We will celebrate the Polar Express this week by having Spirit Week!
Monday – Christmas Sweater Day
Tuesday – Crazy Hair and Hat Day
Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday (Wear anything wacky inside out or upside down!)
Thursday – Polar Bear Day (dress up like a polar bear!)
Friday – PJ Day – we will watch the Polar Express, drinking cocoa and enjoying cookies. We would be very grateful if each family would donate one dozen cookies for our party.

LESSON PLANS


Roly Poly Picassos & Fabulous Fireflies

Color of the Week: Gray
Number of the Week: 8
Shape of the Week: Star
Letter of the Week: Yy
Language and Literacy: The Polar Express

Monday
Sensory and Rhythm: “Jingle Bells”
Creative Exploration: Painting train cars
Circle Time: What is a train?
Physical Health and Development: Crawl the Polar Express!
Tuesday
Sensory and Rhythm: “I’m a little snowman”
Creative Exploration: Cocoa sensory bin
Circle Time: How many jingle bells is 8?
Physical Health and Development: Shake bells
Wednesday
Sensory and Rhythm: “Rudolph”
Creative Exploration: Fingerprint Christmas tree painting
Circle Time: ____ starts with “Y”
Physical Health and Development: Fly to Santa’s workshop
Thursday
Sensory and Rhythm: “Jingle Bells”
Creative Exploration: Fingerprint Christmas tree painting continued…
Circle Time: What are our favorite things about The Polar Express?
Physical Health and Development: Sort jingle bells
Friday
Sensory and Rhythm: “Oh, do you hear?”
Creative Exploration: Cocoa sensory bin
Circle Time: How many marshmallows is 8?
Physical Health and Development: Hop the Polar Express


Doodlebugs

Letter of the Week: Zz
Shape of the Week: Train
Color of the Week: White
Number of the Week: 7
Language and Literacy: The Polar Express

Monday
Sensory and Rhythm: “What’s on the train?”
Creative Exploration: Make a Polar Express train
Circle Time: What is a train?
Physical Health and Development: Move like a train
Tuesday
Sensory and Rhythm: “1,2 buckle my shoe”
Creative Exploration: Make a Polar Express train continued…
Circle Time: Count to 7 in Spanish
Physical Health and Development: “Head, shoulders, knees and toes”
Wednesday
Sensory and Rhythm: “The wheels on the bus”
Creative Exploration: Polar express snack
Circle Time: I spy a train
Physical Health and Development: Yoga for kids
Thursday
Sensory and Rhythm: “ABC’s”
Creative Exploration: Glacier fun
Circle Time: All about the letter 2
Physical Health and Development: Sign for “Z”
Friday
Sensory and Rhythm: “Snow Day”
Creative Exploration: Snow day fun
Circle Time: I spy the color white
Physical Health and Development: Dance party!


Creative Creatures
Letter of the Week: Qq
Color of the Week: Black
Shape of the Week: Recrangle
Number of the Week: 7
Language and Literacy: The Polar Express

Monday
Math and Science: Make play snow
Creative Exploration: Make class handprint wreath
Physical Health and Development: Red light, green light
Sensory and Fine Motor: Shaving cream painting
Tuesday
Math and Science: Count to 7 in Spanish
Creative Exploration: Make class handprint wreath
Physical Health and Development: Reach up high then touch your toes
Sensory and Fine Motor: Shake jingle bells
Wednesday
Math and Science: Melting snow balls
Creative Exploration: Jungle bell painting
Physical Health and Development: Snowball toss game
Sensory and Fine Motor: Build a snow man with playdough
Thursday
Math and Science: Make chocolate milk
Creative Exploration: Hand print mittens
Physical Health and Development: Yoga for kids
Sensory and Fine Motor: Winter sensory bin
Friday
Math and Science: Snow storm in a bottle
Creative Exploration: Decorate Christmas tree snack
Physical Health and Development: Dance party!
Sensory and Fine Motor: Bubble wrap art


Antsy Artists
Letter of the Week: Qq
Number of the Week: 17
Color of the Week: Blue
Shape of the Week: Trapezoid
Language and Literacy: The Polar Express

Monday
Math and Science: Counting cotton balls
Language and Literacy: “Q” words
Creative Exploration: Christmas projects
Physical Health and Development: Playground races
Sensory and Fine Motor: Polar Bear hand print
Tuesday
Math and Science: Ice cream cone Christmas trees
Creative Exploration: Book discussion
Circle Time: Make a jingle bell necklace
Physical Health and Development: Lilly pad hop
Sensory and Fine Motor: Glitter ice
Wednesday
Math and Science: Beads on pipe cleaner counting
Language and Literacy: Chalkboard names
Creative Exploration: Make snow
Physical Health and Development: Parachute play
Sensory and Fine Motor: Shaving cream and white glitter
Thursday
Math and Science: Make Reindeer chow
Language and Literacy: Foam letter freeze dance
Creative Exploration: Reindeer Footprint
Physical Health and Development: Tag
Sensory and Fine Motor: Tapioca sensory bin
Friday
Math and Science: Baking soda and vinegar
Language and Literacy: Hush Little Polar Bear
Creative Exploration: Potato stamp ornaments
Physical Health and Development: Catch and throw
Sensory and Fine Motor: Icy cold snow dough


DaVinci Dragonflies
Number of the Week: 12
Letter of the Week: Rr
Color of the Week: White
Shape of the Week: Rectangle
Language and Literacy: Polar Express

Monday
Math and Science: How do trains work?
Language and Literacy: Book read and discussion
Creative Exploration: Jingle bell painting
Physical Health and Development: Musical instruments
Sensory and Fine Motor: Tape train tracks
Tuesday
Math and Science: How does a polar bead stay warm?
Language and Literacy: Polar Bear, Polar Bear
Creative Exploration: Egg carton train
Physical Health and Development: Polar Bear yoga
Sensory and Fine Motor: Build train tracks
Wednesday
Math and Science: Candy cane experiment
Language and Literacy: HWT “R”
Creative Exploration: Trains with names craft
Physical Health and Development: Train parade
Sensory and Fine Motor: “All aboard” train dancing
Thursday
Math and Science: Marshmallow counting
Language and Literacy: Letter “R” songs
Creative Exploration: Polar bears say “Roar” craft
Physical Health and Development: Jingle bell dance
Sensory and Fine Motor: Jingle bell necklaces
Friday
Polar Express Party!


Claude Caterpillars
Number of the Week: 4
Letter of the Week: Jj
Color of the Week: White
Shape of the Week: Star

Monday
Math and Science: How does ice melt?
Language and Literacy: The Polar Express
Creative Exploration: Make a name train
Physical Health and Development: Class train body movement
Sensory and Fine Motor: Ice and snow sensory play
Tuesday
Math and Science: How many sides does a star have?
Language and Literacy: Letter “J” word list
Creative Exploration: Hot chocolate mug with cotton balls
Physical Health and Development: Star breathing exercise
Sensory and Fine Motor: Trace a star and add glitter to it
Wednesday
Math and Science: Blubber experiment
Language and Literacy: Polar Bear, Polar Bear
Creative Exploration: Explore ice and shaving cream
Physical Health and Development: Follow the leader on train tracks
Sensory and Fine Motor: Sting a jingle bell necklace
Thursday
Math and Science: Stacks of 4
Language and Literacy: Read and discuss Polar Express
Creative Exploration: Paint train tickets
Physical Health and Development: Jump for “J” words
Sensory and Fine Motor: Trace letter “J”
Friday
Math and Science: Play with ice cold Jingle Bells
Language and Literacy: Watching the Polar Express movie
Creative Exploration: Decorate trains
Physical Health and Development: Dance to “Hot Chocolate” song
Sensory and Fine Motor: Hole punch tickets


Monet Monarchs

Number of the Week: 75
Letter of the Week: Zz
Color of the Week: Silver
Shape of the Week: Circle

Monday
Math and Science: Snowflake matching
Language and Literacy: The Polar Express
Creative Exploration: Santa’s sleigh
Physical Health and Development: Snow Dance
Sensory and Fine Motor: Letter to Santa
Tuesday
Math and Science: Polar Express Sequence
Language and Literacy: The Polar Express
Creative Exploration: First gift of Christmas
Physical Health and Development: Falling snow
Sensory and Fine Motor: Christmas Trees
Wednesday
Math and Science: Poinsettia color by number
Language and Literacy: The Polar Express
Creative Exploration: Stain glass ornaments
Physical Health and Development: All aboard the train
Sensory and Fine Motor: Writing “X’s”
Thursday
Math and Science: Shape train
Language and Literacy: The Polar Express
Creative Exploration: Name trains
Physical Health and Development: Ice skating
Sensory and Fine Motor: Graham cracker trains
Friday
The Polar Express celebration

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