2 1/2 YEAR OLD CLASSWORK 

Theme for the Month: Summer Fun

  1. Students will learn about picnics.
  2. Students will learn how to follow a recipe.
  3. Students will extend and make their own patterns.
  4. Students will perform a smell test.
  5. Students will differentiate between a carnivore, herbivore and omnivore.
  6. Students will learn about the circus.

July 6-10, 2020

Reading

Theme for the Month: Summer Fun

  1. Students will learn about picnics.
  2. Students will learn how to follow a recipe.
  3. Students will extend and make their own patterns.
  4. Students will perform a smell test.
  5. Students will differentiate between a carnivore, herbivore and omnivore.

August 3-7, 2020

Reading

Objective: Expand vocabulary and develop reading comprehension while increasing attention span

Instructions:

  1. Before reading the story, explain how books or stories have a title which is the name of the book/story.
  2. Read the title and say it is the title of the book/story. Ask your child what the story could be based on the title.
  3. Some books have a list of vocabulary your child will learn in the book/story on the first page.  Please go over each word/phrase with your child by asking what they think it means and either explain the correct meaning or add on to their description.
  4. Read the story to your child and stop when your child has questions or makes a connection with the story to his/her past experiences.
  5. Continue your discussion with your child by asking the questions in the story(if it has) or ask the questions below.

Monday

Materials: Freda Plans a Picnic

Tuesday

Materials: Pip’s Picnic

 

Wednesday

Materials: The Lucky Day Picnic

Thursday

Materials: Digger and Daisy Go on A Picnic

Questions: Is it always dangerous to sniff and smell? When did smelling something help you out?

Friday

Materials: Porcupine’s Picnic

Questions: Are you a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore? What part of the body can help you tell if an animal is a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore?

S.T.E.A.M.

STEAM Cardboard Challenge: Boardwalk Game. Ready Set Go! Make your favorite Boardwalk Game (arcade, fair and carnival games).

Parents start saving your cardboards boxes for your children to compete in this challenge.

We are inviting all our students from past years to present to participate in this fun yet educational challenge.

Prize: $100.00 cash!

Bring your creation to Phoenix’s parking lot on Friday August 7th, between the hours of, 3:00PM-4:00 PM.

We will invite local teachers from our area to judge your creation.

Our Cardboard Challenge Criteria:

  • Must use only cardboard (from boxes etc.)
  • Design a game you see at the boardwalk, ex, Jersey shores.

We are all excited to see your imagination at work!!!!

August 10-14

Reading

Reading

Objective: Expand vocabulary and develop reading comprehension while increasing attention span

Instructions:

  1. Before reading the story, explain how books or stories have a title which is the name of the book/story.
  2. Read the title and say it is the title of the book/story. Ask your child what the story could be based on the title.
  3. Some books have a list of vocabulary your child will learn in the book/story on the first page.  Please go over each word/phrase with your child by asking what they think it means and either explain the correct meaning or add on to their description.
  4. Read the story to your child and stop when your child has questions or makes a connection with the story to his/her past experiences.
  5. Continue your discussion with your child by asking the questions in the story(if it has) or ask the questions below.

Monday

Materials: Sam the Star and Clown Fun!

Questions:

Do you think squirting water is a funny trick? Why or why not?

Tuesday

Materials: Circus Parade

Questions:

What would you add to the circus parade?

 Wednesday

Materials: Samson the Mighty Flea

Questions:

Do you think friends help you feel better? Why or why not?

Thursday

Materials: Night Circus

Questions:

What does pesky mean? What are things that are pesky to you?

Friday

Materials: Mr. Biggs at the circus

Questions:

What can Mr. Biggs do? Do you think it is cool? Why or why not?

S.T.E.A.M

S.T.E.A.M.

Monday

Squirt Challenge

Materials: two different kinds of paper (copy paper and construction paper), water squirt gun or any water bottle(make a hole on the cap), water

Instructions:

  1. Hang the paper about three feet from your child.
  2. Have your child squirt water and count how many times he/she has to press on it.
  3. Compare which paper made a hole (or made a hole faster) when squirted with water.
  4. Discuss with your child how the water gets squirted at a far distance.

Tuesday

Circus Parade

Materials: any materials your child can music on

Instructions:

  1. Have a circus parade with your child by creating a pattern beat (loud-soft-loud-soft or fast-slow-fast-slow)
  2. Take turns creating and copying a beat

 Wednesday

Heavy/Light

Materials: various materials, weighing scale 

Instructions:

  1. Have your child place different objects to weigh on the weighing scale.
  2. Help your child read and compare the weights (lightest, heaviest) of the objects.

Thursday

Day/Night

Materials: drawing materials, paper

Instructions:

  1. Have your child draw different activities he/she does during the whole day.
  2. Have your child cut and sort the pictures by which activities are typically done during the day/night.

Friday

I am a Circus Star

Materials: various materials

Instructions:

  1. Have your child perform different tricks similar to the ones in the circus (jumping through hula hoops, balancing on a straight line or any elevated narrow area, learn to juggle, etc.)
  2. Create a challenge with any of the movements by using a timer or measuring tape.

You can email our class at phoenixtoddler@gmail.com for any questions and information you would like to share.