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Troy Preschool: Schroeder 3’s, 4’s, & 5’s – Weekly Happenings: September 17th – September 21st

Description KDI’s
Greeting Monday: Approaches to Learning – initiative,
1. Using rice written, Sand and Water Table Area card, photograph of rice, photograph of rice all over the floor, no eating symbol, discussed how rice engagement, problem solving, reflection
Time would be in the table for the week, talked about how we can’t eat the rice or put it in water, discussed how we can keep the rice in a bowl/container
to take it from one area to the next, so it doesn’t spill, talked about not throwing it or dumping it Social/Emotional – sense of competence,
2. Classroom jobs written, drawing of the schedule mover, the line leader, the door holder, the wagon puller, and the recycler, explained each job and emotions, empathy, community, building
explained how the letter links on the board indicate who has which job relationships, moral development
3. Happy Birthday written, drawing of balloons, Mrs. Chowdhury, and a birthday cake, Mrs. Chowdhury’s letter link symbol, wished Mrs.
Chowdhury a happy birthday Physical/Health – fine-motor skills, body
awareness
Tuesday:
1. Science experiment written, reviewed that red and blue make purple, that red and yellow make orange, and that blue and yellow make green Language/Literacy/Communication –
2. Recycling written, photograph of a recycling bin with trash in it, photograph of a recycling bin with recyclables in it, explained how we can recycle comprehension, speaking, vocabulary,
paper, cardboard, and plastic phonological awareness, alphabetic
3. Shapes written, drawing of a triangle, a square, a trapezoid, a diamond, and a hexagon, students learned the names of the shapes knowledge, reading, concepts about print,
book knowledge, writing
Wednesday:
1. Problem solving written, photograph of drinking fountain, photograph of art easel, explained how we’ve been upset because we’ve seen students Mathematics – number words and symbols,
playing at the drinking fountain and painting the easel, students stated they could drink water and/or fill up their water bottles and paint on paper shapes
2. Lining up outside written, photograph of the dumpsters and of the fence, explained how students have been walking behind the dumpsters and
hiding behind the fence, stated how it makes us teachers sad and how it is dangerous, students suggested walking in front of the dumpsters and Creative Arts – N/A
standing at the wall
3. Sorting written, reviewed yesterday how we sorted counters by placing them into groups based on similarities, students took turns sorting the Science/Technology – observing, classifying,
magnets by color drawing conclusions, communicating ideas

Thursday: Social Studies – decision making, geography,


1. Items in hallway written, photograph of lockers, a piano, and carts, explained that these items aren’t ours and how we could hurt ourselves, drew no history
touching symbol to remind students not to touch these things
2. Collecting rocks written, stated how we’ve seen students collecting rocks and putting them in their pockets, explained how we’ve created a nature
container to take outside with us for us to put rocks into
3. It is raining written, drawing of Outside Time schedule sign with no symbol and drawing of Special Time schedule sign with gym written,
explained how we’d be going to the gym if it continues to rain

Friday:
1. Personal space written, photographs of children being on top of one another and/or touching one another and/or playing rough with one another,
explained how we’ve been seeing a lot of this in the classroom, stated how if we do these things someone is going to get hurt
2. Silly vs. focused written, photograph of a child being silly and a photograph of a child being focused, explained how there are times of the day
when we need to be focused (greeting time, small-group time, large-group time, etc.) and other times when we can be silly (outside time, work time,
etc.)
3. Sorting foods written, photograph of a carrot, an apple, an orange, a cookie, and a piece of cake, students stated what foods are healthy and which
foods aren’t healthy, students sorted them into two groups, we explained how desserts have lots of sugar and make us tired where as fruits and
vegetables have vitamins and give us energy

*What did each morning: wrote their names, read/looked at books, sang Time to Put Books Away song, stated day of week, stated the weather, wrote numbers 1
– 3 on board stating number poems*
Small  Students were provided with shapes (squares, triangles, trapezoids, diamonds, and hexagons). Students used the shapes to make their own Approaches to Learning – initiative,
creations. Students created animals and other objects like robots, birds, flowers, snakes, houses, etc. Students learned to identify all of the shapes. engagement, use of resources, reflection
Group
Time  Students were provided with counters. Students sorted them by color and/or by type of animal. Students put them in separate piles. They counted Social/Emotional – community, building
how many of each color they had using 1:1 correspondence. relationships, cooperative play

 Students were provided with a piece of paper with all the letters in their first name typed on it. The letters were all uppercase and all mixed up. Physical/Health – fine-motor skills, body
Students cut the letters into separate pieces. They rearranged the letters to spell their first name. Students pointed to and identified the letters in awareness
their name. Afterwards, students were provided with a piece of paper with all the letters in their first name typed on it, but this time the letters
were all lowercase (except the first letter of their name). All the letters were still mixed up. Students cut the letters into separate pieces. They Language/Literacy/Communication –
rearranged the letters to spell their first name. Students pointed to and identified the letters in their name. comprehension, speaking, vocabulary,
phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge
 Students were provided with leaves and paint in order to do leaf painting. Students painted leaves with a little bit of paint and pressed the leaf
down onto a piece of paper. Students did this with a variety of leaves of different shapes, sizes, and colors. Mathematics – number words and symbols,
counting, shapes
 Students went outside and cleaned up the school environment. Each student was given a trash bag and filled it up with trash he/she found.
Students threw the trash in the dumpster. Students learned that litter is trash that is left on the ground. We explained how it can be harmful to Creative Arts – art
animals.
Science/Technology – observing, classifying,
experimenting, predicting, drawing
conclusions, communicating ideas

Social Studies – decision making, ecology


Large Monday: Approaches to Learning – initiative,
Group  Easy to Join Activity – sang Come on Over and Sit Right Down song engagement
 Song Book taken out, introduced students to the Birthday Songs, sang Happy Birthday to Mrs. Chowdhury, sang Here We Go Around the Birthday
Time Girl as we walked in a circle around Mrs. Chowdhury, and sang Make a Wish and Blow Us Out as we pretended to be candles and as Mrs. Social/Emotional – community, building
Chowdhury pretended to blow us out relationships, cooperative play

Tuesday: Physical/Health – gross-motor skills, body


 Easy to Join Activity – sang Come on Over and Sit Right Down song awareness
 Students practiced skipping, spinning, hopping, and running, students took turns rolling a die with a number on it, choosing a picture, and doing that
movement while counting Language/Literacy/Communication –
comprehension, speaking, vocabulary,
Wednesday: phonological awareness
 Easy to Join Activity – sang Come on Over and Sit Right Down song
 Students practiced skipping, spinning, hopping, and running, students took turns rolling a die with a number on it, choosing a picture, and doing that Mathematics – number words and symbols,
movement while counting counting

Thursday: Creative Arts – music, movement, pretend


play
 Easy to Join Activity – sang Come on Over and Sit Right Down song
 Students were provided with rhythm sticks, learned how to tap them in the air, tap them on the ground, and rub them together, students kept a
Science/Technology – observing, drawing
steady beat using the rhythm sticks
conclusions, communicating ideas
Friday:
Social Studies – decision making
 Easy to Join Activity – sang Come on Over and Sit Right Down song
 Students were provided with rhythm sticks, learned how to tap them in the air, tap them on the ground, and rub them together, students kept a
steady beat using the rhythm sticks
Planning Mornings: Approaches to Learning – initiative, planning,
 Laid out area card chart, took turns using pointer stick to point to and state the areas where wanted to go play engagement
Time  Used binoculars for pretend, looked for areas where wanted to go play
 Used paper towel tube, pretended it was a telescope, looked for areas where wanted to go play Social/Emotional – building relationships
 Laid out area card chart, placed paper towel tube over areas, placed letter die down tube on areas where wanted to go play
 Each received a shape puzzle piece and hid it in hands, when shape named, placed onto puzzle and stated where wanted to go play Physical/Health – N/A

Afternoons: Language/Literacy/Communication –
 Planning chart on back of door everyday, place area cards where want to go play behind own letter link comprehension, speaking, vocabulary,
phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge
concepts about print

Mathematics – shapes, spatial awareness

Creative Arts – pretend play

Science/Technology – communicating ideas

Social Studies – decision making, geography


Recall Mornings: Approaches to Learning –engagement, reflection
 Area card chart laid out, took turns using pointer stick to point to and state the areas where went and played
Time  Laid out area card chart, used tweezers to pick up animal counters and placed onto areas where went and played Social/Emotional – building relationships
 Used phones, dialed number and stated areas where went and played
 Laid out area card chart, drove/flew vehicles to areas where went and played Physical/Health – gross-motor skills, fine-motor
 Each received a number puzzle piece and hid it in hands, when number stated, placed onto puzzle and stated areas where went and played skills

Afternoons: Language/Literacy/Communication –
 Rolled die, stated number rolled on, did that number of movements, stated areas where went and played comprehension, speaking, vocabulary
 Used puppets for pretend, changed voice to state areas where went and played
 Held onto bucket, took turns tossing ball into bucket and stated where went and played Mathematics – number words and symbols,
 Laid out area chard chart, used clothespins to pick up cotton balls and placed onto areas where went and played counting, spatial awareness
 Each received a transportation puzzle piece and hid it in hands, when number stated, placed onto puzzle and stated areas where went and played
Creative Arts – pretend play

Science/Technology – drawing conclusions,


communicating ideas

Social Studies – geography, history


Other Literature: Approaches to Learning – initiative,
 Students spent time looking at books. They did this at greeting time, snack time, work time, rest time, outside time, afternoon snack time, and engagement, problem solving, use of resources
afternoon work time.
Social/Emotional – sense of competence,
Sensory Table: community, building relationships,
 Inside the sensory table was rice. cooperative play, moral development, conflict
resolution
Outside
 While outside, students explored and observed the world. Students played on the swings, on the jungle gyms, on the slides, on the merry-go-round, Physical/Health – gross-motor skills, fine-
and in the sand box. Some students played chase. Others played catch and played hockey. Students drew with chalk and jump roped, as well. motor skills, body awareness, personal care,
 Students had to go to the gym due to the rain. While in the gym students played with hockey sticks, balls, jump ropes, and hula hoops. healthy behavior

Work Time: Language/Literacy/Communication –


 Students are continuing to learn about each area within the classroom, to learn what materials/items can be found within each area and to learn how comprehension, speaking, vocabulary
to communicate what they are doing.
 Students are continuing to learn about their teachers and one another and to engage in conversations/activities with them. Mathematics – spatial awareness
 Students are beginning to learn how to problem solve and continuing to learn about the rules of the classroom.
Creative Arts – art, music, movement, pretend
 Students are working on their independence and learning healthy practices.
play

Science/Technology – observing, drawing


conclusions, communicating ideas, natural and
physical world, technology

Social Studies – community roles, decision


making, geography