concepts: patterns, similarities/differences, sequences Lines of inquiry: Changes in nature How people respond to changes People’s responsibilities for the environment Attributes: Inquirer: seasons, day/night, environment Principled: responsibility in natural environment and community Thinker: planning for seasonal changes, acquisition of knowledge Attitudes: Appreciation Curiosity Independence Transdisciplinary Skills: Thinking: acquisition of knowledge, evaluation, analysis, application Research: observing, planning, formulating questions, interpreting March 14-17th Community Workers Letter Ww Monday: Greeting & Planning Time: We will introduce community workers. Who are they? What do they do? We will identify the beginning letters of each of our workers and figure out the sounds those letters make. Discuss role of a dentist and dental hygienist Work Time: Cutting out a giant tooth! Large Group/Language Activity: Which community helper is missing? One of our helpers may run and hide but you can call them back by calling their name! Once they run back to us we will need to state what they do and what tools they use. Tuesday: Greeting & Planning Time: PM: SHOW-N-TELL MAT MAN Community worker and name match~ we are working on identifying letters and letter sounds. Musician & Painter~what adjectives would we use to describe each. What are the similarities and differences? Work Time: Painter coloring page Painting with toothbrushes! Large Group/Language Activity: Read: In the Small, Small Pond By: Denise Fleming Recognizing the difference between letters and words. New vocabulary and how some words can have more than one meaning Target words: parade, crack, pack Wednesday: Greeting & Planning Time: PM: SHOW-N-TELL Lawyer & Farmer ~what adjectives would we use to describe each. What are the similarities and differences? Work Time: Transportation Books Pick farmer worksheet or lawyer worksheet PM: 8th grade Band here to perform Large Group/Language Activity: Language lesson with Ms Karen Thursday: Greeting & Planning Time: PM: SHOW-N-TELL Library with Ms. Craven Work Time: Transportation Books What job would you be interested in trying out when you are older? Large Group/Language Activity: Read: In the Small, Small Pond By: Denise Fleming Rhyming words & producing a personal story with a clear beginning, middle and end What is something you like to do in nature and why? We can turn our own experiences into a story. March 21-23rd Community Workers Letter Yy Monday: Greeting & Planning Time: The mail carrier is here! We will read Delivering Your Mail. Our book explains what mail carriers do. We will talk about different types of mail we get, why we write letters, and what we need to write a letter. Work Time: Bubble wrap painting craft with the students. Writing letters to a friend/family member Large Group/Language Activity: Read: Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree By: Eileen Christelow How letters put together make words. Some words are long with many letters and some words are short with just a few letters. New vocabulary and how some words can have more than one meaning Target words: spreads, snap. Tuesday: Greeting & Planning Time: MAT MAN We will play a “Package Delivery” relay race game in which students work together to deliver all of the mail! Work Time: Bubble wrap painting craft with the students. Writing letters to a friend/family member Large Group/Language Activity: Read: Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree By: Eileen Christelow Phonological awareness; produce a word starting with a specific sound. Producing a personal story with a clear beginning, middle and Think of a time you had an adventure and/or learned an important lesson. We can turn our own experiences into a story. Wednesday: Greeting & Planning Time: PM: SHOW-N-TELL The “Other” Ms. Kathy will be here today! Today we are going to play Ms. Donna’s favorite game of Hide the Phone! This is a fun game right before spring break but we can also tie it into our community workers theme by being detectives! Work Time: Community workers and their tools Tool Box Memory game Large Group/Language Activity: Language lesson with Ms. Karen.