Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lesson Plan - Pets (We focused on puppies)


Here is our weekly Lesson Plan for Dogs, Cats & Pets Week. Feel free to copy and modify this to fit your teaching style, and level! Please note: I am expanding a little on what we do everyday so here is our full schedule for each day this week!  We are working this week on several ideas including memorizing our phone number, left/right, independent writing, using school tools (scissors, glue, tape, pen, crayons, pencil, etc.) 

Monday: 
12:00pm - BrillKids Reading Lesson #4 With Both Girls 
12:15pm - BrillKids Math Lesson #4 With Both Girls
12:30pm - Open Court Lesson #4:
Brown Bear Coloring Sheet (Bear is holding glue) talk about glue and what we use it for. 
Gluing Activity "Pincone Critters" which we found on NickJr. Here
Beehive Song & Aunt Hill Song With Signs - Emphasis Left/Right
About Me Coloring Pages 1-3 - Emphasis on Independent Writing 
About Me Coloring Page 3 - Talk about age. How old are we? 
I'm a Little Tea Pot Song - Show the actions using a real tea pot and then on yourself. - Correlation 
1:30pm - Break Time - Outside/Inara takes a nap. 
2:00pm - Word World on TV - Mommy to walk on the treadmill while we watch it. 
2:30pm - Reading Rug for books on pets! Including See Spot books! 
3:00pm - Handwriting practice on white boards. 
3:15pm - Break Time - Snacks (Scooby Snack Crackers or Gold Fish Crackers and Apple Juice) 
3:45pm - Signing Time on TV - Allows me to clean up the school room before finishing for the day. 
4:15pm - Signing Time Practice 
4:30pm - Outdoor adventure. Walk to the dog park and watch the dogs. Talk about what it means to have a puppy live in your home (or whatever pet you have or are looking at). 
This schedule has us ending 1 hour before we need to at 5:30 to prepare dinner. This allows us to adjust and still finish our activities should something such as a toilet training accident (happens with 2 year olds) sets us back a fwe minutes. 


Tuesday: 
12:00pm - BrillKids Reading Lesson #5 With Both Girls 
12:15pm - BrillKids Math Lesson #5 With Both Girls
12:30pm - Open Court Lesson #5:
Here's a ball warm up  activity. Using a ball roll it across the ground. When your child catches it have them say My name is_____. To help with name recognition and self awareness. 
Brown Bear Coloring Sheet (Bear is holding Pencil) talk about pencils and what we use them for. 
Pencil Activity -  Paper Plate Puppy Faces 
Rock Song & Signs 
About Me Coloring Pages 3 - Continue talking about birthdays and what season each child was born. 
The Noble Duke of York Song 
1:30pm - Break Time - Outside/Inara takes a nap. 
2:00pm - Word World on TV - Mommy to walk on the treadmill while we watch it. 
2:30pm - Reading Rug for books on pets! Including See Spot books! 
3:00pm - Handwriting practice on white boards. 
3:15pm - Break Time - Ginger Bone Snaps (Ginger snaps in the shape of a bone) & Milk 
3:45pm - Signing Time on TV - Allows me to clean up the school room before finishing for the day. 
4:15pm - Signing Time Practice 
4:30pm - Outdoor adventure. Take a list (with pictures) of what a puppy needs around the house and outside. What do we have? What does the puppy need we dont' have? Hang our list on the fridge. 


Wednesday: Because I work on Wednesday I have to do school with the girls without a timeline. We print everything and take it with us! 
BrillKids Reading Lesson #6 With Both Girls 
BrillKids Math Lesson #6 With Both Girls
Open Court Lesson #6:
Brown Bear Coloring Sheet 5. Quiz the kids on which pictures does which action. 
Gluing Activity "Pincone Critters" which we found on NickJr. Here
Rock Song 
About Me Coloring Pages - My Home and talk about what sort of homes people live in.  
Outside Activity - Sidewalk Chalk Coloring. 


Thursday: 
12:00pm - BrillKids Reading Lesson #7 With Both Girls 
12:15pm - BrillKids Math Lesson #7 With Both Girls
12:30pm - Open Court Lesson #7:
Top/Middle/Bottom Activity
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? - See Things About Your Home
Talk about careers involving animals. Veterinarians, Zookeepers, Dog Walkers, Trainers, etc. 
ABC Song
1:30pm - Break Time - Outside/Inara takes a nap. 
2:00pm - Word World on TV - Mommy to walk on the treadmill while we watch it. 
2:30pm - Reading Rug for books on pets! Including See Spot books! 
3:00pm - Handwriting practice on white boards. 
3:15pm - Break Time - Snacks (Apples, peanut butter, and milk)
3:45pm - Signing Time on TV - Allows me to clean up the school room before finishing for the day. 
4:15pm - Signing Time Practice 
4:30pm - Outdoor adventure. Walk my parents dog. 

Friday: 
10:00am - BrillKids Reading Lesson #8 With Both Girls 
10:15am - BrillKids Math Lesson #8 With Both Girls
10:00am - Inara's Gymnastics Class
11:30am - Lunch
12:45pm - Evie's Gymastnics Class
2:00pm - Open Court Lesson #8 With Both Girls
Play The Traffic Game
Discuss Left and Right - Try Simon says with left and right activities. 
About Me Coloring Page - Your Famiy
Discuss Family and The Parts of Family
3:30pm - Snack Time 
4:00pm - Reading Time
6:30pm - Outdoor adventure. Go to the pet store and look for the things on our list we created earlier in the week.