- 7:00 - 9:00 Wake up
- 8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
- 9:00 - 9:15 Morning meeting
- 9:15 - 10:15 Language
- 10:15 - 10:30 Snack
- 10:30 - 11:00 Outside/Walk Time
- 11:00 - 11:30 Math
- 11:30 - 12:00 Art
- 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
- 12:30 - 1:00 Outside/Play Time
- 1:00 - 1:30 Relaxation
- 1:30 - 2:30 Science
- 2:30 - 3:00 Fine Motor Skills
- 3:00 - 3:30 Snack
- 3:30 - 4:30 Free Play
- 4:30+ Helping
- Dinner Time
- Nightly Routine
For even more breakfast ideas see the list breakfast recipes.
Today's Language Activity
Today we will be working on the “s” sound.
Introduction to Sound s:
Complete the following worksheet that introduces your child to the letter "s". To form the letter, start at the green dot and end at the red dot.
Use the following activity to practice writing out the “s” sound.
In a tray or container with a flat surface, pour in either sand, salt, flour or shaving cream.
The children can use their fingers or a paint brush to write out the sound.
Use the following worksheet to practice writing the sound. (Start with dotted lines for the children to trace and then advance to trying to form the letter without the lines present.)
I - Spy Activity:
Use the following worksheet to find objects indoors and outdoors that begin with the “s” sound.
If you are new to the program, we recommend you start at the beginning. You'll be able to see the whole phonics program from start to finish.
Today's Math Activity
Floor Number Line
Counting is often more fun when doing it with large items from around the house. Make this a fun game by collecting items like shoes, pillows, spoons, or even pot lids. Of course, this game will be much quieter using shoes than pot lids!
- Household Objects
- Create a number line on the floor or on a piece of paper with the numbers 1-5, 1-10 or 1-20, depending on your child's counting ability.
- Ask your child to find objects in the house that correspond with those numbers. Each number on the line does not have to have the same objects.
- Have your child count in ascending and descending order.
- Ask them questions like: What comes after 5? What number is between 7 and 9?
After playing the floor number game, try using these worksheets to write the numbers. For students just starting to write numbers, use the worksheet with the dashed lines. If your child has some experience writing numbers, try the version without dashed lines.
Today's Art Activity
Mega Block Ice Painting
● Ice cube tray, popsicle tray
● Mega Blocks/ Lego Blocks
● Food Coloring/ Diluted Paint ( If using paint be sure to add some soap so that if it gets on any other surfaces, it will wash off)
● Water and a Freezer
● Roll of Paper and Tape
1. Fill the entire tray you are using 3/4 with water (or how many ever blocks you are using)
2. Add in 4-5 drops of food coloring/paint and stir until mixed.
3. Put in the freezer until it’s slightly frozen (about an hour or two hours).
4. Put blocks in the partially frozen water. Put back in the freezer until completely frozen.
5. Let freeze. Pop out of the molds when ready to paint!
Time to Relax
Follow your child's lead when picking an activity to help them relax! Child to child and day to day, preferences will change. The purpose of this time is to help your child calm their body and mind after playing. We have two suggestions below but there are many other things that can be done. Our daily lesson plans come with a story, yoga, relaxing music and a breathing exercise to help relax your child. A variety of options helps suit your child's needs on that day.
Grumpy Monkey Read Along
Today's Science Activity
It's science time! Use this time to engage your child's natural curiosity. Make sure you include them in all steps (to their ability level). Talk to them, explain what you're doing, and ask questions, such as "what do you think is going to happen?" as you go. If your child is older, print the Extension worksheet for them for more of a challenge.
- Small plastic cups or glasses
- Paper towels (*read the tips below for picking the right ones)
- Food coloring in primary colors
- Place 7 cups in a row and pour water in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th cup.
Fuller cups are better.
- Add 5 drops of red food coloring to the 1st cup and the 7th cup.
- Add 5 drops of yellow food coloring to the 3rd cup.
- Add 5 drops of blue food coloring to the 5th cup.
- You want to try to use the same amount of food coloring in each cup. Children sometimes will drop an extra one or two in since they can’t control it as well, but just add a drop or two more to the others to even it out.
- Take a half sheet of paper towel and fold it in half lengthwise and in half again lengthwise. Trim off some of the length so that there isn’t too much excess paper towel that will stick up in the air between each cup. This will make the water walk more quickly.
- Place one half of a rolled paper towel in the 1st cup and place the other half in the cup next to it. Then another paper towel from 2nd cup and into the 3rd cup. This continues until you have placed the last
paper towel that drapes over from the 6th cup to the 7th cup.
- Stare at the cups and watch what starts happening. You should quickly
be able to see the colored water begin to crawl up the paper towel.
Today's Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor development helps build your child's muscle strength in their hands and upper body. Weaving pipe cleaners through holes is not only fun but also works those little muscles we didn't know we had! Utilizing fine motor activities will support and develop upper body skills to set your child up for success.
Foam Shape Threading
- Foam sheets
- Paper punch
- Pipe cleaners or string
- Cut out shapes from your foam sheets
- Punch holes around the perimeter of the shapes. Fewer holes for younger children and more holes for older children.
- Use the pipe cleaners or string to weave in and out of the punched holes in the foam sheets
- Hand/eye coordination
- Concentration skills
- Hand dexterity skills