Archive for October, 2010

All About Me

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sat/Sun
Books Preschooler: My book about me (Dr Seuss & Roy McKie)

Toddler: I like myself (Karen Beaumont)

My five senses (Aliki) Preschooler: The way I feel (Janan Cain)

Toddler: Toes, Ears and nose (Marion Bauer)

My Hands (Aliki)

My Feet (Aliki)

Music
Folk/Country Soft/Classical Latin/Foreign Blues/Jazz
Language Toddler: Learn to say their names

 

Preschooler: Learn to spell their names If you happy and you know it Open, Shut them
Math
Count with your fingers and toes

Preschooler: count in Spanish

Art/Science/Cultural
Paper plate self-potrait
Toddler:

The sound game

The sense game

The visual game

Preschooler: Take a walk in your backyard or neighborhood park and play “I spy” using your senses tracing your hands and feet with crayons
Vietnamese Immersion name body parts in Vietnamese
Group Play
What I want to be for Halloween


Notes:
The sound game: play different sounds for your kids to listen using Montessori shaker set or make your own with bottles and rice, beans or pastas.
The sense game: let your kids smell different spices (vanilla, cinnamon, citrus, pumpkin spice, ngũ vị hương, hồi, quế, đinh hương …) one at a time, best in solid or liquid soak in cotton balls, powder form can cause sneezing, smell coffee to clear nose after each.
The visual game: learn about colors

Halloween (Oct 18-24)


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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Sat/Sun

Books

Room on the broom (Julia Donaldson)

Big Pumpkin (Erica Silverman)

AlphaOops: H is for Halloween (Alethea Kontis)

Boo, Katie Woo! (Fran Manushkin)

Music

Do You Know The Pumpkin Man? listen to your favorite music channel listen to your favorite music channel Poem: Five little pumpkins

Language

C for Cat P for pumpkin Halloween theme letter match-up (i.e ghost) H for Halloween

Art/Science/Cultural

cut up a real pumpkin: show the children how to remove seeds and pulp Tissue Paper Ghosts For preschoolers: learn about pumpkin life cycle

For Tots: sensory time with pumpkins, seeds …

Math

counting pumpkins/seeds Halloween theme number match up (i.e pumpkin)

Vietnamese Immersion

read some of the books above in Vietnamese

Group Play

Pumpkin hunt/Pumpkin decoration

Do you know the pumpkin man?

Do you know the pumpkin man,
the pumpkin man, the pumpkin man?
Do you know the pumpkin man
his name is Dan.
He bakes the pumpkin pie you like
pie you like, pie you like,
He bakes the pumpkin pie you like
each and every night.

Five little pumpkins
Five little pumpkins (Hold up all 5 fingers)
Sitting on a gate
The first one said,
“Oh, my, it’s getting late!? (Look at wrist like checking the time)
The second one said,
“There are witches in the air!? (Point into the sky)
The third one said,
“But we don’t care!? (Shake finger like saying “no?)
The fourth one said,
“Let’s run and run and run!? (Move arms like you’re running)
The fifth one said,
“I’m ready for some fun!? (Point to face and smile)
OOOOOOOH, went the wind
And OUT went the light (Clap on “out?)
And the five little pumpkins (Hold up five fingers again)
Rolled out of sight. (Roll hands, one over the other)

Oct 11-17: Princess and Pirate

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sat/Sun
Books The Paper bag princess (Robert Munsch) The Apple-Pip Princess (Jane Ray

Pirate Girl  (Cornelia Funke)

How I became a pirate (Melinda Long) I love my pirate papa (Laura Leuck)
Music
Folk/Country Soft/Classical Latin/Foreign Blues/Jazz
Language The Princess Pat A Pirate Says “Arrr” The Pirate Song P for Princess and Pirate
Math
Count the gold coins
Art/Science/Cultural
Paper Crown Make gold coins from small round pebbles and paint them with gold paint.
Vietnamese Immersion Read (or make up) conversation lines in the books above in Vietnamese
Group Play
Pirate Days of Texas


The Princess Pat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz7L_-V94AY 

The Princess Pat,
Lived in a tree,
She sailed across,
The seven seas,
She sailed across,
The Channel Two,
And she took with her,
A Rigabamboo.

A Rigabamboo,
Now what is that?
It’s something made,
By the Princess Pat,
It’s red and gold,
And purple too,
Thats why it’s called,
A Rigabamboo.

Now Captain Jack,
Had a mighty fine crew,
He sailed across,
The Channel Two,
But his ship sank,
And yours will too,
If you don’t take,
A Rigabamboo.

A Rigabamboo,
Now what is that?
It’s something made,
By the Princess Pat,
It’s red and gold,
And purple too,
Thats why it’s called,
A Rigabamboo.

Now Captian Kurk,
He was no jerk,
And Mr. Spock,
He was no jock,
But their ship flew,
And yours will too,
If you just take,
A Rigabamboo.

A Rigabamboo,
Now what is that?
It’s something made,
By the Princess Pat,
It’s red and gold,
And purple too,
Thats why it’s caaaaalled,
A Rigabamboo.

A Rigabamboo.

A Pirate Says “Arrr” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZU9eV-DlD0 

If you want to be a pirate,
Get up on your feet.
You can’t be a pirate,
If you’re sitting in your seat.
Swing your arms tough,
And stand kind of low,
And make this noise wherever you go.

Arrr! Arrr! Arrr!
A pirate, a pirate, a pirate says “Arrr!”
It might seem strange, just a bit bizarre,
But they know you’re a pirate,
When they hear you say “Arrr!”

Arrr! Arrr! Arrr!
A pirate, a pirate, a pirate says “Arrr!”
You wear a spare part, a bandana and a scar,
and they know you’re a pirate,
When they hear you say “Arrr!”

The Jolly Roger is the pirate flag,
A skull and some bones on a big black rag.
We’ll fly it on our ship, up above the sails,
And we’ll search for treasure,
And be tough as nails!

Arrr! Arrr! Arrr!
A pirate, a pirate, a pirate says “Arrr!”
If you think we’re noisy, you’re right, we are,
’cause they know you’re a pirate,
When they hear you say “Arrr!”

A Rigabamboo.

Chorus:
A pirate’s life for me
Sailin’ ‘cross the sea
A pirate’s life for me
Adventure and fun for free
No vegetables to bother me
No brussel sprouts, or broccoli
Just bubblegum and jelly beans
A pirate’s life for me…
(Chorus)
No worries if it’s time for bed
No lousy chores or work to dread
There’s no place that I fear to tread!
A pirate’s life for me…
(Chorus)
If you want to join, then come along
Just bring your smile and sing this song
How in the world can you go wrong?
A pirate’s life for me…
Everybody sing along
How in the world can you go wrong?
A pirates life for me… oh yeah
A pirates life for me… uh huh
A pirates life for meeeee!!!