Preschool Monthly: October Class Focus


PRESCHOOL MONTHLY PLAN: OCTOBER 2016 : Mrs. K

Domain                           Elements                        Classroom Focus          VELS
Approaches to learning
1.Play and Explore
2.Initiative
3.Problem Solving
What to say when two children want to use the same toy/material.
Emotions and Regulation/ adapt behavior to fit different expectations and situations
Social-Emotional Development
1.Emotion and Self Regulation
2.Self-Awareness
Use strategies to cope with emotions: S.T.A.R and DRAIN
Emotions and Regulation/ adapt behavior to fit different expectations and situations
Growing, Moving, Being, being healthy
1.Motor Development and Coordination
2. Health and Safety Practices
Roll and catch a ball:The blue ball game during circle time
Coordination and control of large muscles
Language Development

1. Foundational Reading Skills
2. Reading 2a. Engagement with Literature and Informational Text (0-5)
2. Reading 2b. Engagement with Literature
2. Reading 2c. Reading Informational Text

Baby animals:
In a wetland:
Swan and cygnets
In a woodland
Blue jay and chicks
Bear and cubs
Skunk and kids
On a farm
Cow and calfs
Pig and piglets

RHYMING CARDS:
Rain-brain
Nail-sail
Snail-pail
Tree-bee
Shoe-blue
Cat-hat
Gate-skate
Hug-mug
Clock-sock
Bug-rug
Boat-goat


Literacy
Development

1. Foundational Reading Skills
2. Reading 2a. Engagement with Literature and Informational Text (0-5)
2. Reading 2b. Engagement with Literature
2. Reading 2c. Reading Informational Text
3. Writing
4. Dual Language Learners – Literacy in English
A hunting we will go game

6 scene sequencing cards ( pumpkin carving)



Fill-in words in a familiar rhyme

Organize cards in order

Trace your own  name


Creative Arts and Expression
1.Visual Art
2. Music
3. Theater
4. Dance


Apple Print
Colors of the rainbow
How to use markers
Leaf rubbing
Cutting with scissors
Cut, Paste, Glue
Painting on the easel

Songs:
1.Awesome Rainbow Dance
2. Dinosaur stomp
3.The green Grass Grew All Around
4. Way up High on an Apple Tree
5. 10 Ripe apples
6. Apple and Bananas
7. All the leaves are falling down
Dramatic play: kitchen and hair salon
Independently plan and complete artistic creations such as drawings, paintings, collages


Use rhythm sticks instruments to produce rhythms

Learn about  different musical tempos.

Use creativity and imagination to manipulate materials and assume roles in dramatic play situations
Mathematics
1.Number Sense, Quantity, and Counting
2. Number Relationships and Operations
3. Measurement, Classification and Data
4. Geometry and Spatial Reasoning


Clap your hands 10 times and counting 0-10 and 10-0
Number cards 0-10
Number cards with objects 0-10
Common shapes
Connecting elephants
Playdough with numbers and shapes

1.Recite numbers to 10 and 20 ( older preschooler) is sequence
Science
  1. Physical Science
  2. Life Science
  3. Earth and Space Science

Sink and Float Activity
Life Cycle of an Apple
Parts of tree  
What’s inside of a pumpkin
Vermont Animal project- part 1
  1. Describe how plants and animals grow
  2. Describe how baby Animal is different from their parents
Social Studies
  1. Physical and Cultural Geography
  2. History
  3. Economics
Building My school Family culture

The calm space
  1. Identify various groups they belong to ( e.g., family, class, neighborhood)


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