Thursday, September 9, 2010

September Week 2- TURTLES!

We are still studying life science and forest animals. To save space in the middle of the posts I’m going to just reference the Ohio Academic Content Standards for each lesson in one place.

Objectives for the Week (all from the Ohio Academic Content Standards)

Math for the Week-OACS Geometry, Characteristics and Properties, Indicator 3-Identify, name, create and describe common two-dimensional shapes in the environment and play situations (e.g., circles, triangles, rectangles and squares).

Science for the Week-OACS Life Science, Characteristics and Structure of Life,
Indicator 2-Begin to differentiate between real and pretend through stories, illustrations, play and other media (e.g., talking flowers or animals).

Language Arts-

Monday-OACS Writing Conventions, Handwriting, Indicator 1- Print letters of own name and other meaningful words with assistance using mock letters and/or conventional print.

Tuesday- OACS Phonemic Awareness, Word Recognition and Fluency for Early Childhood, Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Indicator 2-Hear sounds in words by isolating the syllables of a word using snapping, clapping or rhythmic movement (e.g., cat, ap-ple).

Wednesday- OACS Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies for Early Childhood, Concepts of Print, Indicator 3-Begin to distinguish print from pictures.

Thursday- OACS Acquisition of Vocabulary for Early Childhood, Contextual Understanding, Indicator 2-Recognize and demonstrate an understanding of environmental print (e.g., STOP on a stop sign.)

Friday- OACS Writing Processes for Early Childhood, Drafting, Revising and Editing, Indicator 5-Dictate or produce “writing” to express thought.

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