I wanted to share my plans for this week. Our theme for Kindergarten this week is: the body. Our kindergarteners are put into 3 groups depending upon skill levels. I have the youngest/most basic. Then there are two more above me.
The group directly above me can read already, and the group above that can read a bit stronger. The ages are a bit different too. I have the little ones Age 3-6 (Western age–Korean ages are figured a bit differently.)
So, we’re learning everything.
*Body part names (I’m keeping it kind of basic, I think. Stuff that’s used most frequently)
We’ve talked about the ones that are in bold. Each unit (in kindergarten) is a month long. I tried introducing senses, but I think they were really confused, so I figured I’d let it ride out a bit and we’d just do that later on.
This is my lesson plan agenda for the week (each class is 35 minutes long):
-Review Body & Left/Right
-ABC Matching Game (I have flashcards made up that they use to put the letters in ABC order…or to do their best in some cases. I pair the ones that are struggling with a partner)
-Awards–I found Alphabet Achievement Awards online!–They’re just printouts that say that that student has mastered their alphabet. I have one student that has it down and one that is really, really close. She gets some letters mixed up. The C and the K, and I forgot what the other pair was. I’m working with the other two on it. The other two are also a lot younger, so it might be awhile.
-Phonics Workbooks (2 pages)
-Letter tracing worksheets (2 letters)
-ABC video (5 minutes)
-Elmo’s Sneezing Video (1 minute)
-CRAFT TIME: Tambourine
note: For some reason, our school has the kindergarten students doing these really advanced art books (Botticelli-esque)…yes..they’re really young, and yes, they have trouble with them. So, I want to do some fun stuff in my class. Plus, crafts help build muscles in their hands…which is good for later handwriting. And, I think it’s fun.
-Hello, How are you? video
-Hokey Pokey (Yes, I do it with them, lol.)
-Hello, how are you–video
-Body Tracing Activity (large paper..trace bodies and label)
-Introduce new speech for this week (I SEE you, I HEAR you)
-Talk more about senses
-Hello, How are you?
-Review body and senses
-Phonics ABC video
-ABC Cards–put in order (Introduce Word cards to Crystal)
-Practice Speeches x2
-Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Only class for me is Theme Class–Speech Day/Presentation Day
By the way, this is my ESL channel on YouTube:
Other crafts I want to do: