Tuesday, May 6, 2014

REALLY RESEARCH

This is a great way to have your students do some research in an area they are interested in.  Once I introduced the project and the class completed one together, I used this project for students that were completed with their daily assignments.  Students are not given poster for their project until they complete the worksheet and get the "ok" from the teacher.

Friday, March 7, 2014

LESSON 3 - KITTEN/C/3/DIAMOND

KITTENS-Brightly Beaming Steps to Reading Program
Preparatory Curriculum  Ages 2 - 4
Adapted by OKScribbler
Lesson 3
(M) This week's theme is KITTENS.  The vocabulary word is claws claws are the sharp, curved nails on a kitten's paws.


(DAILY)  Books to read aloud that support the theme:
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rTj4lCJ_J8
Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nch6RWYphHI
Kittens Are Like That by Jan 
Pfloog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMDJuwRTl04
Five Little Kittens by Nancy Jewell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24vVKB8kkhE
CUTE VIDEO:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWMKs5WkVGs 
                                                                       
(DAILY) Poems that support the theme: 
My Kittens by Katrina Lybbert 
My kittens are cute, and small, and furry,
They purr so sweetly I've no need to hurry,
So I stay and cuddle my kittens for hours,
From morning till night amongst the flowers.

THREE LITTLE KITTENS LOST THEIR MITTENS:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/176347 

(DAILY) Songs that support the theme:
LITTLE KITTY SONG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWfy5ERV4nE
5 LITTLE KITTENS JUMPING ON THE BED: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPdhrAmD8Dk
THREE LITTLE KITTENS LOST THEIR MITTENS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06g5txHQbL4

A Kitten for Joy
by Katrina Lybbert
(Tune: London Bridge)
Mommy brought a kitten home, kitten home, kitten home,
Mommy brought a kitten home,
For my sweet sister, Joy.
I wish that I could have one too, have one too, have one too,
I wish that I could have one too,
But a real kitten, not a toy!

(M) Gross Motor Skills Activity:  Roll a ball of yarn on the floor like a kitten.

(T-W-TH) Shape/Color  This week you will teach the shape of a triangle.












  • Collect 3 - 5 everyday objects in the shape of a triangle... ie: stickers, puzzle pieces, pot holders, make one out of felt, etc... to share with your child and discuss.
  • Walk through your home looking for triangle.  (If this is difficult, look in magazines and books.)
  • Cut triangles out of play dough or cookie dough... bake the cookies!
  • Put a drawing of a triangle on your learning poster.
(W-TH-F) Letter  The letter this week is the letter C.

C - big curve
c - little curve

LETTER HUNT STORY - ABC I use DO A DOT MARKERS for little ones to mark each letter.   



  • Give your child a printout of the (capital) letter C to color.  
  • Teach your child to trace the shape of the letter C using his finger.  You can trace in pudding, finger paint, a shallow tray (cookie sheet) filled with rice or beans, etc.
  • Point out the letter C in signs, cereal boxes, etc.
  • Post the letter C on your learning poster.
(TH-F) Number  The number this week is the number 3.
Around the tree, around the tree.
That's the way to make a three!
  • Show your child 3 objects to count, or eat 3 crackers, 3 cheerios, etc.
  • Show your child the written symbol (numeral) for 3 and put on your learning poster.
  • Add 3 stickers to your counting book.
  • Show your matching index cards for the number 3 to your child.
  • Draw 3 diamonds on a piece of paper and count them with your child.
  • Walk around your home counting 3 of many different objects.




(F) Fine Motor Skills Activity:  Make a kitten puppet from a brown paper bag.  Draw a face on the bag.  Make ears, a tail, and whiskers that your child can glue on the puppet.  Also let your child decorate the bag with crayons.  Create a puppet for yourself as well and play with the puppets together.  Be creative!
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(F) Nursery Rhyme  The nursery rhyme this week is Pussy Cat Pussy Cat.  
Recite often! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRXp8mAQ_wI 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bObM_-97q3A
Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?
I've been to London to visit the Queen!
Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse under her chair.
















Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSELJdLRwz0

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon,
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.



   

Thursday, March 6, 2014

LESSON 2 - JUNGLE/B/2/GREEN

JUNGLE-Brightly Beaming Steps to Reading Program
Preparatory Curriculum  Ages 2 - 4
Adapted by OKScribbler
Lesson 2
(M) This week's theme is JUNGLE.  The vocabulary word is vines - vines are plants with long, thin bendable stems; they grow along the ground or climb up trees, etc.

(Daily) Books that support the theme:
Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRplFz5SGz0
Walking Through the Jungle by Julie Lacome  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm7BePImdBg
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth by Eric Carle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h8Mvy-fGS8
Splash! by Flora McDonnell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfhQJr-6olg 
Jungle Story for Kids   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GFPIlxS67k
Kids Learn 123 Numbers in the Jungle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2U_FSZI7lU

(Daily) Poems that support the theme:
Jungle Adventure by Katrina Lybbert
Creeping through the jungle, one hot summer day,
I saw a lot of animals pass by my way.
(Tiptoe around the room and pretend to look through binoculars.)
Monkeys swinging from vine to vine, (pretend to swing on vines)
Parrots fluttering in colorful design, (pretend to fly like a parrot)
Tigers, lions, and elephants too, (stomp around the room)
A tall giraffe like I saw at the zoo. (reach way up high)
Creeping through the jungle, one hot summer day,
I saw a lot of animals pass by my way.
(Tiptoe around the room and pretend to look through binoculars.)
Crocodile’s Toothache – Shel Silverstein http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN8PfuyowG0












(Daily) Songs that support the theme:












I Went to the Jungle One Day (Sung To: "London Bridge)
I went to the jungle one-day, jungle one day, jungle one-day                            
I saw a monkey on the way and this is what he said, "oh-oh-oh-oh"
I went to the jungle one-day, jungle one day, jungle one-day
I saw a lion on the way and this is what he said, "roar"
went to the jungle one-day, jungle one day, jungle one-day
I saw a snake on the way and this is what he said, "hiss"

Tigers and Lions (Sung To: "London Bridge")
Lions and tigers come out to play, out to play, out to play,
Lions and tigers come out to play, Tigers and lions
Lions stand up and tigers sit down, tigers sit down, tigers sit down,
Lions stand up and tigers sit down Lions and tigers!
Tigers all walk and lions jog, Tigers all walk and lions jog
Tigers all walk and lions jog, Lions and tigers
Lions twist and tigers hop, Lions twist and tigers ho
Lions twist and tigers hop, Lions and tigers

Do You Know the Jungle Animals (Sung to: "The Muffin Man")
Do you know the slimy snake, the slimy snake, the slimy snake
Oh do you know the slimy snake that lives deep in the jungle?
Do you know the chimpanzee, the chimpanzee, the chimpanzee
Oh do you know the chimpanzee that lives deep in the jungle?
Do you know the wildebeest, the wildebeest, the wildebeest
Oh do you know the wildebeest that lives deep in the jungle?
Do you know the crocodile, the crocodile, the crocodile
Oh do you know the crocodile that lives deep in the jungle?
Do you know the mountain lion, the mountain lion, the mountain lion
Oh do you know the mountain lion that lives deep in the jungle?

I'm a Little Monkey (Sung To: "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little monkey in the tree,
Swinging by my tail so merrily
I can leap and fly from tree to tree
I have lots of fun you see.
I'm a little monkey watch me play
Munching on bananas every day
Lots of monkey friends to play with me
We have fun up in the tree.
                                                                              

I'm A Lion (Sung to: "Three Blind Mice")
I'm a lion, I'm a lion
Hear me roar, hear me roar
I love to sleep out in the sun
And chase other animals just for fun
In all the jungle I'm Number One, I'm a lion

The Animals In the Jungle Say (Sung To: "The Wheels on the Bus")
The parrots in the jungle say squawk, squawk, squawk,
Squawk, squawk, squawk, squawk, squawk, squawk,
The parrots in the jungle say squawk, squawk, squawk, all day long
The monkeys in the jungle say ooh, ooh, ooh, all day long.
The monkeys in the jungle say ooh, ooh, ooh,
ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh,
The monkeys in the jungle say ooh, ooh, ooh, all day long.
The tigers in the jungle say grrr, grrr, grr,
grrr, grrr, grr, grrr, grrr, grr,
The tigers in the jungle say grrr, grrr, grr, all day long.
(M) Gross Motor Skills Activity:  
THE ANIMAL BOOGIE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25_u1GzruQM
Create a jungle obstacle course by using cushions, pillows, chairs, blankets etc.  Put on some music... a great selection is Carnival of the Animals by Saint-SaĆ«ns... and act out different jungle animals according to the sound of the music.  Loud music can be for elephants and tigers, and soft music can be for birds and monkeys.
BROWN BEAR
Have your children act out the following adapted rhyme.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear turn around.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear touch the ground.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear reach up high.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, touch the sky.

(T-W-TH)  Shape/Color  This week you will teach the color green
Where is the Green Sheep – Mem Fox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5yryKs-GLc
  • Introduce the color by coloring in the square (previous week's shape) on your learning poster with a green crayon.
  • Put on a green article of clothing.
  • Point out objects around your home of the color green.
  • Add the color to a meal by choosing a green food, or using a plate, cup, or utensil of the color green.
  • Let your child color in a coloring book or on a printout using a green crayon.
    GREEN BATH TIME










“QUICK STARTS” FOR GREEN
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Look for green bugs outside.
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Go on a green hunt, inside and outside.
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Color a picture all green.
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Play red light, green light.
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Dress all in green.
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Make green cellophane glasses.
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Make green play dough.
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Fringe green paper strips to make grass.
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Make a book and paste in pictures of green things.
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Make a green paper chain.
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Make lime Jello.
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Add green items to your Homemaking Area.
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Count green cars while riding in the car.

GREEN SNACK IDEAS
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Add chopped spinach to scrambled eggs.  Serve after reading “Green Eggs & Ham”.
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Make pistachio pudding.
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Cut up green vegetables, (such as, broccoli, green pepper sticks, green cucumbers, green beans) and serve with spinach dip.
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Serve guacamole with chips.
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Make green frosting for cupcakes or cookies.
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Serve honeydew melon.
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Let children help you make a green salad.
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Serve limeade.
GREEN MUSIC 
THERE’S A COLOR WE ALL KNOW
Tune:  “OLD MAC DONALD HAD A FARM”
There’s a color we all know,
G-R-E-E-N.
It’s the color that means “Go!”
G-R-E-E-N.
Oh, grass is green and lettuce is green,
Leaves and spinach and peas are green.
There’s a color we all know,
G-R-E-E-N.

(W-TH-F) Letter  The letter this week is the letter B~Letter Printouts~
B - body, bubble, bubble - or - bat, around the tree, around the tree
b - body, bubble - or - bat and a ball

LETTER HUNT STORY - ABC I use DO A DOT MARKERS for little ones to mark each letter.

Letter B Song http://www.pinterest.com/pin/155092780889555332/
Give your child a printout of the (capital) letter B to color.  
  • Teach your child to trace the shape of the letter B using his finger.  You can trace in pudding, finger paint, a shallow tray (cookie sheet) filled with rice or beans, etc.
  • Point out the letter B in signs, cereal boxes, etc.
  • Post the letter B on your learning poster.



















“B” SNACKS
SNACK TIME WITH B
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Make butter and biscuits with your children for snack.
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Serve berry tarts, or milkshakes.
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Let children dip broccoli trees or green beans into a bean dip.
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Serve Bean soup with bread.
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Make banana treats.
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Eat bear graham crackers

(TH-F) Number  The number this week is the number 2.
Around and back on the railroad track.  Two! Two!
Animals Went in Two By Two  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_I-ZDv9IMA 













  • Show your child 2 objects to count, or eat 2 crackers, 2 cheerios, etc.
  • Show your child the written symbol (numeral) for 2 and put on your learning poster.
  • Add 2 stickers to your counting book.
  • Show your matching index cards for the number 2 to your child.
  • Draw 2 squares on a piece of paper and count them with your child.
  • Walk around your home counting 2 of many different objects.

(F) Nursery Rhyme  Recite often!
THE ANIMALS WENT IN TWO BY TWO http://www.nurseryrhymes4u.com/NURSERY_RHYMES/Page_588.html
The animals went in two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in two by two, the elephant and the kangaroo
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.













Monkey See, Monkey Do
The monkey stomp, stomps, stomps his feet
The monkey stomp, stomps, stomps his feet
Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you!
The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands
The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands
Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you!
The monkey covers, covers, covers his eyes
The monkey covers, covers, covers his eyes
Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you!
The monkey jumps, jumps, jumps up and down
The monkey jumps, jumps, jumps up and down
Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you!

Note: Add additional verses (sits down, stands up, turns around, etc)
  
(F) Fine Motor Skills Activity: 
Find a printout of your child's favorite jungle animal.  Create thin strips of green construction paper to represent grass.  Let your child glue the "grass" strips onto the printout to hide the animal in the grass.
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GREEN DINOSAUR




























ANIMAL CRACKER ART
Supplies needed:
Light Blue Construction Paper
Animal Crackers
Glue
Crayons or markers (Crayons work better)
Give each child a sheet of light blue construction paper and let them create a scene for their animal crackers to appear in.  (Prepare an example for them to look at).
After each child has completed their scene just flue the animal crackers to their picture.
  
SAFARI HUNT
Decorate toilet paper rolls as binoculars and go on a safari.  Hide animals all over and pretend to put on backpacks, hats etc.  Then stop in the middle of the hunt to have a drink of water because it is so hot.