Science & Nature
Preschool Explorers Discover the Desert With Ms. Nicole! (1 Day/Ages 3-6)
Join us on a 1 day excursion where we will take a learning expedition hiking into the desert using our 5 senses to explore some of the animals and plants that live there using our 5 senses!
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year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
45 minute class
* "Good Morning/Introduction" song * Introduce the 5 senses by singing the "We've got Five Senses" Song! * Dry Desert Snack: (TASTE, SMELL, SIGHT, SOUND). We will make our snack together and eat it while listening to the book. What does it smell/taste like? What does it sound like when you smash the crackers? What color is it? * Literacy: (SIGHT, SOUND) Read Desert themed book (Teach about Book Title, Author, Words and Illustrations) * Discovery zone: (SIGHT, SOUND) - Learners will...
Learners will demonstrate the following skills: (Aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards/Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines) SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: *Social Relationships: Healthy interaction with adult and peers * Self Concept and Self Efficacy: The perception that one is capable of successfully making decisions, accomplishing tasks, and meeting goals. ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: * Engagement in English Literacy Activities: Understanding and responding to books, storytelling and songs presented in English. * Expressive Language: The ability to use language. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: * Gross Motor Skills: The control of large muscles for movement, navigation and balance. * Fine Motor Skills: The control of small muscles (utensils, self-care, building and exploring) LITERACY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS * Book Appreciation and Knowledge: The interest in books and their characteristics, and the ability to understand and get meaning from stories and information from books and other texts. * Phonological Awareness: An awareness that language can be broken into words, syllable and smaller pieces of sound. * Print Concept and Conventions: The concepts about print and early decoding. * Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols of objects to represent something else. * Reasoning and Problem Solving: The ability to recognize, understand, and analyze a problem and draw on knowledge or experience to seek solutions to a problem. MATHEMATICS KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS * Number Concepts and Quantities: The understanding that numbers represent quantities and have ordinal properties (number words represent a rank order, particular size, or position in a list). * Number Relationships and Operations: The use of numbers to describe relationships and solve problems. SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS * Scientific Skills and Method: The skills to observe and collect information and use it to ask questions, predict, explain and draw conclusions. * Conceptual Knowledge of the Natural and Physical World: The acquisition of concepts and facts related to the natural and physical world and the understanding of naturally-occurring relationships. SOCIAL STUDIES KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: * Self, Family, and Community: The understanding of one's relationship to the family and community, roles in the family and community and respect for diversity. * People and the Environment: The understanding of the relationship between people and the environment in which they live. CREATIVE ARTS * Music: The use of voice and instruments to create sounds. * Creative Movement and Dance: The use of the body to move to music and express oneself. * Art: The use of a range of media and materials to create drawings, pictures, or other objects. APPROACHES TO LEARNING * Initiative and Curiosity: And interest in varied topics and activities, a desire to learn, creativity and independence in learning. * Cooperation: An interest and engagement in group experiences.
* Bring an object to class that represents the desert for "Show and Share"! * Wear something that is "desert" related to class! (t shirt w/ picture of desert animal/landscape/plant, hat, etc.) * Bring ingredients for "desert snack" to class today. (1cracker (graham or any "brownish" cracker is preferred) in a plastic/paper/cloth bag or cup. Spoon optional but very helpful if using a cup!) *All items are optional but are intentionally planned to support learning with all of our 5 senses in the classroom!
* Bring an object to class that represents the desert for "Show and Share"! * Wear something that is "desert" related to class! (t shirt w/ picture of desert animal/landscape/plant, hat, etc.) * Bring ingredients for "desert snack" to class today. (1cracker (graham or any "brownish" cracker is preferred) in a plastic/paper/cloth bag or cup. Spoon optional but very helpful if using a cup! *All items are optional but are intentionally planned to support learning with all of our 5 senses in the classroom!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents will want to be near their learner in case of technical difficulties.
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