MONTHLY FOCUS: MAY 2017

PPRESCHOOL MONTHLY PLAN : MAY, 2017 Mrs. Krysztoforska
THEME: Preschool Zoo and Zoology

Domain                           Elements                        Classroom Focus          VELS
Approaches to learning
1.Play and Explore
2.Initiative
3.Problem Solving
Element 2: Initiative Goal 1: Children show curiosity about the world around them and take action to interact with it and learn.

Sound Expressions: animals in the zoo

Dramatic play area: zoo,


Build a zoo with large blocks

Map making
Demonstrate flexibility, imagination and inventiveness in approaching task and activities through play 2. Explore and discuss a range of topics, ideas and tasks 3. Attempt to master new skills (e.g., make a map) 4. Ask questions to find out about future events


Social-Emotional Development
1.Emotion and Self Regulation
2.Self-Awareness
Element 2: Self-Awareness Goal 1: Children demonstrate an awareness of own personal characteristics, skills and abilities
Create class chant

Focus on choice making

Focus on small group activities


Breathing: Butterfly Breathing
Express needs of self and others 2. Stand up for rights of self and others 3. Make choices and understand consequences 4. Show confidence in range of abilities and in the capacity to accomplish tasks and take on new tasks 5. Express cultural influences from home, neighborhood and community e.g., celebrating traditions 6. Demonstrate an understanding and acceptance of similarities and differences among people e.g., gender, race, special needs, culture, language and family
Growing, Moving, Being, being healthy
1.Motor Development and Coordination
2. Health and Safety Practices
Games:
The Dolphin Echolocation Game
Move through space showing awareness of own body in relation to other people and objects
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

Engage in creative play

  • Initiate conversations with others and maintain topic of conversation 2-4 turns
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
Zoology for kids by Josh And Bethanie Hestermann


Make labels for animals
 
Sight word hunt

Matching games

Reading phonetic books
Phonological Awareness

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

-Painting small boxes to create home for an imaginary animal

Dramatic play: Zookeeper and ticket selling
Build 3D shapes
Build with large blocks

Build a Stethoscope

Show appreciation for different art forms and the creative work of others
Mathematics
1.Number Sense, Quantity, and Counting
2. Number Relationships and Operations
3. Measurement, Classification and Data
4. Geometry and Spatial Reasoning

Use small animal for counting

Use different animals to create sets

Play cooperative games at circle time

Include math in daily routines

Shapes and colours

Animal cards and counting
Use a range of strategies such as counting, matching to compare quantity in two sets of objects and describe the relationship with comparative terms (e.g., more, less, fewer, equal)
Science
  1. Physical Science
  2. Life Science
Focus on scientific vocabulary
  • Lifecycle ( week 4
  • Cold blooded ( week 5)
  • Warm blooded( week 6)
  • - echolocation ( week 1)
  • Zoology ( week 2)
  • Metamorphosis ( week 3)
  1. Compare and discuss how animals live  
Describe how animals are different
Social Studies
  1. Physical and Cultural Geography
  2. History
  3. Economics
Dig Up “Animal Bones”activities  
More to come

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