Making the mark of "X" and using a calendar to learn numeral 4
- Look at the monthly calendar together and review any special dates - birthday or events - to put on the calendar for this month
- On the calendar, let the child make 4 X ’s where the number 4 is for each month. Do this for all 12 months
- For each month ask them to select one of the colored crayons red, yellow, or blue to make the X ‘s
- Encourage the child to count aloud 1,2,3,4 when making the appropriate X's
Making an X can be hard for a young child. Let an adult make the first diagonal line and the child make the second line to cross the first line.
Worksheets often ask for a child to make an X in a box to give the correct answer. Draw several squares and have a child put an X inside each square. Encourage a child to become comfortable in making X's
QUESTIONS FOR CHILD
Can you tell me the month of your birthday? How do you like to celebrate your birthday?
How old would you like to be right now and why?
- 12-month calendar or print out a calendar here
- red, blue, yellow crayons
Curriculum Plan Resources
- Shape - Triangle
- Color - Red, Yellow, Blue
- Number - Four, 4
- Alphabet Letters - D, M
- Senses - Taste
- Character Trait - Love
- Target Words - Day, Later, Night, Now
Arabic-Every day of your life is a page of your history
Did You Know?
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Books to Read
"The Greedy Triangle"
by Marilyn Burns (Activity 2)
by Ellen Stoll Walsh (Activity 9)
"The Very Busy Spider"
by Eric Carle (Activity 17) (audiobook available)
"The Greedy Triangle" VIDEO
by Marilyn Burns (Activity 2)
"Mouse Paint". VIDEO
by Ellen Still Walsh (Activity 9)
"The Very Busy Spider" VIDEO
by Eric Carle (Activity 17)
"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" VIDEO
by Cedarmont Kids (Activity 4)
"Love Grows One by One" VIDEO
by Priscilla Herdman (Activity 13 & 20)
"An Die Schonen, Blauen Donau-Walzer Op.314" VIDEO
by Johann Strauss (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)