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