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age 3 curriculum
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Play with a Purpose

Weekly Overview for September wk 1

Bible verse:  Psalm 139:14  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Manners/helping/personal care subject of the week: Washing hands 

Monday

 HOLIDAY ->

 

Dramatic play area suggestions:

Child's favorites: toys, blanket, pictures

  

Bulletin board suggestions:

Back to school themes

Apples

Pencils/crayons

Shapes

 

Readiness

3 sizes of an object with "smaller" and "larger" items labeled as such

 

Social Studies

Pictures of family and child

All about me pages (book)

Pictorial family tree

  

PLAN AHEAD:

Need 4 paper boxes for October week 2 - ask for them at an office supply store or copy center 

Tuesday

Readiness Skills (arithmetic)

Comparison - bigger/smaller

Bible Study – craft

Ananias and Sephira

Acts 5:1-10

Make piggy bank

Social Studies

All About me - book

Wednesday

Reading Skills

Tracing lines

Worksheet #1

Bible Study – application

 

Cooking

Sandwich faces

Thursday

Readiness Skills (physical)

Walking the line (heel to toe)

Bible Study – use craft

Science/Health

Touch box

Friday

Reading skills

Tracing Lines

Worksheet #2

Bible Study –

Read story and recite verse for sticker on chart

Special Activity

"Favorite activity" picture

Tuesday

Readiness Skills (arithmetic)

Bible Study

Social Studies

Activity:

Comparisons

Activity:

Reading story & craft

Activity:

All about me (starting the book)

Purpose:

Distinguishing "smaller" and "bigger"

Purpose:

Enhancing understanding of story

Purpose:

Developing self awareness

Setup:

Sets of 3 (bowls, cups, blocks…) in 3 different sizes

Setup:

Bible story: Ananias & Sephira (Acts 5:1-10)

Plastic juice concentrate bottle (top big enough for coins to get through neck and opening), pink paint, brush or sponge, 4 small corks or plastic bottle caps (for pig's feet), craft knife (for parent), black paint or marker, glue (hot glue gun ok if parent uses it)

Setup:

Standard piece of computer paper (or whatever size/color you choose. You will be creating a book over next several days and will need papers to be all same size), markers/crayons, tape measure, scale, mirror

Directions:

Set out the middle object from one set. Pull out the corresponding smaller item and ask, "is this ___ bigger or smaller?" If they can't identify it, give them the answer.  Then pull out the largest item and ask, "Is this one smaller or bigger?" Again, help as needed. Continue with a few sets of objects until child can identify the smaller and larger objects correctly.

 

 

  

Directions:

Read story. 

Parent uses craft knife to cut slit on one side of bottle (where child will put in the money) Glue on four feet (corks or bottle caps). Let child paint entire bottle, including top and feet, pink.  Use marker or black paint to add eyes, snout details, and a mouth if desired. A pipe cleaner can be twisted around a pencil for a curly tail.

 

Directions:

Have child draw a self portrait (let them look in the mirror). Remembering to leave a margin on the left side for later binding, somewhere around the picture write the following

1)       Child's name (only first letter is capitalized)

2)      "I weigh ___ pounds"

3)      "I am ___ feet, ___ inches tall"

4)      "My hair is _____" (color)

5)      "My eyes are ____ " (color)

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Wednesday

Reading Skills

Bible Study

Cooking

Activity:

Tracing lines

Activity:

Reading story/application

Activity:

Sandwich faces

Purpose:
Learning to follow (trace) lines

Purpose:
Enhance understanding of story

Purpose:
Experiencing cooking, enhancing a theme

Setup:

Worksheet #1, big pencil or crayon (if you laminate the worksheet child can use dry erase marker)

Setup:

Story

Setup:

Bread (bagels, English muffins, bread), spread like peanut butter or cream cheese, "facial feature" toppings (raisins, shredded lettuce or carrots, sliced red bell pepper, …)

Directions:

Show child how to follow the lines from left to right. Always start at the top left of a page and work your way right and down. This is an important skill as they start to read.

 

 

 

 

  

Directions:

Tell child that you are giving them three coins or bills for their piggy bank. Count them out and lay them on the table. "1,2,3" Pick them up and give two to the child to put in the bank - don't mention that you are only giving them two. When they ask for the next one say, "that's all. I only had two." They'll argue with you. Give them the third one. Then talk about the story - how Ananias and Sephira said they gave all their money to the church but kept some back for themselves. What happened to them?

Directions:

Help child cover bread with the spread if this is not something they can do themselves. Let them create a face with the toppings. Use this as a time to discuss how many eyes we have, how many noses, curly or straight hair Face picture does not have to be of them so don't worry if you don't have the right color toppings. It's just a face. Eat.

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