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  • Math & Science Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

Time

Introducing concept that clocks keep time

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  • Locate the different clocks and watches in your home that tell time: oven clock, cell phone clock, alarm clock, wall clock, wristwatch, etc.
  • Share there are two kinds of clocks - an analog clock (see here) and a digital clock (see here
  • Look at the numbers - notice that each clock only goes to 12
  • Chat about what the clock numbers look like when you wake up in the morning and what the clock numbers look like when you go to bed
  • Listen to this song to learn more

Simplify

Show an analog clock (see here) and point and say the numbers 1 to 12

Extend

Discuss why knowing the time is important.  For example, the start of school, appointments, soccer practice, bus schedules, etc.

Use this clock to make time. Show what time you wake up, go to school, have dinner, go to bed, etc. 

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

How long does it take you to eat breakfast..minutes...hours?

What time do you think you should go to bed and why?  Doctors recommend that kids your age need 10 to 13 hours of sleep a day.

Materials

  • variety of clocks or pictures of clocks

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Triangle
  • Color - Red, Yellow, Blue
  • Number - Four, 4
  • Alphabet Letters - D, M
  • Senses - Taste
  • Character Trait - Love
  • Target Words - Day, Later, Night, Now

Monthly Proverb

Arabic-Every day of your life is a page of your history

Did You Know?

"Investing in high quality pre-kindergarten can make every family in America safer from crime and violence. Law enforcement leaders know that to win the war on crime, we need to be as willing to guarantee our kids space in a pre-kindergarten program as we are to guarantee a criminal a prison cell," said Sanford Newman, president of Fight Crime

Books to Read

"The Greedy Triangle"
by Marilyn Burns (Activity 2)

"Mouse Paint"
by Ellen Stoll Walsh (Activity 9)

"The Very Busy Spider"
by Eric Carle (Activity 17) (audiobook available)

"The Greedy Triangle"
by Marilyn Burns video (Activity 2)

"Mouse Paint"
by Ellen Still Walsh video (Activity 9)

"The Very Busy Spider"
by Eric Carle video (Activity 17)

Music Playlist

"An Die Schonen, Blauen Donau - Walzer Op. 314 Johann Strauss"
by Berliner Philharmoniker Album 100 Best Karajan 100 Best Classics (Classical) (Activity 20)

"The Alphabet Song"
by Cedarmont Kids Album 100 Singalong Songs for Kids (Children) (Activity 4)

"Love Grows One By One"
by Priscilla Herdman Album Daydreamer (Children) (Activity 13 & 20)

"The Alphabet Song"
by Ceddarmont Kids video (Activity 4)

"Love Grows One by One"
by Priscilla Herdman video (Activity 13 & 20)

"An Die Schonen, Blauen Donau-Walzer Op.314
by Johann Strauss video (Activity 20)


Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

(Activity 21 Month 4)

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out 

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain 

And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

Do You Love Me? to “Brother John” tune

(Activity 26 Month 4)

Do you love me? Do you love me?

Yes, I do.  Yes, I do.

Give me hugs and kisses.  Give me hugs and kisses.

I love you. (two kiss sounds)  I love you. (two kiss sounds)