ECE 1B Week-Long Lesson Plan

Observation and understanding individual children are the basis for planning

Theme: Our school and world

Child Development Center                                         Date: March 2018                                                                   Age Group: 3-5 years.

Indoor Environment Learning Centers (*=new to the environment this week)

Dramatic Play
Restaurant dramatic play
Materials: I will need plastic cups and plates, a table, four chairs, two signs that are reversible (Open/Closed and Please wait to be served/ Thank You), a basket with menus, ordering pads, and a boy and girl hotel waiter uniform.
Procedure: The game will be played in sets of at least to people and a maximum of five. One of the kids will act as the waiter and will wear the hotel waiter uniform. The other children will act as clients and will order for various meals that are in the picture menu. The waiter will pretend to serve her customers using plastic cups and plates.
Lessons Learned: This activity will enhance the children ability to count, communicate, and interpret instructions. Kids acting as waiters will repeatedly count the number of plates and cups they should use when serving. There will be a lot of communication between the children, which will enhance their communication skills.
Fine Motor
Identifying of chicks in a sand and pebbles mixture.
Materials:  I will use a Large tub, sand, small pebbles, scooper, small chicks (purchased from a craft store), another container and towel.
Procedure: At a time, 3 children can play at the table. Place a large towel beneath the sand tub in order to collect the sand. After each child finishes playing, scoop up remaining sand and store it in a tub with a lid so that it can be reused in other play activities.
Lessons Learned: This activity enables children to learn how to count since it entails children scooping and counting the small chicks that are kept in the sand and small pebbles mixture. Additionally, they learn how to count, explore their senses, and have self-control.
This game also enhances the children’s fine motor skills, through continued of catching the small chicks in the sands.
Color mixing game
Materials: I will need Ice cube trays, red blue and yellow food coloring, warm water, 6 glasses or other clear containers such as jars.
Procedure: There should be 3 to 4 children in one table. Make 6 cubes of each color red, blue, and yellow and diluted the food coloring also with water. Use warm water in order to speed up the melting procedures on the ice cubes. Watch as the colors melt and make predictions of the process taking place. Keep alert of water spilling on the floor because children can slip.
Lessons Learned: The children will explore color mixing and learn how colors blend with each other. This activity will make the children learn how to evaluate data, be patient, and how to have self-awareness.
Science: In terms of science the experiment will enhance their reasoning, experimentation, observation, and prediction abilities.
Building Block Games
Material: I will need pre-designed plastic or wooden building blocks. These interlocking blocks can be used to create various structures depending on the child’s interest
Procedures: The number of children that can play at any time will depend on the number of available blocks. For ease of management, I will prefer 10 kids playing at ago. The kids will in some cases cooperate to build the desired structure. In other instances, each kid will develop his/her preferred structure.
Lessons Learned: This activity will enable children to learn how to count since they will regularly attempt to keep track of their blocks. It will also enhance their creative, spatial reasoning, engineering, and language skills. Additionally, the blocks will enhance the kids’ motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The cooperation among the kids will enable them to learn how to work as a team.


Outdoor Environment Learning Center

The outdoor classroom activities will be an extension of the indoor activities

·         Creative painting of bottles, stones, and paper that will be arranged in the playground. The children will use their own creativity to make different shades on bottles, stones, and Manila paper using paint brushes.
·         The children will be asked to color different pictures using crayons, which I will have drawn on a manila paper. This activity will enhance their creativity and imagination.
·         The children will be required to make different models using plasticine.
Grassy/ Open Area
·         I will provide the children with soft soccer balls, which they will kick and play with.
·         Together with the kids, we will make a bubble solution, which will then use to create bubbles. I will need a soap solution, glycerin, water, and bubble wands that will be used by the kids to make bubbles.

Lesson Plan

Teacher:                                                                                        Week of:

Movement Song Story Finger Play
·         Tape jumping
·         Tissue jumping
·         Animal movement Dice
·         Patty Cake
·         Miss Mary Mack
·         Rocking Robin
·         Concentration 64
·         Animal village
·         The legend of the mystery forest
·         “The Empty Pot” by Demi.
·         “What If Everybody Did That?” by Ellen Javernick.
·         Wheels on the bus.
·         Five little monkeys
·         Eensey Weensey Spider

Small Group Focus (Concepts or themes or emerging ideas)

Dramatic Play
·         Add a waiting dress so that more than one kid can act as a waiter.
·         Add a Chef’s hat so that another kid can act as the chef.
·         Add more chairs so that more kids can act as customers.
·         Color drawings on Manila paper.
·         Paint bottles and stones with different shades of color.
Sensory Science
·         Add more colors so that the kids can create many color combinations.
·         Add large hollow blocks
·         Add new templates for guiding in block building.
·         Add sketch pad, pencils, and paper.
·         Use spray cans in painting.
·         Show the kids models, such as plastic eyeglasses and pens, to enhance their creativity.
Grassy/Open Area
·         Organize the kids into teams when playing with balls.
·         Give the kids different roles in the pay (goalkeeper, defenders, players)

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