Preschool Monthly: November Focus


PRESCHOOL MONTHLY PLAN : NOVEMBER  2016 : Mrs. K

Domain                           Elements                        Classroom Focus          VELS
Approaches to learning
1.Play and Explore
2.Initiative
3.Problem Solving
R.P.S.- we know how to be Respectful, Purposeful, Safe: when we eat and when we play  
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: BALLOON calming/ helpful strategy from Conscious discipline for implementing a Calm Place
-Identify own emotions
- Identify own gender, family members roles, and home culture
Growing, Moving, Being, being healthy
1.Motor Development and Coordination
2. Health and Safety Practices
Games:
-Pass an object around the circle
-Walking on line with a bean bag
- red light/ green light game
- The Moon moves around the Earth dance.


-Coordination and control of large muscles
- Move through space with good coordination and show body awareness to stop and start with control  
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

Listening to stories about animals:
- vocabulary: tracks, hibernation, omnivores,
  • Follow directions
  • Engage in brief conversation and stay on topic
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
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear”- who is playing the fox’s role?


6 scene sequencing cards: FIRE STATION  


Matching picture cards: lamp and lightbulb

  • Use pictures to read text
  • With modeling, assistance and props, retell or re-enact a familiar story

Organize cards in order
  • Find matching cards



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


-Gluing rectangles
- making paper cubes
- making animal habitats
- Pop See KO
- If I were an animal  what would I be
- musical instruments
- The sun is in the sky song

Dramatic play: kitchen and  table setting. Home: baby washing activity.
Build 3D shapes
Use simple musical instruments to produce rhythms s and tones
Mathematics
1.Number Sense, Quantity, and Counting
2. Number Relationships and Operations
3. Measurement, Classification and Data
4. Geometry and Spatial Reasoning


Calendar
Compare Common shapes
Make numbers with toilet paper rolls
Measure with objects


Read numerals and connect them to quantities they represent
Science
  1. Physical Science
  2. Life Science
  3. Earth and Space Science

Vermont Animal project- part 2:  tracking, comparing, scientific drawing
Winter is coming…. What happens to the Animals
  1. Compare and disscuss how animals live  
  2. Describe how animals are different
  3. Discuss how animals meet their needs for shelter

Social Studies
  1. Physical and Cultural Geography
  2. History
  3. Economics
The planet Earth
The moon
The sun
  1. Ask questions and participate in simple investigations to form hypotheses, gather observations, draw conclusions


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