Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lesson Plan - Ocean Life Week

Here is our weekly Lesson Plan for Ocean Life Week. Feel free to copy and modify this to fit your teaching style, and level! Please note: this lesson plan is not "instead of" but "in addition to" our regular daily pre-school activities. I only plan themed activities for 3 days a week, the other 3 days that we do 'pre-school' time with our children we use their regular activities unmodified for the weekly theme. 


Monday:
Reading Time: Invisible Alligators by Hayes Roberts which you can read for free here
Reading Words/Flashcards: Wave, Ocean, Outside, Fish, Dolphin, Shark, Sting Ray, Blue, Sky, Sand, Shore, Seashell.
Signing Time: Learn to sign "Tiny Tim" in sign langugage. We will be learning a simplified signing version. With the words "turtle", "bath", "I", "little", "swim", "drink/drank", "water", "ate/eat", "soap", and "bubble". 


The song goes: I had a little turtle his name was Tiny Tim, I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim, he drank up all the water, he ate a bar of soap and now he's sick in bed with a bubble in his throat. Bubble bubble bubble. Bubble bubble bubble, bubble bubble POP.  

Here is a video to help you with the tune of the song:




Outside Adventure: Not on Monday. 
Arts & Crafts: Draw pictures of fish. We'll be watching a "how to draw fish" video on YouTube which you can find here. Inara will color coloring pages of fish like this one you can print for free! Afterwards I will help her draw a fish by holding her hand and doing the motions for her. 
Math Practice: Fish patterns! We found a bunch of colored fish soap at Pier 1 Imports that was on sale for $1.20 a bag (regularly $5.99) we got 3 bags and now have 30 colored bars of fish soap (makes for awesome bath time rewards afterwards). We'll be doing up to three different colors or amounts in our patters. Example: Red Fish, Blue Fish, Blue Fish, Red Fish. OR Yellow Fish, Green Fish, Red Fish, Yellow Fish. Evie will get a chance to complete each pattern or fill in the missing fish. Inara will get to play with them after watching Evie. 
Music Time: See sign language. 



Wednesday:
Reading Time: Finbo by Janaki Sooriyarachchi which is available in several languages for you to read here. This story is about a whale named Finbo who has many friends in the deep blue sea. 
Reading Words/Flashcards: Wave, Ocean, Outside, Fish, Dolphin, Shark, Sting Ray, Blue, Sky, Sand, Shore, Seashell.
Signing Time: Tim the Tinny Turtle Practice and watch Signing Time Going Outside 
Outdoor Adventure: Packing for our vacation we'll be talking about what we need at the beach. 
Arts & Crafts: Decorating pocket picture books to put our pictures from our vacation in. I got them each a disposable camera to take pictures with. (If you aren't planning a trip to the beach decorate pocket picture books also known as brag books, and let the kids play in a sandbox!) 
Math Practice: Adding fish soaps together. Example: 1 soap plus 1 more soap equals 2 soaps. 
Music Time: See signing time. 
Discovery Time: Watch YouTube Ocean Week Playlist, and talk about the different videos and things we see. 





Friday:
Reading Time: 1 Fish 2 Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Suess 
Reading Words/Flashcards: Wave, Ocean, Outside, Fish, Dolphin, Shark, Sting Ray, Blue, Sky, Sand, Shore, Seashell.
Signing Time: Tiny Turtle Song Practice while seeing the turtles as Seaworld. 
Outdoor Adventure: Visiting Seaworld and the beach. 
Arts & Crafts: Taking pictures (learning to use a camera). 
Math Practice: Counting fish we see in the tanks at SeaWorld. 
Music Time: See Signing Time. 


Here is our discovery time YouTube Play List for you to use! Please feel free to let us know what you did too... 




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