Monday, June 04, 2007

Z week: plans

Here are the plans for Z week:

word cards: zebra, zoo, zero, zoom, zipper

Zebra Question
By Shel Silverstein

I asked the zebra,
Are you black with white stripes?
Or white with black stripes?
And the zebra asked me,
Are you good with bad habits?
Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times?
Or are you quiet with noisy times?
Are you happy with some sad days?
Or are you sad with some happy days?
Are you neat with some sloppy ways?
Or are you sloppy with some neat ways
And on and on and on and on
And on and on he went.
I’ll never ask a zebra
About stripes

Monday: Zzzzz. We all took much-needed naps today. We got our zzzzzz's.

Tuesday (science or social studies): I wish we could go to the zoo, but our pass expired in May. Instead we'll look through pictures we've taken at the zoo over the past two years that we've been members and talk about our favorite animals at the zoo. Connor has a little scrapbook of his own, so I'll let him choose a few photos to scrapbook if he wants to.

Wednesday (fine motor): zippers. I'll work with Connor on learning to zip and unzip his jackets (not that we are wearing jackets anymore). He usually unzips to the bottom, but can't get it undone and steps out of it. We'll just do a few practice runs. Zippers can also be part of our zig-zag obstacle courses on Thursday.

Thursday (movement/music): zig-zag. We'll do obstacle courses (which were so fun during O week) and try to zig-zag our way to the end of the course.

Friday (math): zero. Connor seems to understand the concept of zero. We'll review that zero is nothing and do some simple math problems to illustrated what zero's worth is. I'll also show him that there is a zero in the number 10, but it doesn't mean nothing in this case.


Mel said...

AWESOME!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with me. I have posted the first two lessons on the blog and plan to do at least one a day.

Mel said...

I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to put a link to your preschool blog on this one!

Shannon said...

My sister in law Jen told me about your Blog. Yeah! perfect timing. I want to do a preschool with my almost 3 and 4 year old at home. I want to be the one teaching them, for now. I am so excited to use some of your great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Thanks for writing this.