This is my lesson plan grid for Juiciness and Sassyfras, who just turned 2, for the week. We probably won't get to everything, but this is my way of getting my ideas down on paper. I have abbreviated many things on the grid, so if you have questions, please feel free to ask in the comments and I will reply ASAP. Little J, who is 5 and in Montessori kindergarten, is starting to study fish. So, I have checked out several books at our library. I don't do any formal plans for him as he has a full day already, but I do try to support his interests and activities at school. He does reading and writing each evening. He is also a big science geek, so we do many experiments and look for local resources to support his curiosities.
Read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Read One Winter’s Day by M. Christina Butler
Read Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin
Read Frozen Noses by Jan Carr –do a story bag
Read Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
Review the sounds of Aa, Bb
Put magnets on fridge.
Introduce square. Glue squares on yellow paper.
Rote counting 1, 2, 3. Show numbers 1 and 2. Count objects during the day up to 3.
Sticker page with Aa and Bb. Review sounds
Play with flannel squares on flannel board.
(S)Play what’s that sound? (use train with whistle, shaker, jingle bell, shake-up car)
(P)Washing hands and face
(S)Winter sensory tub with cotton balls - add soft and fuzzy things
(P)Talk about winter clothes. Play with mittens, hats, scarves, coats, and boots.
(S)Smelling Jars (not to match) Vanilla, lavender, cocoa, peppermint, orange
(P) Sweeping- make a square on the floor and sweep pom poms into square.
Make a winter picture using glue mixed with paint and shaving cream-don't let them get it in their mouths. Finger paint or brushes.
Winter stickers picture
Paint snowflake cutouts. Attach a magnet to back.
Snowman dress up
Gross Motor(G)/ Fine Activities (F)
(G)Practice putting on and off coats
(F) Tear white paper for winter picture
(F)Open and close containers
(G)Play with balls
(F)Drop pom poms into bottle
(G)Play at the Park
(F) Play dough with hidden objects
(G)Jump on squares
(F) Peg work
Listen to music and dance. Teach freeze melt game.
Sing songs with hand plays.
Bring sled inside and sit in to tell story. Place stuffed dog, blankets, mittens, hats, scarves in a bag. Have cocoa after.
Turn classical music on when making bread.
Culture/ and Geography
Talk about hot and cold. Hold ice with mittens on and off. Feel warm water.
Make colored frozen ice and place in bowls to observe melting over time.
Winter Walk, take our buckets for our collectables.
Visit a local bakery and meet the baker
Muffin tin Monday
Make bread together
Number-1, introduce 2
Yellow drawer all week. Wear yellow.