Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Preparatory Curriculum  Ages 2 - 4

Adapted by OKScribbler
Lesson 4

This week's theme is EYES.   The vocabulary word is iris - the iris is the colored part of 
your eye surrounding the pupil.

(DAILY) UTUBE Books to read aloud that support the theme: 
The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss       

(DAILY) Poems that support the theme:  

Eyes by Katrina Lybbert  
Some eyes are blue, some eyes are brown,
Eyes can look up, eyes can look down,
Eyes can blink, and wink, and stare,
Come look with me, what's over there?
My eyes see flowers on a hill, 
They see a bird with a yellow bill, 
Across the road I see a tree, 
Among the blossoms sweet, a bee!
I look at you, you look at me, 
There are many things that eyes can see, 
Can you see all of these things too? 
Eyes are important, so true, so true.

(M) Gross Motor Skills Activity:  Place a picture of a face (on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper or larger) on the wall, but the eyes should be missing.  Blindfold your child and then let him/her tape on the eyes.  Help your child start walking from the other side of the room to get to the picture, while blindfolded.  At this age you don't need to spin your child around first.  See how funny your face looks!

Or do this project of making a face and do another gross motor activity of your choice.


(T-W-TH) Shape/Color  This week you will teach the color blue.  

  • Introduce the color by coloring in the diamond (previous week's shape) on your learning poster with a blue crayon.
  • Put on a blue article of clothing.
  • Point out objects around your home of the color blue.
  • Add the color to a meal by choosing a blue food, BLUEBERRIES.
  • Let your child color in a coloring book or on a printout using a blue crayon.

(W-TH-F) Letter  The letter this week is the letter D.

    D is for DOGHOUSE
  • 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 D to color. 
  • Teach your child to trace the shape of the letter D using her finger.  You can trace in pudding, finger paint,  a shallow tray (cookie sheet) filled with rice or beans, etc.
  • Point out the letter D in signs, cereal boxes, etc.
  • Post the letter D on your learning poster.

(TH-F) Number  The number this week is the number 4.

  • Show your child 4 objects to count, or eat 4 crackers, 4 cheerios, etc.
  • Show your child the written symbol (numeral) for 4 and put on your learning poster.
  • Add 4 stickers to your counting book.
  • Show your matching index cards for the number 4 to your child.
  • Draw 4 diamonds on a piece of paper and count them with your child.
  • Walk around your home counting 4 of many different objects.
(F) Fine Motor Skills Activity:  Draw a picture of an eye or eyes for your child to color.  This should be quite large.  You will help your child color the iris of the eye.  You may have to guide your child's hand as he/she colors in a circular motion on the iris.

(F) Nursery Rhyme The nursery rhyme this week is Lavender's Blue.  Recite often!                          UTUBE - LAVENDER BLUE DILLY DILLY
Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly,
Lavender's green,
When I am King, dilly, dilly, 
You shall be Queen. 

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