Communities United, Inc. Preschool Weekly Curriculum Plan Book of the Week



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Preschool Weekly Curriculum Plan
Book of the Week: The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy by David Soman and Jacky Davis

Center: Waltham Classroom: 4




Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Arrival

Activities

1. Superhero masks
2. Capes and masks in dramatic play Language GG
3. Ninja turtle ooze

1. Superhero cars
2. Cars and ramps

Math GG
3. Kryptonite crystals in water table


1. Superhero cuffs
2. Superhero lairs (how do we make our lairs strong? Walls, foundations, etc.) Language GG
3. Aquaman play

1. Superhero tools
2. Hero insignia matching game

Math GG
3. Superhero castle and people

1. Superhero comics
2. How high can you jump?

Math GG, Physical GG

3. Kryptonite crystals in water table


Large Group

Story, game, movement activity

1. Welcome song
2. Weather
3. The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy
4. If you were a superhero, what superhero would you be? Language GG

1. Welcome song
2. Weather
3. by David Soman
4. What superpower would you have?

Language GG


1. Welcome song
2. Weather
3. and Jacky Davis
4. Is Bumblebee Boy being a good superhero at the beginning of the book? What about at the end of the book? What changed? Language GG

1.Welcome song
2. Weather
3. See story plan
4. Superhero group story (begin with “Once Upon A Time…” each child adds to story)

1. Welcome song
2. Weather
3. for story-related activities.
4. Who are some real “heroes” in our community? (recall Community Helpers curriculum) Language GG


Sensory Activity

1. Ninja turtle ooze


1. Kryptonite crystals in water table

1. Aquaman play

1. Eat Super Fruit Salad (to fight off Evil Germs with the power of Vitamin C!)

1. Kryptonite crystals in water table

Health Development

Health/Nutrition



Activity


1. What foods keep our bodies strong? Language GG



1. How do we make our eyes strong? Language GG


1. How do we feed our muscles? Language GG


1. Make Super Fruit Salad (to fight off Evil Germs with the power of Vitamin C!)


1. How do we make our teeth strong?

Language GG


Cognitive Development
Math
Science
Social Studies

1. Hero ABC matching cards

Math GG
2. What foods keep our bodies strong? Language GG
3. What are our rules for being superheroes? Language GG

1. Cars and ramps (do cars go faster if they are heavier or lighter?)Math GG, Language GG
2. Cars and ramps (which cars go faster? Which ones go slower? What if we change the angle of the ramp?) Language GG
3. Community walk – discuss local heroes Physical GG

1. How many people fit in our superhero lairs?

Math GG
2. Superhero lairs (how do we make our lairs strong? Walls, foundations, etc.) Language GG
3. Where could we find heroes in Waltham? Language GG

1. Measure ingredients

Math GG
2. Follow recipe Language GG
3. Where do our ingredients come from? Language GG

1. How high can you jump?


Math GG
2. How do we make our teeth strong?

Language GG
3. Superhero comics (What is a “comic”?)


Language Development
Nursery/ Rhyme activity


1. “Five Superheroes”


1. “What Are Heroes Made Of?”


1. “Five Superheroes”


1. “What Are Heroes Made Of?”


1. “Five Superheroes”

Social Emotional Dev. S/E Activity

1. What are our rules for being superheroes? Language GG


1. Community walk – discuss local heroes Physical GG

1. Is Bumblebee Boy being a good superhero at the beginning of the book? What about at the end of the book? What changed? Language GG

1. How can we help others in our real lives? Language GG

1. Who are some real “heroes” in our community? How do they help us? Language GG

Creative Arts
Dramatic Play
Music &

Movement Activity
Art Supplies




1. Superhero costumes and tools
2. Hero training – races Physical GG
3. Mask cut-outs, felt, glitter, paint, feathers, foil



1. Superhero costumes and tools
2. Community walk – discuss local heroes

Physical GG
3. Recyclables, straws, wheels, glitter, paint, glue




1. Superhero costumes and tools
2. Hero training - balancing

Physical GG
3. Toilet paper rolls, stickers, markers



1. Superhero costumes and tools
2. How far can you jump? Math GG,

Physical GG
3. Recyclables, yarn, feathers, collage materials, glue, paint



1. Superhero costumes and tools
2. Racing to the rescue! Physical GG
3. Paper with comic-style format, markers, crayons, mirror

Outdoor Activities

AM
PM

1. Hero training – races Physical GG
2. Jack Be Nimble obstacle course Physical GG
3. Wet/Dry Chalk

1. Community walk – discuss local heroes

Physical GG
2. Hero training - swinging Physical GG
3. Duck, Duck, Goose

Physical GG

1. Hero training - balancing

Physical GG
2. Hopscotch Physical GG
3. Poppers measuring

Physical GG

1. Hero training - climbing

Physical GG

2. How far can you jump? Math GG,

Physical GG
3. Tag Physical GG

1. Racing to the rescue! Physical GG

2. Hero training – teamwork Physical GG
3. Hide and Seek Physical GG


PM Activities


1. Hero ABC matching cards

Math GG
2. Batman cave and people figurines
3. Week-long art: recyclable play city

1. Superhero matching game

Math GG
2. People Around the World matching game

Math GG
3. Emergency vehicle felt board game

1. Superhero word tracing
2. Kapla blocks with emergency vehicles
3. Personal insignias

1. Scale and people manipulatives Math GG
2. Superpowers jar – matching hero to power Math GG
3. Superhero name cards with letter blocks and markers


1. Superhero lairs and people figurines
2. Superhero self-portraits
3. “Swoop and save” (jacks) Physical GG

Family Partnership/School Readiness:
How can you be a superhero at home? Draw a picture together with your child of the two of you as superheroes. What would your superpower be? How can you both help each other at home?
Ask parents to bring in recyclables to contribute to art projects this week and facilitate discussion of recycling and saving the planet – cardboard boxes (cereal, pasta, etc), yogurt containers, toilet paper/paper towel tubes, etc.

*Superhero Class Photo will be taken in circle on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (post-major costume development) – be aware of class attendance to determine the best day



Five Superheroes
Five superheroes ready to fly
Here comes the villain, Stop that guy!
This superhero can save the day.
Off he flies – up, up, and away!
Count down from 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 (extend by using as a dismissal song, using children’s Superhero names instead of “this superhero”)
What Are Heroes Made Of?
What are heroes made of?

What are heroes made of?

Brawn and brains,

They’re strong and they’re brave

That’s what heroes are made of!

Superhero Curriculum Book List

Chick N Pug Series by Jennifer Sattler

Ladybug Girl Series by Jackie Davis

Skippyjon Jones Series by Judy Schachner

“…to the Rescue” Series by John Himmelman

Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

Princess Super Kitty by Antoinette Portis

Going Places by Peter Reynolds

Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin

Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon,

Below by Nina Crews

Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle,

Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero by Anne Cottringer

Mighty Max by Harriet Ziefert

Princess Super Kitty by Antoinette Portis

Super Sam by Lori Ries

Traction Man is Here! by Mini Grey

Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel

Kiki's Blankie by Janie Bynum


Superhero External Links:

Social-Emotional Articles:



http://leftbraincraftbrain.com/2015/04/26/5-things-playing-superheroes-teaches-our-daughters/

http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=567


http://www.naeyc.org/tyc/files/tyc/The%20Science%20of%20Superheroes.pdf

Science Based Articles:



http://www.notimpossiblenow.com/lives/why-big-hero-6-brought-a-robotics-professor-to-tears

http://www.mrskathyking.com/free-bighero6-science-experiment-download-pack/

http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/2015/03/superhero-science-activities.html

https://cosmosmagazine.com/physical-sciences/science-behind-superheroes

http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/2014/07/superhero-science-fly-control-weather-lasso-truth/

Superhero Art and Music:



http://abduzeedo.com/when-i-grow-series-andy-fairhurst

http://jbrary.com/preschool-storytime-superheroes/

9/2015




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