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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Big and Small Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Big and Small Lesson Plan

by / on January 30, 2015, 8:00 am

Objective: To learn about size in terms of same size, big, small, bigger, and smaller Book(s): Curious George: Bigger and Smaller Big, Bigger, Biggest! by Nancy Coffelt Music: “The Apple Seed” (Tune: “Itsy Bitsy Spider:) Once a little apple seed was planted in the ground Down came the wet rain […]

Baby Sign Language: Noise

Baby Sign Language: Noise

by / on January 24, 2015, 8:00 am

Teach your baby the sign for the word noise in baby sign language with the following description and video. Noise Touch the ear with an index handshape. Then form both hands into fists. Hold the fists in front of the chest and rotate outwards three times.   References Porpora, Tracey. […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Shapes Review Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Shapes Review Lesson Plan

by / on January 20, 2015, 8:00 am

Objective: To review the shapes circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval, diamond-rhombus, star, heart, moon-crescent, and octagon Book(s): Shapes Around Us by Daniel Nunn Monster Knows Shapes by Lori Capote Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Greenfield Thong Round Is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by […]

Baby Sign Language: Medicine

Baby Sign Language: Medicine

by / on January 18, 2015, 8:00 am

Teach your baby the sign for the word medicine in baby sign language with the following description and video. Medicine Hold a flat hand with the palm facing up in front of the body. Swipe the middle finger of the other hand across the palm of the flat hand.   […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Christmas Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Christmas Lesson Plan

by / on December 24, 2014, 9:00 am

Objective: To learn about Christmas Book(s): Christmas by Rebecca Pettiford The Christmas ABC by Florence Johnson Eight Jolly Reindeer by Ilanit Oliver The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Krensky Little Blue Truck’s Christmas by Alice Schertle Merry Christmas, Ollie! by Olivier Dunrea Duck & Goose, It’s Time for Christmas by […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

by / on November 26, 2014, 6:00 am

Objective: To learn about Thanksgiving Book(s): Thanksgiving Day by Dorothy Goeller The Story of Thanksgiving by Nancy J. Skarmeas Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by Kimberly and James Dean A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by Charles M. Schulz Thanksgiving Is… by Gail Gibbons Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper by Victoria Kann Happy […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Octagons Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Octagons Lesson Plan

by / on November 20, 2014, 11:30 am

Objective: To learn about the shape octagon Message: Octagons have eight sides. Book(s): Circles, Stars, and Squares: Looking for Shapes by Jane Brocket Music: “Octagon Song” by Have Fun Teaching (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mvlrp7r80M) Fine Motor Skills: SCEW page 10 Stop sign coloring page (http://www.bigactivities.com/coloring/safety/stop_signs/stop_sign_post.php) Gross Motor Skills: Take a walk and look […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Crescents Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Crescents Lesson Plan

by / on November 18, 2014, 11:30 am

Objective: To learn about the shape crescent (moon) Message: Crescents are circles with a piece missing. Crescent is another name for moon. Book(s): Shape by Shape by Suse Macdonald Fine Motor Skills: SCEW page 8 Gross Motor Skills: Baking crescent rolls. Preschoolers can help by taking the crescent roll dough […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Hearts Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Hearts Lesson Plan

by / on November 13, 2014, 1:00 pm

Objective: To learn about the shape heart Book(s): A Circle Here, A Square There: My Shapes Book by David Diehl Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky Music: “Make a Heart” I put my hands together (Palms together) This is how I start […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Stars Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Stars Lesson Plan

by / on November 11, 2014, 11:00 pm

Objective: To learn about the shape star Message: Stars have five or more points. Book(s): Stars Around Town by Nathan Olson Shape Up, Pup! by Ed Heck Music: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” Twinkle twinkle little star How I wonder what you are Up above the world so high Like a […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Diamonds/Rhombuses Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Diamonds/Rhombuses Lesson Plan

by / on November 6, 2014, 5:30 pm

Objective: To learn about the shape diamond/rhombus Message: Diamonds have four equal sides and stand on a point. Rhombus is another name for a diamond. Book(s): Shapes Are Everywhere! by Charles Ghigna Music: “Find a Diamond” by Liz Ryerson (Tune: “Clementine”) Find a diamond, find a diamond Find a diamond […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Ovals Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Ovals Lesson Plan

by / on November 4, 2014, 10:00 pm

Objective: To learn about the shape oval Message: Ovals are flattened or stretched circles. Book(s): Ovals by Sarah L. Schuette Ovals by Julia Vogel Ovals Around Town by Nathan Olson Ovals by Dana Meachen Rau Ovals by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann Music: “Ovals” (Tune: “Did You Ever See a Lassie?”) Eggs […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Halloween Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Halloween Lesson Plan

by / on October 30, 2014, 2:30 pm

Objective: To learn about Halloween Book(s): Ollie’s Halloween by Olivier Dunrea The Happy Trick-or-Treaters by Mary Packard Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree by Mary Ann Fraser Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino Halloween by Harry Behn Scary, […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Triangles Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Triangles Lesson Plan

by / on October 28, 2014, 10:30 pm

Objective: To learn about the shape triangle Message: Triangles have three sides. Book(s): Triangles by Anita Loughrey Tricky Triangles by J. Jean Robertson If You Were a Triangle by Marcie Aboff Triangle by Bryony Jones Triangles by Marybeth Lorbiecki Triangle from Play Bac Publishing Triangles Around Town by Nathan Olson […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Rectangles Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Rectangles Lesson Plan

by / on October 24, 2014, 10:00 pm

Objective: To learn about the shape rectangle Message: Rectangles have two long sides and two short sides. Book(s): Rectangle by Bryony Jones Rectangles by Pamela Hall Rectangles Around Town by Nathan Olson The Shape of the World: Rectangles by Dana Meachen Rau Rectangles by Diyan Leake Rectangles by Sarah L. […]