Thursday, March 20, 2014


KINDERGARTEN LESSON PLAN                                                    Week of March 24
THIS WEEK’S TEKS:  1 a, c, f, g        Print Awareness
                                    2 b, c, e, i        Rhymes & Phonological Awareness
                                    3 a                   Phonics
                                    4 a, b               Prediction & Reading Strategies
                                    6 a,c                 Story Elements & sensory details
                                    7                      Poetry
                                    8 a, b               Retell Stories, Story Elements
                                    9                      Author’s Purpose
                                    10  d              Predict, Evaluate & Retell Stories
      14                     writing literary texts
                                    18 a                 Oral & Written Conventions
                                    20                       gather evidence from text sources, use pictures & writing together
                                    21 a, b             Library Procedures
                        RC(fig19) a,b,d,f,e       Read Assorted Literature, Generate Questions, Whole Group
        Research, Predictions/Inference, Pair Fiction & Non-Fiction, Retell
        and Summarize Stories, Reading Comprehension
                                    n/a                   Book Selection
Intent: Cookies!  There are so many kinds, so many wonderful things to say about them.  Let’s take a week to work on reading and writing skills with a sweet disposition.

a.  .      Welcome Song:  Welcome to the Library (To “London Bridge is Falling Down.”)
Welcome to the library, library, library.
Welcome to the library, please come inside and read.
We’re glad to have you here today, here today, here today.
We’re glad to have you here today, today’s a special day.

b.       Welcome  Fingerplay:  Making Cookies
I am making cookie dough. (hold out arms in a circle, like a bowl)
Round and round the beaters go. (roll hands)
Add some flour from a cup. (shake a pretend cup)
Stir and stir the batter up. (stirring motion)
Roll them, cut them nice and neat. (rolling pin motion)
Put them on a cookie sheet. (place pretend cookies)
Bake them, count them 1-2-3. (counting motion)
Serve them to my friends for tea. (take a bite!)

c.  Set Library Behavioral Expectations: (reinforce / commend examples )
i.  sit, attend, be kind, raise hand to talk, treat books with care
d.      Mystery Bag :  cookie cutter

e.       Word of the Week:  (Forms a cornerstone of the lesson, aids in understanding and connecting text themes)
i.                    English cookie
ii.                  Spanish GALLETA (guy-etta)
iii.                ASL (American Sign Language hold your left hand down like a plate.  Make a little mound with your right hand and press it on the plate three times like this… cookies on a plate!

f.         Intent & Agenda:  Who here loves cookies?  I do, too!  This week we are going to read stories about delicious cookies. 

2.  STORY/RESOURCE #1: (Cookies from Frog and Toad Together 2008 Barnes & Noble, originally (C) 1971, Harper Collins.)
a.  Pre-Reading:  Does this book look like it could happen in real life?  What book does it look like it’s going to be (genre)?
b.  READ:  predict events just before they unfold.  Confrim/deny predictions from pre-reading.

c.  Reflection:  Retell steps Frog and Toad took to keep themselves from eating cookies.  Did their strategy work?  What would YOU have done to keep from eating all the cookies at once?

d.  Extension Activity : COOKIE JAR CHANT (From Musical Games, Fingerplays and Rhythmic Activities for Early Childhood by Wirth et al. Parker Publishing,1982.)
Pg. 170(This is just the “Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar” rhyme with clapping.)

e.  Jokes:  
What kind of keys do kids like to carry around?  COOKIES

POEM:  Who Invented Cookies? by Joan Bransfield Graham (pg 36) in Poetry Friday Anthology Pomelo Books, 2012.)
            Read poem, pantomime actions, do other activities from “Take 5” list.

4.  STORY  #2: If You Give a Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff (Big Book)

5. ACTIVITY :  Chocolate Chip Cookie Book
          Students make and decorate a book shaped like a chocolate chip cookie. Write the word "Cookie" inside, decorate with chips and raisins (black and brown hole-punched dots) and sprinkles (crayoned on.)  Take a poll of different favorite cookies and write them down on the board, then have the students copy their favorite.

6.  Check out books

7.  Conclusion

a. Circle:
    i.  review intent
    ii.  word of week in English, Spanish, and ASL.
iv.                 closing song (open shut them, open shut them, raise your hands up high.  Open, shut them.  Open, shut them.  Wave and say goodbye.)


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