Friday, March 7, 2014


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
Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
Kittens Are Like That by Jan 
Five Little Kittens by Nancy Jewell
(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.


(DAILY) Songs that support the theme:

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!

(F) Nursery Rhyme  The nursery rhyme this week is Pussy Cat Pussy Cat.  
Recite often!
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

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.


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