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Costello Building Blocks- Weekly Happenings: March 30-April 1, 2015

Description
Plan-DoReview

Small
Group
Activities

PLANNING Time, WORK Time, RECALL Time


This three-part sequence is unique to the HighScope Curriculum.
Occurring daily, it includes a 10- to 15-minute period during which
children plan what they want to do during work time (the area to visit,
materials to use, and friends to play with); a -minute work time for
children to carry out their plans (or shift to new activities that interest
them); and another 10- to 15-minute period for reviewing and
recalling with an adult and other children what they've done and
learned.
1.

Hatching an Egg {Science}-

Using growing chick eggs that hatch and grow when you place
them in water for 12-24 hours, we placed our eggs in water and
made a prediction of what would happen while it was in the
water.
Throughout our time in school for the next few days, we
observed what was happening to the egg. After the egg had
hatched and finished growing, we concluded what happened
throughout the hatching and growing and communicated our
ideas within our small groups.

KDIs

Approaches to Learning: initiative, planning, engagement, problem solving, use of


resources, reflection

Social/Emotional: self-identity, sense of competence, emotions, empaty,


community, building relationships, cooperative play, moral development, conflict
resolution

Physical: fine motor skills


Language/Literacy: comprehension, speaking, vocabulary, concepts about print
Math: number words and symbols, counting, measuring, part-whole relationships,
data analysis
Science: observing, classifying, experimenting, predicting, drawing conclusions,
communicating ideas, natural and physical world
Social Studies: decision making

On Monday our eggs were hatched! We finished up our prediction


pages drawing what happened and concluded our thoughts. Children
took times passing the (rubber) chick around that hatched from the
egg and discussed their thoughts.
2.

Counting Carrots {Math}-

Children each received a basket with orange triangles or carrots


with numbers on them. The children sorted their carrots and
placed them in numerical order. Next, children used green strips
or carrot tops and glued the number of green strips that
corresponded to the number on the carrot onto each carrot.
3.

Easter Collage {Art}

Using various odds and ends art materials and Easter related
materials, children created an Easter collage.

Physical: fine motor skills


Language/Literacy: comprehension, speaking, vocabulary
Math: number words and symbols, counting, part-whole relationships, spatial
awareness, data analysis
Science: observing, classifying, drawing conclusions, communicating ideas
Social Studies: decision making

Physical: fine motor skills


Language: comprehension, speaking, vocabulary,
Math: spatial awareness, patterns, data analysis
Creative: art
Science: communicating ideas, classifying
Social Studies: decision making, diversity

Costello Building Blocks- Weekly Happenings: March 30-April 1, 2015

Large
Group

Songs, Fingerplays & Activities:

Song
Mac the Chicken Dance
Junk in my Backyard
Wizards Brew
Scamper, Scamper
The Baker Song
Birthdays
Put Your Finger On
Your Face
5 Spring Flowers
Bingo

Literature:

Book Title
The Best Easter Prize
Ducks Easter Egg Hunt
Olivia & The Easter Egg Hunt
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Happy Easter Book
Happy Easter, Dear Dragon
The Night Before Easter
The Story of the Easter Bunny
April Fools

Author
Kristian Evans
Dawn Richards
Cordelia Evans
Eric Carle
Josie Jones
Margaret Hillert
Natasha Wing
Katherine Tegen
Theresa Batemen

Approaches to Learning: engagement


Social/Emotional: sense of competence, community
Creative Arts: music, movement, appreciating the arts
Physical: gross motor skills, fine motor skills, body awareness
Language/Literacy: comprehension, speaking, vocabulary, phonological
awareness
Math: number words and symbols, counting, part-whole relationships
Social Studies: diversity

Language & Literacy: comprehension, speaking, vocabulary, phonological


awareness, alphabetic knowledge, concepts about print, book knowledge

Costello Building Blocks- Weekly Happenings: March 30-April 1, 2015


Sensory
Table

Easter
Colored sand, plastic Easter eggs, toy carrots, toy bunnies, baskets
Science: classifying, communicating ideas
Creative: pretend play

Play Doh
Table

Egg Creation Station


Playdoh & various patterned egg playdoh mats
Physical: fine motor
Math: part-whole relationships, shapes, spatial awareness, patterns, data analysis

Activity
Table

Size & Color Sorting

Children sort plastic eggs by color

Children use large tweezers to sort pom poms by color and


match them to the corresponding color egg

Children sort plastic eggs by size and order them: small,


medium, large

Physical: fine motor


Math: number words, counting, part-whole relationships, measuring, data analysis

Costello Building Blocks- Weekly Happenings: March 30-April 1, 2015

Day 6

Our Chicks Hatched!

Hatching an Egg Science


Our prediction was
right!