Pre-Kindergarten Our Busy Week



Week 12: Nov. 4th-8th


Exploratory Question: How can I learn by observing?


Literacy: “Let’s Investigate” by DLM


Handwriting: Letter Uu


Math: Shape Identification 


Science: Learning from Observing and Investigating 


Social Studies: Special things about families and where they live 


Social/Emotional: Asking for Help


Bible Story: Building the Tabernacle (Exodus 25-31,35-40)


Week 13: Nov. 11th-15th


Exploratory Question: How can I use tools to investigate? 


Literacy: “I Like Making Tamales” by Allison Pomenta 


Handwriting: Letter Cc


Math: Weighing Objects


Science: Baking/ Chemistry 


Social Studies: Making a Map 


Social/Emotional: Find Out What You Don’t Know 


Bible Story: The Ten Commandments (Exodus 19th-20th) 


Week 14: Nov. 18th-22nd


Exploratory Question: How can I compare things? 


Literacy: “Nature Spy” by Shelly Rotner and Ken Kreisler 


Handwriting: Letter Oo


Math: Order Lengths 


Science: Grouping Characteristics 


Social Studies: All Kinds of People 


Social/Emotional: Time to Share 


Bible Story: The Bronze Snake (Numbers 21: 4-9) 


Art: Texture Rubbings 


Week 15: Nov. 25th-26th


Exploratory Question: What is Thanksgiving? 


Literacy: “Bear Gives Thanks” by Karma Wilson


Handwriting: Letter Qq


Math: Sort by Color, Function, Type


Science: Thanksgiving Sensory 


Social Studies: Thanksgiving 


Social/Emotional: Listen and Learn 


Bible Story: The Bronze Snake(Numbers 21: 4-9)


Art: Watercolor Turkey 


Week 16: Dec. 2nd-6th


Exploratory Question: What is Advent?


Literacy: “Praying for Christmas: Children’s Advent Wreath Devotions by Jeanne Preski


Handwriting: Letter Gg


Math: Patterns


Science: Exploring Evergreens and Pinecones


Social Studies: Christmas Traditions


Social/Emotional: Staying Focused 


Bible Story: The Savior is Coming/Advent (Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2:1-7) 


Art: Advent Wreaths


Week 17: Dec. 9th-13th


Exploratory Question: How can I make music?


Literacy: “All God’s Critter” by Bill Staines


Handwriting: Letter Ss


Math: Patterns


Science: Vibrations


Social Studies: Christmas Traditions


Social/Emotional: Following Through 


Bible Story: The Angels and Shepherds (Luke 2:8-21) 


Art: Draw to Music 


Week 18: Dec. 16th-20th


Exploratory Question: How do I celebrate Jesus’ birthday?


Literacy: “Happy Birthday, Dear Jesus!” by Greg Holder and Diane Stortz


Handwriting: Letter Jj


Math: Patterns


Science: Peppermint Sensory


Social Studies: Christmas Traditions


Social/Emotional: Solving Problems 


Bible Story: The Star Announces the Savior’s Birth (Matthew 2:1-12)


Art: Christmas Surprise 


Week 19: Jan. 6th-10th


Exploratory Question: How do objects move? 


Literacy: “What do Wheels Do All Day?” by April Jones Pride


Handwriting: Letter Dd


Math: Identify Written Numerals and Position Correctly  


Science: Simple Machines 


Social Studies: Jobs 


Social/Emotional: What We’ve Learned 


Bible Story: Jesus as a Young Boy (Matthew 2:12-15, Luke 2:41-52) 


Art:3-D Transportation


Week 20: Jan. 13th-17th


Exploratory Question: What are good healthy habitats? 


Literacy: “Staying Healthy” by DLM


Handwriting: Letter Pp


Math: Making Word Problems


Science: Germs


Social Studies:Talking About Healthy Habitats at Home 


Social/Emotional: Managing One’s Behavior 


Bible Story: Jairus’ Daughter Lives (Luke 8:40-42, 49-56)


Art: Blow Art 


Week 21: Jan. 20th-24th


Exploratory Question: What kinds of foods are healthy? 


Literacy: “Growing Vegetables Soup” by Lois Ehlert 


Handwriting: Letter Bb


Math: Making and Identifying Graphs 


Science: Healthy Food 


Social Studies: Casting a Vote 


Social/Emotional: Being Responsible 


Bible Story: Jesus Heals the Blind (Mark 10:46-52) 


Art: Fruit Bowl/ Artist Paul CeZanne 


Week 22: Jan. 27th-31st


Exploratory Question: Why is exercise important? 


Literacy: “Rise and Exercise” by Tonya Leslie


Handwriting: Letter Rr


Math: More or Less Tower Numbers


Science: Heart Beats


Social Studies: Jobs that make us move 


Social/Emotional: Working Together 


Bible Story: Jesus Feeds 5,000 (John 6:1-15)


Art: Heart Pictures/ Artist Jim Dine 


Week 23: Feb. 3rd-7th


Exploratory Question: How can I stay healthy? 


Literacy: “Jamal’s Busy Day” by Wade Hudson


Handwriting: Letter Kk


Math: Equal Groups and Shares 


Science: Dental Health


Social Studies: Caring for my Body 


Social/Emotional: Needs vs. Wants 


Bible Story: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)


Art: Painting with Toothbrushes 


Week 24: Feb. 10th-14th


Exploratory Question: How do we show love to others?


Literacy: “How do Dinosaurs say I Love You?” by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague


Handwriting: Letter Aa


Math: Money, Pennies, and Nickels


Science: Balance


Social Studies: Ways to Show Love 


Social/Emotional: Getting Others toPlay 


Bible Story: The Lost Son (Luke 15:11-32) 


Art: Love Painting/ Artist Robert Indiana 


Week 25: Feb. 18th-21st


Exploratory Question: What are fairy tales?


Literacy: “Nursery and Fairy Tales Collection” by Mary Engelbreit


Handwriting: Letter Mm


Math: Identify events as likely or unlikely 


Science: Sensory Fairy Dust 


Social Studies: National Fairytale Day


Social/Emotional: Encouraging Others 


Bible Story: Jesus Blesses the Children (Mark 10:13-16) 


Art: Glitter Art 


Week 26: Feb. 24th-Feb. 28th 


Exploratory Question: Who are authors?


Literacy: Dr. Seuss Books


Handwriting: Letter Nn


Math: Filling in the pictures with shapes 


Science: Color Mixing 


Social Studies: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday


Social/Emotional: Classroom Helpers 


Bible Story: Jesus Visits Friends (Luke 10:38-42) 


Art: Color Mixing/ Artist Eric Carle 


Week 27: Mar. 2nd-6th


Exploratory Question: Who are illustrators?


Literacy: Eric Carle Books


Handwriting: Letter Vv


Math: Identifying position using before and after 


Science: Color Mixing/ Textures 


Social Studies: Eric Carle


Social/Emotional: Forgiveness 


Bible Story: Jesus Forgives Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)


Art: Cutting out Shapes


Week 28: Mar. 9th-13th


Exploratory Question: What can I learn about our earth and sky?


Literacy: “The Earth and Sky” by DLM


Handwriting: Letter Ww


Math: Counting Forward and Backward


Science: Solar System


Social Studies: Talking about School and Home 


Social/Emotional: Completing Tasks


Bible Story: One Man Says Thank You (Luke 17:11-19)


Art: Sunrise/ Artist Roy Lichtenstein


Week 29: Mar. 16th-18th


Exploratory Question: What weather can I observe?


Literacy: “Who Likes Rain?” by Wong Herbert Yee


Handwriting: Letter Xx


Math: Naming Solid 3-D Shapes and Figures 


Science: Weather Changes


Social Studies: Daily Schedules 


Social/Emotional: Classroom Helpers 


Bible Story: Jesus Rides into Jerusalem (Luke 19:28-38)


Art: Weather Finder 


Week 30: Mar. 23rd-27th 


Exploratory Question: What can I learn about day and night?


Literacy: “Matthew and the Color of the Sky” by Rico Martinez 


Handwriting: Letter Yy


Math: Connect events with general times, Sequencing 


Science: Shadows 


Social Studies: Time of Day 


Social/Emotional: Solving Problems 


Bible Story: At the Last Supper (John 13:1-15, 34-35;Matthew 26:26-28) 


Art: Shadow Drawing/ Artist Alexey Bednij 


Week 31: Mar. 30th-April 3rd 


Exploratory Question: Why is caring for the Earth important? 


Literacy: “Ada, Once Again!” by Ana Nuncio 


Handwriting: Letter Zz


Math: Learning Ordinal Numbers 


Science: Recycling 


Social Studies: Talking About Shopping 


Social/Emotional: Being Respectful 


Bible Story: Jesus Suffers and Dies (Luke 23:26-24:8)


Art: Recycled Art/ Jane Perkins 


Week 32: April 6th-9th


Exploratory Question: How do animals grow and change? 


Literacy: “Growing and Changing” by DLM


Handwriting: A


Math: Duplicate and extend patterns


Science: Parts of an Egg


Social Studies: Talking About Where We Live 


Social/Emotional: What do I do when I’m sad? 


Bible Story: Easter Morning (Luke 24:1-12)


Art: Mosaic Egg Art 


Week 33: April 20th-24th


Exploratory Question: Where do animals live and what do they eat?


Literacy: “Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs” by Linda Ashman


Handwriting: The


Math: Act out a problem to find a solution, using manipulatives


Science: Animals Characteristics 


Social Studies: Shopping for new clothes


Social/Emotional: Solving Problems


Bible Story: On the Road at Easter (Luke 24:13-35)


Art: Clay Animals/ Artist Lesley Anne Greene 


Week 34: April 27th-May 1st


Exploratory Question: How are animals the same and different and how do they move? 


Literacy: “Who us the Beast?” by Keith Baker “Move!” by Steven Jenkins & Robin Page


Handwriting: it, is


Math: Measuring 


Science: Animal Characteristics/Animal Tracks


Social Studies: Migration


Social/Emotional: Trying New Things 


Bible Story: Jesus’ Ascension (Acts 1:6-11)


Art: Clay Animals/ Artist Lesley Anne Greene 


Week 35: May 4th-8th


Exploratory Question: How do plants grow and change? 


Literacy: “I Am a Peach” by Luisa de Noriega 


Handwriting: I, Can, See


Math: Pattern Block Symmetry 


Science: Parts of a Plant 


Social Studies: Talking About Time Passing 


Social/Emotional: Figuring Things Out 


Bible Story: Blessed at Pentecost (Acts 2) 


Art: Mother’s Day Surprise 


Week 36: May 11th-15th


Exploratory Question: What do insects do?


Literacy: “Bug Zoo” by Disney Book Group 


Handwriting: Go, To, We


Math: Combine sets of objects to find totals


Science: Insects


Social Studies: Bugs Around the World 


Social/Emotional: Solving Problems 


Bible Story: The Man from Africa (Acts 8:26-40)


Art: Poppies/ Artist Georgia O'Keeffe 


Week 37: May 18th-22nd 


Exploratory Question: What are rocks and what do we do with them?


Literacy: “Rock Collecting” by Roma Gans 


Handwriting: At, Look


Math: Take objects away from a set to find out how many are left


Science: Land Formations 


Social Studies: Rocks Around the World


Social/Emotional: Whose in charge?


Bible Story: Paul is Changed (Acts 9:1-22)


Art: Rock Art/ Artist Wassily Keedinsky 


Week 38: May 26th-29th


Exploratory Question: How do I stay safe this summer?


Literacy: “A Little Book About Safety” by Samantha Kurtzman


Handwriting: Am, Are, In


Math: Take objects away from a set to find out how many are left


Science: Sink & Float


Social Studies: Hot Places


Social/Emotional: What do I do when I’m lonely?


Bible Story: Paul and Silas in Jail (Acts 16:23-40) 


Art: Free Art