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Title: Alvord Elementary PreK Pups

Alvord Elementary Pre-K Pups
Daily Schedule
Welcome Packet
Classroom Curriculums
Ideas for Home
  • Teachers
  • Mrs. McDaniel
  • Mrs. Turlington

Current Events
Daily Schedule
  755 - 815 Morning Work and Daily Announceme
nts 815 - 910 Daily Literature and Language 9
10 - 915 Restroom Break 915 - 940 Recess 94
0 - 10 25 Assigned Learning Centers
1025 - 1035 Restroom Break 1040 - 1100 Lunch
1100 - 1130 Circle Time  
Current Events
Daily Schedule
Welcome Packet
Classroom Curriculums
Ideas for Home
Welcome Packet
  • Click here to view the Pre-K packet handed out at
    the beginning of the year.

Daily Schedule
Welcome Packet
Classroom Curriculums
Ideas for Home
Current Events
  • Creative Arts
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology

Daily Schedule
Welcome Packet
Classroom Curriculums
Ideas for Home
Current Events
  • Course Overview
  • Children will explore educational computer games
    to learn concepts of math, language arts, social
    studies, and science. Children will use computer
    programs such as Jump Start Pre-K.
  • The student will
  • Identify basic technology tools computer,
    monitor, mouse, keyboard, printer, television, CD
    player, telephone.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the uses of
    technology and communication tools.
  • Use a keyboard to type first name, letters, and
  • Operate basic tools and functions mouse,
    keyboard, printer, click, double click, click and
    drag, back button, scroll button.

Social Studies
  • Course overview
  • Children learn how to cooperate in a classroom
    community. Children learn about America through
    picture books and songs. Our units include
    Families, Community, Transportation, Holidays,
    Fairy Tales and more.
  • The student will
  • Practice problem-solving skills in social
  • Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of
  • Share classroom materials with the group.
  • Practice using manners please, thank you,
    excuse me, table manners.
  • Communicate his/her needs.
  • Take care of his/her own basic needs clean up,
    fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc.
  • State personal information first and last name,
    age, school name, city, state, country
  • learn basic concepts of history through
  • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance and the Pledge
    to the Texas flag.
  • Recognize flags of the United States and Texas.
  • identify the purposes and customs of holidays.
  • Identify types of work and workers (police,
    doctor, farmer, bus driver, etc.)

  • Course Overview
  • Children will explore and experience science
    through hands-on activities. We will chart the
    weather on a daily basis. Children will listen
    to non-fiction books read aloud.
  • The student will
  • Explore and investigate science materials
    magnets, prisms, magnifying glasses, color
    paddles, etc.
  • Experience the world around them through nature
    walks, gardening, and other explorations.
  • Observe insect life.
  • Observe plant growth.
  • Identify living and non-living things.
  • Identify weather conditions sunny, rainy,
    cloudy, windy, cold, warm.
  • Measure and mix ingredients in cooking
  • Identify eight basic colors.
  • Keep records of observations by drawing pictures
    and dictating sentences.
  • Identify simple parts of the body (arm, leg,
    foot, ankle, wrist, knee, back, etc.)
  • identify our five senses.
  • Describe weather and plant life during each

  • Course Overview
  • Children learn mathematics readiness through
    hands-on activities, games and songs. Concepts
    include numbers, shapes, counting, sorting,
    patterns, and one-to-one correspondence.
    Children are assessed by observation and work
  • The student will
  • Identify numerals 1-20.
  • count objects to 20.
  • Show one-to-one correspondence of objects.
  • Sort objects by various attributes color,
    shape, size.
  • Duplicate and create simple patterns AB, AABB,
    ABC, AAB.
  • Identify and order sizes small, medium, large.
  • Identify and order sizes small, medium,
  • Identify simple shapes square, rectangle,
    circle, triangle, oval, diamond.
  • Use terms more, less, same as to compare
    sets of objects or information on graphs.
  • Understand simple time concepts morning,
    afternoon, night, yesterday, today, tomorrow.
  • Recognize two or more types of money (penny,
    nickel, dime, quarter, dollar).
  • Interpret object and picture graphs (more, less,

Language Arts
  • Course Overview
  • Pre-Kindergarteners are exposed to the alphabet
    and environmental print. They learn letter
    names, letter formation, and letter sounds.
    Children learn that print has meaning, to
    recognize and write their own names, to listen to
    and retell stories, and to create stories of
    their own.
  • The student will
  • Identify most upper and lower case letters and
    some letter sounds.
  • Write his/her own name
  • Recognize first name in print.
  • Hold a pencil correctly.
  • Retell familiar stories.
  • Draw pictures, dictate words and/or use letters
    to write about stories and experiences.
  • Answer questions about stories.
  • Repeat simple nursery rhymes.
  • Recognize beginning print concepts print
    follows a left to right direction, top to
  • Recognize parts of a book.
  • Identify the title, author and illustrator.
  • Build vocabulary
  • Build listening skills through songs, stories
    and rhymes.
  • Strengthen visual discrimination.
  • Identify similarities and differences, and match
    like objects.
  • Develop fine motor skills, using play-dough,
    scissors, writing utensils, Legos, etc.

Creative Arts
  • Course Overview
  • Children will participate in activities in the
    areas of fine art, music, drama, and dance.
    Children will explore these areas in the
  • The student will
  • Create paintings and drawings.
  • Use a variety of art materials crayons,
    tempera paint, watercolor paint, markers, chalk,
    modeling clay.
  • Learn traditional songs and songs that enhance
    the curriculum.
  • Participate in movement songs and dances.
  • Use a variety of childrens instruments drums,
    sticks, bells, triangles, blocks, shakers.
  • Participate in dramatic play at center time.
  • Dramatize familiar stories using masks, puppets
    and felt characters.
  • Act out the movements of animals and their

At-Home Activities
Art At Home
Movement At Home
Language Arts At Home
Math At Home
Fine Motor Skills At Home
Science At Home
Daily Schedulec
Welcome Packet
Classroom Curriculums
Ideas for Home
Current Events
Science at Home
  • Nature Walk
  • Go on a nature walk in your neighborhood or in
    the woods. Collect small sticks, rocks,
  • leaves, or wildflowers. You can use them later
    to make a nature collage or look at them
  • through a magnifying glass.
  • Magnets
  • Let your child experiment with various objects
    and classify them as magnetic or non-magnetic.
    You can use a paper clip, screw, penny, pen cap,
    cork, crayon, etc.
  • Bubble Solution
  • Let your child mix his own bubble solution in a
    baby food jar. Use 2 Tbsp. Dishwashing liquid
    and ½ cup water. For blowers us a lid with the
    middle cut out, top third of plastic drink
    bottle, rigatoni, wagon wheel pasts, or cookie
  • Chemical Reaction
  • Let your child experiment with baking soda and
    vinegar to make a chemical reaction. Put baking
    soda in a paper cup and vinegar in another cup.
    Add amounts of one ingredient to the other and
    watch what happens.

Art Activities for Home
  • Make an Art Kit
  • Construction Paper Glue
  • Plain Drawing Paper Colored Chalk
  • Crayons Water Colors
  • Markers Tempera Paint
  • Scissors Colored Pencils
  • Wax Resist
  • Draw a simple picture with oil pastels (you can
    use crayons, but you must press hard).
  • Then, paint over the picture with water colors or
    a thin mixture of watered-down paint.
  • The drawing will show through the paint.
  • Sculpture
  • A great material for making sculpture is Crayola
    Model Magic. Use it to make
  • anything animals, bugs, people, letters. If
    you use the white Model Magic, it can be painted
  • When its dry.
  • Baby Snake Painting
  • Pour paint into several paper plates. Cut pieces
    of yarn into 3-inch pieces. Pretend the yarn

Movement at Home
  • Teddy Bear Freeze
  • Play a song and have your child make a teddy bear
    dance to the beat. When the music stops, the
    bear must freeze.
  • Color Hop Scotch
  • Lay squares of craft foam or felt on the floor
    (one of each color). Call out a color and have
    your child hop to that color mat.
  • Red Light, Green Light
  • Cut circles out of red and green cellophane and
    fit the circles in two flashlights. (Unscrew the
    flashlight and take the light out of the plastic
    rim. Put the colored plastic on the light, fit it
    back into the rim and screw the top back on.)
    Let your child choose a toy car to roll around on
    the floor when the green light is on. When you
    turn on the red light, the car should stop.
  • OR---
  • Have your child move when the green light is
    shining and freeze when the red
  • light is shining.

Language Arts Activities for Home
  • Shaving Cream
  • Put a small amount of shaving cream on the table
    or on a tray. Spread it out and draw letters and
    numbers in the shaving cream with your finger.
    You may want to use a smock, but if it gets on
    clothes it fades away after a few minutes. When
    it is time to clean up, rub the shaving cream
    until it disappears, then wash the table or
  • Play-Dough Letters
  • Either make imprints of letters using pasta,
    blocks, bottle tops, etc. or form letters from
    the play-dough.
  • Name
  • Write your childs name on a piece of
    construction paper in large letters. Glue on
    yarn, beans or glitter.
  • Letter Magnets
  • Provide letter magnets for your child to play
    with on the refrigerator or cookie sheet.

Math Activities to do at Home
  • Gummi Bears Count
  • Write a number on each paper cup. Pretend the
    paper cups are bear caves. Count out the correct
    amount of gummi bears for each cave.
  • Candy Sorting
  • Have your child sort colored candy by color.
  • Candy Patterns
  • Start a color pattern, such as red, yellow, red,
    yellow. . . Have your child continue the pattern
    by adding more red and yellow candy to the line.
    (Some patterns AB, AABB, ABC)
  • Money Toss
  • Toss five pennies onto the floor and count how
    many heads and tails.
  • Dominoes
  • Dominoes re great for learning counting and
    matching. Children have to count the
  • dots on one side of a domino and match it to the
    same amount on another domino.

Fine Motor Skills Activities
  • Scissors Play-dough
  • Let your child use scissors to cut play-dough.
    This helps build fine motor strength and helps
    them learn to use scissors.
  • Bolt Box
  • Match and screw together various sizes of nuts
    and bolts.
  • Bugs
  • Let your child use tweezers to pick up plastic
    bugs and drop them in a jar or bug box
  • Feed the Alien
  • Decorate a 2-liter drink bottle to look like an
    alien (use puff paint, wiggle eyes, and other
    things). Let your child use a melon scoop to
    pick up marbles and drop them into the bottle.
  • Clothesline
  • Let your child use clothespins to hang socks or
    Barbie clothes on a string. You can tie the
    string between two chairs.

Recipes for Fun at Home
  • Recipes
  • More Recipes
  • Even More Recipes
  • Recipes for Homemade Playdough

Daily Schedule
Welcome Packet
Classroom Curriculums
Ideas for Home
Current Events
  • Gingerbread Boy Cookies
  • You need a gingerbread cookie (homemade or
    pre-packaged). A cup of white icing and
  • popsicle stick spreader. Spread the icing on the
    cookie, then decorate with small candies.
  • Lamb Cookies
  • Spread marshmallow cream around the edge of a
    sugar cookie. Place chocolate wafer
  • halves at the top for ears. Add chocolate chip
    eyes and nose. Make a mouth with gel
  • icing.
  • Monster Mash (serves one)
  • Ingredients
  • 1 scoop Boo Goo (vanilla ice cream)
  • 1 Tbsp. Swamp Mud (chocolate syrup)
  • 1 Tbsp. Spider Fangs (mini chocolate chips)
  • 10 Mummy Toes (mini marshmallows)
  • Place ingredients in a paper cup. Mash together
    with a plastic spoon. Top with a
  • spoonful of slime (green tinted whipped cream)
    Devour if you dare!
  • Ants on a Log
  • Spread peanut butter on a large pretzel stick.
    Add raising for ants on the log.

More Recipes
  • Lion Cookies
  • Spread peanut butter on top of a sugar cookie.
    Place vanilla wafer halves at the top for ears.
    Add candy corn around the edges (points inward)
    for the mane. Add chocolate chip eyes and nose.
    Make a mouth with gel icing.
  • Spider Tea Cakes
  • You need an unfrosted cupcake, cut of white
    frosting, popsicle stick (for spreading), 8
    pretzel sticks for legs, and a gumdrop. Choose
    any color of food coloring, and add one drop to
    the frosting. Let your child mix it, then spread
    on the frosting and add the pretzels and
  • Traffic Light Cookies
  • You need 3 vanilla wafers and three cups with a
    small amount of white icing in each. Add red,
    green and yellow food coloring to the cups and
    stir to mix the color and icing. Use a popsicle
    stick to spread the red, green and yellow icing
    onto the three cookies to
  • make a traffic light.

Even More Recipes
  • Nutty Nests
  • Ingredients (makes nine nests)
  • 1 cup nut topping (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • Mix with a spoon. Roll a spoonful into a ball.
    Place ball on waxed paper and flatten slightly.
    Use thumb to make impression in center of the
    nest. Add small grapes for the eggs
  • Hat Cookies
  • You need a large sugar cookie, marshmallow,
    spreader, and cup of peanut butter. Use peanut
    butter to stick the marshmallow to the cookie.
    Decorate with colored sprinkles.
  • Pinwheel Sandwich
  • Spread jam onto a slice of bread. Cut the slice
    into four triangles. Arrange the triangles in a
    pinwheel shape. Put a round banana slice in the

PlayDough Recipes
  • Play-Dough
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 Tbsp. Cream of tartar
  • ½ cup salt
  • 4 Tbsp oil
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • Food coloring
  • Mix dry ingredients together. Mix oil, food
    coloring and boiling water in separate container.
    Stir liquid mixture until cool enough to knead.
    Knead until smooth. If play-dough is too
    crumbly, knead in a small amount of oil. Store in
    an airtight container.
  • No-Cook Play-Dough
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 Tbsp oil
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • Mix oil and food color together before adding to
    dry mixture. Mix until pliable.
  • Keep in container or plastic bag.

Current Events Photographs
  • Themes
  • Students of the Month
  • Pictures

Daily Schedule
Welcome Packet
Classroom Curriculums
Ideas for Home
Current Events
Choose a Month to View the Student of that Month
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May

September October November
Daily Schedule
Welcome Packet
Classroom Curriculums
Ideas for Home
Current Events
Septembers Student of the Month
Age 4
My Favorite Activity Outside School Ride my bi
ke I like our principal, Mr. Crutsinger because
He visits our classroom

My Favorite Song Apple Annie My Favorite
Thing About School Playing with my friends
My Best Friend Macy My Favorite Lunch Chi
  • Faith

  • Back to School
  • Bears
  • Transportation
  • Ice Cream
  • Pumpkins
  • Spiders
  • Leaves/Autumn
  • Cookies
  • Penguins
  • Kings
  • Monkeys
  • Night/Nocturnal
  • Farm
  • Texas/Cowboy
  • Volcanoes
  • Seasons
  • Zoo
  • Honeybees

All About Me Nursery Rhymes Hats Fire Safety A
pples Thanksgiving Winter Christmas Farm Love
Valentines Pigs Spring/Growing Easter Dinosa
urs Rainbows Rainforest Vacation/Trips
Daily Schedule
Welcome Packet
Classroom Curriculums
Ideas for Home
Current Events