ABC Lesson Plan

February 2018

2nd Groundhog Day
13th Mardi Gras
14th Valentine’s Day / Party (we will be decorating bags in school for the children to use during the handout of valentine cards!)
16th Chinese New Year
19th Presidents Day (Closed)

Throughout the month we will continue to practice putting on our own socks and shoes. We will also continue working on putting on our jackets/zippers, hats and gloves … (mittens are always preferable at this age  ). We will spend time discussing patterns and rhyming words throughout the month. We will learn how to recognize and make practice making them on our own.

Week 1: (4th-10th) Children’s Authors; Letter Rr
We will introduce the letter Rr, how to recognize it, write it, and its sound. We will learn about various children’s authors and discuss what an author is and does. During circle time we will create our own imaginative story as a class for a literacy activity.
• Letter Rr introduction, formation and sound
• Tracing letter Rr
• Letter Rr word wall
• Raccoon counting activity
• Marcus Pfister “The Rainbow Fish”
-Rainbow fish, torn tissue paper and tin-foil craft
• Eric Carle “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
-caterpillar name craft
• Laura Numeroff “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”
-Cause/effect mouse and cookie activity
-“chocolate chip” cookie counting
• “Duck For President” by David Sharron
-duck craft
• Letter R rice craft
• Pattern matching worksheet
• Making the letter Rr with play dough
• Heart shape, tracing, cutting and decorating activity

Week 2: (11th-17th) Valentine’s Day; Mardi Gras; Chinese New Year; Letter Ss
Our Valentine’s Day party and card exchange is Wednesday the 14th! We will also celebrate Mardi Gras and the Chinese New Year this week. Letter Ss will be introduced
• Letter Ss introduction (formation and sound)
• Letter Ss tracing and writing
• Letter Ss word bank
• Heart mosaic craft (children practice tracing a heart and use tissue paper that they rip to fill in the heart
• Heart people craft
• Candy heart color sort and counting activity
• Disappearing words (candy heart experiment)
• Valentine bag decoration
• Broken heart number match
• Heart size sort
• Candy heart patterns
• Mardi Gras mask on Tuesday
• Chinese New Year discussion and craft on Friday

Week 3:
(18th-24th) Presidents Day; Dental Health; Letter review

*CLOSED MONDAY for Presidents Day! *
February is children’s dental hygiene month so, this week we will discuss the importance of brushing our teeth!
• Letters Aa-Ss Review
• Letters Aa-Ss recognition, sound, word walls
• Aa-Ss tracing and writing practice
• Presidents Day Discussion
• George Washington and Abraham Lincoln Craft
• Tooth brush craft
• Tooth letter recognition literacy game/activity
• Roll and Cover Teeth number recognition game
• Mouth and Teeth craft
-How many teeth do we have?
-Counting out our teeth
• What foods/drinks make our teeth happy vs. sad (sorting activity
• Tooth cut-out activity to us for Brush Your Teeth craft (white paint and toothbrush)

Week 4: (25th-Mar. 3rd) Dr. Seuss; Rhyming words; Letter Tt

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday is Friday, March 2nd so we will his spend this week celebrating him and his famous children’s books! Dr. Seuss’ stories contain many rhyming words so we will work on identifying them while reading his stories and through various activates during the week. Letter Tt will be introduced.
• Letter Tt introduction (sound and formation)
• Letter Tt tracing worksheet
• What begins with Tt list
• Letter Tt with tissue paper outline
• Rhyming word matching worksheet
• Rhyming word clip cards
• Rhyming word puzzle
• “The Cat In The Hat”
• Hat Craft – making stripes on the cats hat
• “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”
• Handprint fish craft
• Fish counting and color craft
• “Green Eggs and Ham”
• Green eggs and skillet craft
• “Thing One and Ting Two”
• Handprint Thing One or Two
• Dr. Seuss pattern worksheet
• “Put Me In The Zoo”
• Leopard craft
• Dr. Seuss Counting worksheet
• Dr. Seuss Birthday celebration and craft on Friday!