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Pre-K November

Pre-K November

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Pre-K November Lesson Plan - Dia de Los Muertos, Birthday, Election, Thanksgiving, Charity
Pre-K November Lesson Plan - Dia de Los Muertos, Birthday, Election, Thanksgiving, Charity

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Published by: Erica Glover Edwards on Nov 06, 2012
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Day Words Numbers Ideas Rhymes Activity/Project
Week 1Day of the Dead,Altar, Ancestors,Candles,Marigolds,Skeleton, Mask,Birthday, ThankYou1-10Black - death, Purple -mounring, Pink - tribute,White - purity, Orange &Yellow - Sun/Marigolds(tradition to sprinklepetals around the altar),Red - BloodCut out designs in tissue paper to makepapel picado de los muertos. Makeskeleton art using q-tips and blackconstruction paper. Make Dia de LosMuertos Masks using print out andmarkers, crayons, glue, and glitter.Make Pan de Muertos and Sugar SkullCookies. It's also (A)'s2nd birthday this weekend so we will besinging Happy Birthday, practicingblowing out candles, and ripping paper.Week 2America,President,Election, Vote1-10ChoosingHave kid do a taste test (strawberry vs.blue raspberry jello, chocolate vs.vanilla ice-cream, apples vs. oranges,
whatever…). Choose what activity to do
(park vs. movie, playdough vs. paint).Play follow the leader or commandcenter. Vote by putting ballots in a boxand them pull them out and countthem. Color image of president. UsePBS Democracy Project to learn aboutthe campaigns and design a campaignposter (http://pbskids.org/democracy/).
November Lesson
Por aquí pasa la muerteCon su aguja y su dedalRemendando sus naguasPara el día del carnaval.Here pass the souls of the deadwith needle and thimblemending their skirtsfor the day of the dead.It's a very special day today,Yes sir! (Clap twice.)It's a very special day today,Yes sir! (Clap twice.)It's Election Day,When we can shout and say,"Go and make your vote count today!"(Clap twice.)My name is ____________. Today is ____________, July ___, 2012. It is _____ degrees, _________, and _________. What are going to do today? ___________________. What should I wear? ____________________. Where will we be? _________________. Who will joinin?_________________. When will this happen?___________________.
Day Words Numbers Ideas
Weeks 3Thanksgiving,Pilgrims, NativeAmericans,Turkey,Cornicopia, ThankYou1-10Brown, Red, Orange,Yellow; Food; GratitudeBuild a thankful tree (place a paper treeon a wall and each day every familymember adds a leaf with a note aboutwhat they are thankful for). Make apaper bag turkey. Make a handprintturkey. Color a cornucopia. Make apilgrim hat and a Native Americanheadress. Complete Thanksgivingworksheets.Week 4Help, Family,Friends,Neighbors1-10Thoughtfulness, Caring,Charity, Kindness; Carrots -Orange, Onions - White,Celery - Green, Beets -PurpleRead Stone Soup. Have a stone soupparty (invite several kids over havingeach of them bring one food item andwhip up some soup). Cut a cauldronout of black construction paper andpaste cut images of veggies into thecauldron. Color vegetable pages. Helpcollect winter clothes fromneighborhood for donating.
I’m a great big turkey‘Cause I’m well fed.
Watch me spread my feathers.Watch me bob my head.When I strut aroundI waddle, waddle, waddle.And when I talk
I “gobble, gobble, gobble”.I’m a great big turkeyAnd I’d love to stay.But Thanksgiving’s coming.So it’s time to run away!Here we go ‘round the big soup pot,
The big soup pot, the big soup pot.
Here we go ‘round the big soup pot,
Making stone soup.First we put in a nice clean stone,Nice clean stone, nice clean stone.First we put in a nice clean stone,To make our vegetable soup.Vegetables, vegetables,Carrots, peas, tomatoes,Oh, what fun it is to eatZucchini, corn, potatoes!
Pre-K November Fall Themes Videoshttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXI5QNACmzqfqoPwgPbaLrkrec9_UaiqQ&feature=plcp
Helpful Videos
tissue paper, construction paper, q-tips, Dia de los Muertos Mask (https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1vYlHGrIK3HJxghOZUQmk7OdRMbrbz-OxMTFuMARasWU/edit), markers, crayons, glitter, glue, ingredients for Pan de la Muerte (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pan-de-muertos-mexican-bread-of-the-dead/) and Sugar Cookies, food for taste voting, ballots, box, 7' brown roll paper, paper bag, finger paint, cornucopia coloring page(http://www.food-finders.org/KidsPages/coloring.html), Thanksgiving printables (http://homeschoolcreations.com/ThanksgivingPrintables.html)(http://www.playingwithwords365.com/2011/11/freebie-friday-turkey-turkey-what-do-you-see-printable/) (http://allourdays.com/2011/10/free-printables-tt-is-for-turkey-multi-age-pack.html) stone, pot, spoon, fake vegetables, magazine cutouts of vegetables, vegetable coloring pages(http://coloringpageshub.com/vegetables-coloring-pages-free-printable-download/)
Giving Thanks: For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped, For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped, For the sun and the dewand the sweet honeycomb, For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home - Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land, For the cunning and strength of the workingman's hand, For the good that our artists and poetshave taught, For the friendship that hope and affection have brought - Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!For the homes that with purest affection are blest, For the season of plenty and well-deserved rest, For our country extending from sea unto sea;The land that is known as the "Land of the Free" - Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!
Just in Case, Yuyi Morales; Barrilete, Elisa Amado; Happy Birthday Big Bad Wolf, Frank Asch; Vote for Me, Ben Clayton; Today is Election Day, CatherineStier; The People Pick a President, Carolyn Jackson; A Turkey for Thanksgiving, Eve Bunting; Harvest Festivals Around the World, Judith Hoffmann; TheVery First Thanksgiving Day, Rhonda Gowler Greene; Round the Turkey - A Grateful ThanksgivingLeslie Kimmelman; The Perfect Thansgiving, EileenSpinelli; I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, Allison Jackson; The Can-Do Thanksgiving, Marion Hess Pomeranc; Stone Soup, Jon Muth; The GivingTree, Shel Silverstein
Some families are large.Some families are small.But I love my familyBest of all!

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