Weekly Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan #1

Week: 8/29-9/2                                        

Teacher: Mrs. Zeinab 

Theme: Welcome to Preschool
 Monday

  Tuesday

  Wednesday

  Thursday

  Friday


Circle time
 Greetings/ Why do we come to school/Discuss what the children will do and learn at school.Greetings/ Establish our classroom rules/ State rules in a positive way.Greetings/ Explore the classroom/children will take a tour in the classroom ,walk to each area and discover what we can do in it. Greetings/ Find the item/ Name an item in the classroom and one child will bring it to the circle.No School

Small group
Self portrait/ Encourage the child to drawing himself/herself “Find a friend”Game/ a fun activity designed to help the children become comfortable with their new classmates.Introducing the kitchen area/ Encourage creative thinking and interaction with peers.Introducing the block area/ The blocks are great for assessing their knowledge about shapes, counting, colors.No School


Math/Science
Counting how many friends are in the classroom.Introducing the kitchen area/ Encourage creative thinking and interaction with peers.Introducing the block area/ The blocks are great for assessing their knowledge about shapes, counting, colors.Introducing Magnifying glasses/ Children can practice using them and take them around the room to check out toys.No School
Language/LiteracyMy Book about MeThe caring me I want to be!The boy with big,big feelingsI know you could!No School

Music/ Movement
Chalk/ Head shoulders knees toes (song)Bean bags game/ If you happy and you know it (song)Catch the ball/Itsy bitsy spider (song)Bubble/ The wheel on the bus (song)No School

Lesson Plan #2

Week of: September 13th -17th

All About Me Books for Little Learners - Pocket of Preschool
Theme: 
All about me
  Monday           Tuesday               Wednesday    Thursday    Friday


Circle time
  Labor DayAll about me questions? Why I am special? My Favorite color? Calendar/Counting, days of the week, season of the year, months of the year, identify numbers, colors etc..What is your favorite tv show? What is your favorite toy? CalendarFeeling Chart/this activity will get children thinking about different feelings. CalendarFamilies Game/ tell the children to listen to what I am saying and stand up if I am saying the true/ Example: Stand up if you have a sister.




Small group


Labor Day
My portrait/Children use a mirror to draw themselves/Oval me/ On a paper pre-draw an oval. Encourage the children to paint details on their faces.Rainbow name tracing/Help the children become familiar with their names/Explore the letters in their namesBuilding houses/ Encourage the children to build their house out of the blocks.


Math/Science
  Labor DayBig or Small gameAll about me Height activity / Discuss short and tallMixing PaintMagnifying glasses
  Language/ LiteracyLabor Day  All about meOne AfternoonA Rainbow all Around meTwo eyes, A Nose and A Mouth
  Music/ MovementLabor DayPass the ball around the circle.I will draw different types of lines outside/zig-zag, curvy line etc… / let the children walk over themBowling with bean bag  Counting to 100 /Exercise

Lesson Plan#3

Week of: September 12th– 16th

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Theme: Family Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday


Circle time
Encourage the children toTalk about one family member.Ex. I love my mom because..?Who am I? Ask questions that family members do at home/Ex. I am thinking about a family member makes dinnerAsk the children what types of things their families do together/Ex: Eating Pizza, Watching movies etc…Children will talk about brothers and sistersDiscuss with the children what they like to do with their families.





Small group



Draw a family picture and tell a story about it. 
 Tracing  Playdough Practice cutting Pattern


Math/Science
countingPuzzle shapesNumber RecognitionSink or FloatHunting Numbers
 Language/LiteracyDon’t wake up Mama/StoryThe New Baby!/StoryHush! /StoryA visit to Grandma’s/StoryGrandpa and Me/Story
 Music/ MovementSee it, sing it sight it/Exercise inside and outside. Days of the week song/Alphabet songToss the bean bag into the basket. Days of the week song/Alphabet songCount to 100 Exercise/Days of the week song/Alphabet songDays of the week song/Alphabet songPete the cat song /Days of the week song/Alphabet song

Lesson Plan #4

Week of: September 19th -23th

Theme: Apple Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday
Circle timeChildren will identify theColors of the apples. Identify the letter “A”Explore items start with the letter “A” in the classroom.Type of apples? How does it taste? Juicy /Crunchy Sweet Etc…Who has the letter “A” in his/her name? Name tag.Parts of an apple/ Seed/Leaf/Stem/SkinDifferent food we can make from apples
Small groupTracing the letter “A”Making the letter “A” with playdoughLetter “A” CollageApple StampingApple Art CraftWriting the letter ”A”
Math/ScienceCounting to 10Sorting by colorsMore or lessIdentify numbers 1,2 and 3Apple Life Cycle
Language/LiteracyPicking Apples (Story)Johnny Apple Seed (Story)Apple-Picking Day (Story)Lama Lama Red Pajama (Story)The Surprise garden (Story)
Music/ MovementWay Up High in an Apple TreeApples and Bananas5 Little ApplesTen Apples On My Head Freeze Dance

Lesson Plan #5   

Week of: September 26th -30th           

   

Theme:  Friendship Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday
Circle timeWhat does “friend means?How to be a good friend?
Do you have the letter “B” in your name?
How to make a friend?
Words start with the letter “B”
What would you do when your friend is mad?How do we play together in the classroom?
Small groupTracing the letter “B”
Friendship Bracelet
Love come in different colors (activity)
Letter “B” Crown activity
Letter “B” Collage
Tracing the letter “B”
 
Skittle Rainbow fun and colorful activity
Making the Letter “B” with Legos
Learning to write the letter “B”
Friendship Chart activity
Math/Science Making Playdough Sorting by colorsNumber Matching Mixing colors Identify shapes
Language/LiteracyBiscuit Gives a Gift (Book)
Name
Calendar
Reading Buddies (Book)
Name
Calendar
Little Quack’s New Friend (Book)
Name
Calendar
My Friend Bear (Book)
Name
Calendar
Owen (Book)
Name
Calendar
Music/ MovementWill you be a friend of mine (Song)Friends (Song)Make new friends (Song)The more we get together (song)Let’s be friends (Song)

Lesson Plan #6

Week of: October 3rd to 7th

Theme:
 Farm Animals
 Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday Friday
Circle timeWhat animals live on a farm? What do cows give us?What do the farm animals eat?What’s your favorite  farm animal ?Field Trip/No Class 
Small groupMaking a chicken craft  Paper/ glue stick
Tracing the letter “C”
Cow craft/ scissors, glue, paper crayons
 Letter “C” with dot
Sheep craft(Stick, cotton ball, paper, scissor, glue, crayons)
 Letter “C” hat
Building a farm with blocks/ animals/
 Letter “C” Collage
Field Trip/ No Class
Math/ScienceLife cycle of a chicken 
 Practice Counting 
 Calendar
What do you know about cows?

Practice Counting
  Calendar
More or Less Practice Counting
  Calendar
Build a shape with popsicle sticks
 Practice Counting  
Calendar
Field Trip/No Class
Language/LiteracyIntroducing the letter “C” Little Blue truck (Book) 
Tracing Name
Do You have the letter “C” in your name? A Mud Pie for Mother (Book) 
Tracing Name 
What words start with the letter “C” Chicken Little (Book)
 Tracing Name
Can you write the Letter “C” Chicken Fly The Coop (Book) 
Tracing Name
Field Trip/No Class
Music/ MovementOld MacDonald had a farm songAnimal’s dance and freezeI spy Game with NumbersDuck Duck goose gameField Trip/No Class

Lesson Plan #7

Week of Of October 10th  to 14th

Theme: 
Pumpkin
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 Circle timeWhat’s a pumpkin? What’s inside a pumpkin? What foods can be made from pumpkins?How do pumpkins grow?Describe the pumpkin Size/texture/color
 Small groupDecorate a pumpkin
Tracing the letter “D”
Paint a pumpkin 
Letter “D” Hat
Yarn pumpkin craft
Letter “D” with dot
Making a pumpkin
Making the letter “ D” with playdough
Pumpkin puzzle
Do you know how to write “D” “d” ? let’s do it
 Math/ScienceTouch and observe a pumpkin
Practice Counting
Calendar
Exploring what’s inside a pumpkin 
Practice Counting
Calendar
How many seeds are in the pumpkin
 Practice Counting
Calendar
Sink or float (pumpkin)
Practice Counting
Calendar
Making shapes with popsicle sticks
Practice Counting
Calendar
 Language/LiteracyThe “ Itsy Bitsy pumpkin (story) Introduce the letter “D” 
Building  Names with Lego    
The runaway pumpkin (story)Do you have the letter “d” in your name?
 Building  Names with Lego 
The little green pumpkin What words start with letter “D”
 Building  Names with Lego
From seed to pumpkin (story) Letter “D” collage 
Building  Names with Lego 
It’s pumpkin time (story)   
Building  Names with Lego 
Music/ Movement5 little pumpkins (song)Pumpkin man dance and freeze (song)The Pumpkin pie (song)I picked one pumpkin (song)Pumpkin chant (song)

Lesson Plan #8

Week of: October 17th to 21th

Theme: Leaves Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday

Circle time
Children will learn about the seasons.Why do the leaves change colors?Why do the leaves fall from the tree?Children will learn about different kinds of leaves.How do leaves grow back  on  trees ?


Small group
Children will use a hole punch to make confetti with the leaves. Tracing the letter “E”Decorate a leafLetter “E” HatChildren will create leaf Rubbing art Letter “E” with dotLetter “E” Collage

Leaf Suncatcher.We place some leaves on the windows.

Math/Science
Sorting leaves/ Practice Counting  CalendarMixing Paint / Practice Counting  CalendarMaking pattern with leaves Practice Counting  CalendarChildren will observe the different types of leaves with magnifying glasses. Practice Counting CalendarHow many leaves do you have? Practice Counting Calendar
Language/LiteracyAutumn Days (book)Introduce the Letter ‘E”Name with dot Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (book)Do You have the letter “E” in your name?Name  with dot Fall Leaves Fall (book) What words start with the letter “E” Name  with dot  Mouse First Fall (book) Write the letter “E” Name  with dot First Broom
Name with dot 
Music/ MovementCollecting Leaves from outside.Autumn leaves are falling down (song)Leaf memory game /The Leaf (song)I spy a leaf (game)Leaf Little Leaf (song)Draw leaves with Chalk outside How many leaves?(song)Leaves game Autumn Leaves are falling down (song)

Lesson Plan #9

Week of October 24th-28th 

                             

Theme: Halloween Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday
 Circle timeWhat “Halloween” is? Why is it fun?What animals that go with Halloween, like bats, rats, spiders, centipedes, wolves…What are we going to dress for HalloweenTrick or Treat mannersWe are going to talk about our plan for Halloween
 Small groupMaking a spider (craft) (Paint, marbles, papers)Paint with forke Letter “F” with dotHalloween wreath 
Letter “F” hat
Skeleton
 Letter “F” collage
Ghost (with lollipop)
 Math/ScienceChildren will make their own witch or monster (Triangle shape, googly eyes, yarn markers,) papers
Practice counting
Calendar
Halloween Balloons 
Practice counting
Calendar
Recognize and match the numbers 
Practice counting
Calendar
Halloween skittles experiment
 Practice counting
Calendar 
Shape recognition 
 Practice counting
Calendar    
 Language/LiteracyIntroduce the letter “F” 
Name
 “Mouse First Halloween”
Name items start with letter “F” Name “
Ten Timid Ghosts”
Tracing the letter “F”
Name
 “Halloween Mice”
Making the  letter “F” With playdough
 Name
 “Scary scary Halloween”
Write the letter “F”

“The little old lady who was not afraid of anything”
 Music/ MovementIncy Wincy spider rhymeFive little GhostsFive little spiders 5 little pumpkin songBingo
Trick or treat song

Lesson Plan #10

Week of October 31st to November 4th

Theme: 
Community helpers
 Monday        Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday              


Circle time
Explain why we are talking about community helpers?What do we need to do when we have an emergency?What do you like to do when you grow up and why?How to be a good helper at school?Discussion about who we can safely ask for help when we need it




Small group
Dental health
 Tracing the letter “G”
Police officer Visit at 10:00am
Chef visit at 2:00pm  
Letter “G” Hat
Nurses Visit at 10:00am  
Letter “G” with dot
Cooking with a chef at 9:00am
Letter “G” Collage
 Fire craft


Math/Science
Brushing teeth
Practice Counting Calendar
911
Practice Counting Calendar
How do you stay healthy?Practice Counting CalendarCooking
Practice Counting Calendar
Fire safety
Counting Calendar
 Language/LiteracyDentist (story)Introduce the letter “G”
Name 
Barney & BJ Go to the police station
Do you have the letter “G” in your name?
Name
When I see my doctor (book)
What words start with the letter “G”
Name
Mr. Cookie baker (book)
Write the letter “G”
Name
I am going to be a Firefighter (book)
Name
Making the letter “G” with playdough
Game/Music/ MovementTooth brushing songI am a police officer songNurse (song)Cooking with vegetables (song) Here comes the firetruck(song)

Lesson Plan#11

Week: Of November 7th to 11th

Theme: 
Emotion & feeling

Monday

  Tuesday

  Wednesday

  Thursday

  Friday
Circle time Encourage the children to identify their feelingsNo ClassWhat things will make us happy, sad, angry etc..How are you feeling? chart What should we do when we get upset or sad?
Small groupChildren will draw them self happy in one side of the paper and sad on the opposite side
Tracing the letter “H”
No ClassLet’s paint our feelings / it’s free choice of painting
Letter “H” craft  
Emotions with plastic eggs.
Letter “H” with dot 
Color your feelings
Letter “h” Collage
Math/ScienceChildren will use a shape feelings face to design it 
Playdough Feelings
No ClassSort the feelings Teach the children how to react to their emotionsElephant toothpaste experiment Textures / children will name items and describe their feelings about it  

Language/Literacy
The boy with big big feelings(book)Introducing the Letter “H”/ NameNo ClassThe way I feel (book)Do you have the letter “H” in your name?Lama Lama mad at mama (book)What words start with the letter “H” The important dinosaur (book)Can you write the upper and lower case “H”?
Game/Music/ MovementIf you are happy and you know it (song)No SchoolSimon says game Feeling game These are my feelings (song)

Lesson Plan #12

Week Of November 14th to 18th

Spirit Week

                

Theme:
 Thankful
 Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday
Circle timeWhat things are we thankful for?Wear your favorite sports team apparel.Thankful and Grateful.
Crazy hair/Hat day
Asking the children about their feelings when they’ve received something?
No Costume please
Ways to help
Manners.
Treat yourself with a junkie snack.
Share and Donate
 Pajama Day
Small groupChildren will make a corn collage
 Tracing the uppercase and lowercase “I”
Paint with Feathers
 Letter “I” with dot
Playdough/ children will pretend making Thanksgiving dinner by using Play dough
Letter “I “ activity
Pie pan with paint/ paper, marble, paint, pan.Children will cut pictures of food and glue them on a paper/pretend they are preparing Thanksgiving Meal 


Math/Science
Children will sort the feathers by colors More or less
Calendar
Counting  to 30
How many? Children will choose a number card then they count out the number of feathers and place them in a box
Calendar
Counting  to 30
Volcano Science Experiment 
Calendar
Counting  to 30
Oil and water science experiment/ children will observe how water and oil don’t mix
Calendar
Counting  to 30
Children will be able to identify and make a shape with craft sticks 
Calendar
Counting  to 30
 Language/LiteracyI am thankful (story)
Introduce letter “I”
Name 
Ten Thankful turkeys (story)
Who has the letter “I “ in his/her name
Name 
Bear say thanks (story) 
Making “I” with craft Sticks
/Name 
Pete the cat the first thanksgiving (story)
Letter “I” Collage/ 
Name 
Turkey trouble (story)
Write the letter ” I”/ 
Name 
Game/Music/ MovementTossing Feathers /Game Thank you, Song
Simon says (game)
The Turkey Hop/Song
Duck duck goose (game)
If you are Thankful and you know it/song
Letter (game)
How do Turkeys move/
Shapes (game)

Lesson Plan#13

Week of November 21th to 25th

Theme: ThanksgivingMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday  Friday
 Circle timeWhat is Thanksgiving? Why do people celebrate  it?What is the most important thing about Thanksgiving?No SchoolNo SchoolNo School
 Small groupTurkey Craft (paint)Thanksgiving SnacksTurkey Craft  
Thanksgiving Chex Mix
No SchoolNo SchoolNo School
 Math/ScienceCooking with Mrs. Aoun at 2:00pm
Making a Turkey with fruits
Shapes Recognition
Cooking with chefs at 2:00pm
 Numbers Recognition
No SchoolNo School No School
Language/LiteracyPete the Cat/ the First thanksgiving (book) 
Calendar
Practice counting to 3o
Being Thankful (book) 
Calendar
Practice counting to 3o
No SchoolNo SchoolNo School
 Music/ MovementTen Little Turkeys (Song)
Letter hunt (game)
Thanksgiving Feast (Song)
 Bingo
(name)
No SchoolNo SchoolNo School

Lesson Plan#14

Week:Of November 28th to December 2nd  

Theme: Weather 
Monday     

  Tuesday

  Wednesday

  Thursday

  Friday


Circle time
Introduce the weather chartWhat will the weather be ?Do you think it is sunny or cloudy, hot or cold, windy or calm?Why does the temperature drop when the sun rises in the morning?What is the safest place to go when a tornado hits ? 



Small group
Rain Cloud Craft/

Tracing the letter “J”
Cloud Puppets/
 Letter “J”  activity
Painting name (Q-tips, white paint)/
Letter “J”  activity
Ripped Paper Sun /
Letter “J” collage 
Sun Puppet/ 
Can you write the letter “J


Math/Science

Sink or Float 
Count the Cotton balls
Bubble wrap rain painting Creating clouds in a  jar (Science experiment)
Matching number 
Cotton Clouds  Shaving cream 

Language/Literacy
All about the weather (book)
Introducing the Letter “J”/ 
Name
How will the weather be (book)
What words start with the letter “J”/ 
Name
Splash (book) 
Do you have the letter” J” in your name? 
Name
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs (book)
Letter “J”
Name
Little cloud (book) 
Name with dots/
Review the letters

Game/Music/ Movement
How is the weather (song)
Hunting letters (game)
Singing in the rain (song)Drip,Drop, Rain (song)Sun,Wind Rain and Snow (song)Rain,Rain (song)

Others

Practice cutting Sorting clothes Weather VocabsCutting and pasting Weather Bingo

Lesson Plan #15

Week of December 5 to 9

Theme: 
Hibernation animals

Monday      

  Tuesday

  Wednesday

  Thursday

  Friday


Circle time
 Explaining Hibernation to the children What  animals hibernate in the winter ? How do animals prepare for Hibernation?Show the children hibernation animals’ homes under and above the ground then let them discover who lives where?Why do animals hibernate?  



Small group
Children will make hibernation craft

Tracing the letter  “K”
Hibernations AnimalsPuppet 
Letter “K” activity (with dot)
Children will cut out things that interest them from news paper than glue them on a construction paper 
Letter “K”activity (hat)
Children will make animals home for winter (boxes, cans, )Children will build a cave for hibernation animals by using block, animal toys, Lego, teddy bears 


Math/Science
Shaving Cream (activity)CalendarCounting to 30.
Animal Sort
CalendarCounting to 30.
Children will count out corresponding number of cotton balls and place them on each cloud 
CalendarCounting to 30.
Cloud shapes cover up 
CalendarCounting to 30.
Children will create weather forecasts
CalendarCounting to 30.

Language/Literacy
Introducing the letter” K” 
Name 
Name things start with letter “K “
Name
Letter” K” Collage 
Name 
Making “K” with craft sticks.
Name
Let’s write the letter “K” on the board
Name

Music/ Movement
The dr. Binocs show (Song)
Counting Animals Game
Nature song for kids (hibernate)
Letter hunt (game)
Where is bear? (song)
Tossing the bean bags(game)
Animal dance and freeze
Find the missing number (game) 
Hibernation song 
OthersGetting ready for hibernate (short movie)Practice cuttingPlaydoughPuzzleBeads

Lesson Plan #16

Week of December 12 to 16

                                

Theme: Winter Clothes 
Monday

  Tuesday

  Wednesday

  Thursday

  Friday


Circle time
Talk about Winter, show photos and use for discussion What do we Wear in the winter?Different clothes for different seasons We will discuss how we stay warm in the winter How do we take care of our clothes?


Small group
Children will cut pictures of clothes than hang them on a piece of yarn  
Tracing the letter “L”Practice putting jacket and gloves on 
Design your own winter clothes
Letter “L” activity (hat)
Practice putting jacket and gloves on 
How we lace clothes 
Letter “L” with dot
Practice putting jacket and gloves on 
Knitting in the classroom 
Practice putting jacket and gloves on  
Craft with letter “L”(kite)
Make “L” with playdough”
Practice putting jacket and gloves on 

Math/Science
Firework in a glass (Science experiment)
Calendar
Counting to 30 
Counting and classifying buttons
Calendar
Counting to 30 
Lacing
Calendar


Counting to 30 
How are clothes made? Show the children video 
Calendar
Counting to 30 
Patterns with buttonCalendar


Counting to 30 

Language/Literacy
Under my hood I have a hat (book)

Introducing letter “L”

Name  
Froggy get dressed (book)

Name items start with letter “L” 

Children will be able to write their names  
Little owl’s orange scarf(book)

Tracing the letter “L” 
Children will be able to write their names  
The jacket I wear in the snow (book)
Letter “L” collage 
Children will be able to write their names  
Shall I knit you a hat (book)
Children will be able to write the letter “L” 
Children will be able to write their names  

Music/ Movement
Seasons and clothes (song)Winter clothing (song)Get dressed for the day(song)Travelers(song)What are you wearing (song)