1-2-3 Lesson Plan


Important dates
12th- First Night of Hanukkah
15th- Carols by Flashlight @
Child gifts from Santa due today
Holiday Shop money due today
20th- Camelot Holiday Party / Santa visit
Last night of Hanukkah
24th- Christmas Eve
25th- Christmas Day! – School closed
26th- Kwanzaa – School closed

Week 1- Friends/ emotions
-Sing,”If your Happy and you know it”
-Read, “Everybody feels Happy”
-Sorting Happy and sad faces
-Project: Friendship wreath
-Discuss- What makes you happy

-Sing,”The More we get together”
-Discuss what makes you angry
-Do the “Mad Stomp”
-Project: Emotion Face masks- choose which emotion we want to create
-Read, “Everybody feels Angry”
-Matching emotion cards

-Discuss what makes you feel scared
-Read, “Everybody feels Scared”
-Angry Alex Apple- intro
-Emotion cube- everyone acting out what emotion is displayed
-Project: making faces- color and put together
-Sorting happy and sad pictures

-Read, “Everybody feels Sad”
-Emotion Masks- act out how we feel
-Project: Thumbprint emotion book
-Counting faces
-Alex Apple- day two story
-Movement activities – two by two
Discuss what makes you feel sad

-Read, “Today I feel Silly”
-Sing- “The More we get together”
-Discuss what makes you feel silly
-Meet New Alex Apple – discuss
-Matching emotion cards
-Project: Silly Faces- pipe cleaners, brightly colored eyes and pom poms

Week 2- Gingerbread/ Stockings
-Read, “‘Twas the night before Christmas”
-Project: Foam Craft ornaments
-Sing, “Ring The Bells”‘
-Holiday music dance party

-Read, “Gingerbread Story”
-Project: Gingerbread craft
-Taste Test: Gingerbread cookies
-Graph- What part did you eat first? Head, arms, legs?
-Gingerbread line tracing

-Create a class gingerbread house
-Gingerbread shape match
-Sing, “5 Little Gingerbread men”
-Gingerbread cookie cutter art
-Gingerbread coloring sheets

-Read, “Santa Claus”
-Project: Santa Beard-cotton balls
Santa handprints
-Play dough Christmas cookie cutters
-Sing, “Where is Santa”

-Read, “Shhh”
-Project: Foam stockings- First letter of our name
-Build Santas House at the North Pole
-Stockings color match
-Sing ” Where is Santa”
-Discuss stockings, where does yours hang at home?

Week 3- Hanukkah
-Sing,”Hanukkah’s a Happy Time”
-Read, “Eight nights of Hanukkah”
– Introduce Hanukkah related pictures/ items
-Project: Make a menorah
-Counting candles

-Sing,”Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel”
-Discuss how to play spin the dreidel
-Project: create a Dreidel card
-Play The Dreidel game
– Hanukkah picture matching game
-Read, “Spin the Dreidel!”

-Sing,”Latke Latke Latke”
-Play find the gelt
-Review Hanukkah related pictures/ items
-Project: paper plate Latke
-Taste test latke
-Read, “A Chanukah Present for me”

-Read, “Celebrating Chanukah”
-Sing, “Hanukkah’s a Happy time”
-Project: Star of David
-Hanukkah picture matching game
-Freeze dance- Hebrew music

-Sing,”Ring the bells”
-Read, “Biggest Christmas Tree Ever”
-Play dough cookie cutters
-Project: Foam wreaths
-Holiday Freeze dance

Week 4- Christmas gifts/ holiday cheer
-Sing,”Where is Santa?”
-Read, “Christmas Treat”
-Play, “Pass the Christmas Tree”
-Project: Fingerprint lights
-Christmas cookie making game

-Christmas Feely box
-Project: Painting Popsicle sticks for reindeer face
Hand tracing for antlers
-Ornament letter match

-Read, “Rudolph to the rescue”
-Play, “Pin the nose on Rudolph”
-Project: Assemble Popsicle stick Reindeer
Assemble Hand/foot Reindeer
-Holiday music- freeze dance

-Read, “Christmas City”
-Project: Create our special Christmas gifts
Reindeer paper plates
-Christmas Tree math 1-10 with M & M’s
-Build Santa’s house
-Smell different holiday scents

-Sing,”Where is Santa”
-Read, “The 3 Bears Christmas”
-Ornaments in order by size
-Project: Paper plate ornaments
Finish Reindeer paper plates
-Discuss what we want for Christmas

Week 5- Christmas week/ New Years
Monday- School Closed

Tuesday- School Closed

-Sing,”Where is Santa?”
-Read, “‘Oh Christmas Tree”
-Holiday music dance party
-Project: Handprint Christmas Tree, Pom Pom ornaments
-Play dough cookie cutters

-Christmas cookie matching game
-Sing, “Where is Santa?”
-Taste Test- candy canes
-Graph- did you like it?
-Project: Paper Plate Candy Canes
Bead candy canes

-Sing, “Happy New Year”
-Project: New Years Noise Maker
-Discuss the New Year
-Make New Years resolutions