FEBRUARY FOCUS


PRESCHOOL MONTHLY PLAN: FEBRUARY 2017  Mrs. K

Domain                           Elements                        Classroom Focus          VELS
Approaches to learning
1.Play and Explore
2.Initiative
3.Problem Solving
Family culture
Exploring books about different countries
Classroom discussion/ problem solving
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: BUNNY EARS
PRETZEL
Travel and breath
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
Yoga: the boat pose and the dolphin pose
Parent volunteer teaching yoga
Coordination and control of large muscles
  • Balance
  • Back bend
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
I can write activities:
Dot-to-dot
My Passport Around the World Activities

I can write pattern books activities:
“ I can put on…”

Sensory exploration of the alphabet. Offering children a variety of ways to explore the alphabet: by using sandpaper or felt letters, salt trays, clay, magnetic letters, and by forming letters with their bodies.



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 duckling gets a cookie”

“Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?

“Blizzard” by John Rocco


Fill-in words in a name of an animal

Organize facts  in order


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

SONGS:
I'd Like To Teach the World to Sing

Songs in Polish, Spanish and Japanese


Mathematics
1.Number Sense, Quantity, and Counting
2. Number Relationships and Operations
3. Measurement, Classification and Data
4. Geometry and Spatial Reasoning

Sandpaper Numbers
Paint craft sticks and build shapes
1.Recite numbers to 10 and 20 ( older preschooler) is sequence
Science
  1. Physical Science
  2. Life Science
  3. Earth and Space Science
The Planet Earth
Children construct concepts about Earth’s systems, the impacts of human activity on these systems, and Earth’s place in the universe through observations, exploration, and investigations.
Social Studies
  1. Physical and Cultural Geography
  2. History
  3. Economics

Monday, Feb 6th Poland 7:45am
Tuesday, Feb 7th Rainforest 1:30
Wednesday Feb 8th Argentina 1:40
Thursday, Feb 9th
Costa Rica 1:30
Weds, Feb 15th Africa
Feb 13- Central and South America
  1. Identify various groups they belong to ( e.g., family, class, neighborhood)
  2. Geography
  3. Continents


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