2013 Semester 1 Plans

January 06, 2013

Hi everyone,

I hope that all of you are well and healthy, enjoying the start of another brand new year ahead. As discussed and confirmed by you guys, our new semester will be starting very soon. The details to the new semester session is as followed:

Friday Sessions:
Start: 25th January 2013
End: 26th April 2013
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday Sessions:
Start: 26th January 2013
End: 27th April 2013
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

We will be having 12 sessions this semester, with a total of 6 groups in total (3 on Friday, 3 on Saturday). We have decided to have 2 themes only this time round: Plants and Superheroes. The Plants lesson plans have already been discussed and finalized, but do take note that this is just a brief one. You don't have to exacly follow the lesson plan by the book. Impromptus are always most definitely welcome. The pedagogy has been made as according to the 6 individual groups. So do take note of the activity before heading for sessions.

Friday: Blueberry (3-4 yrs old)
Week:
Plan:
Remarks:
1 (Introduction)
1.       Attendance & Name Tags
2.       Games (Warm-up)
3.       Teaching of Hello Song
4.       Introduction to Gift
5.       Toilet break
6.       Big Book - Because of a sneeze
7.       Teaching of Goodbye Song
8.       Dismissal
·         Games (Eg: Magic Rock, London Bridge, Hokey Pokey)
·         Lyrics for Hello & Goodbye Song
2 (Plants: Week1)
1.       Introduction to Plants – Jigsaw of Plant parts (Watermelon Plant)
2.       Bean Stalk song
3.       Big Book – Enormous Watermelon
4.       Toilet Break
5.       Activity: Colouring
6.       Dismissal
·         Jigsaw puzzle of Plant parts
·         Lyrics for Bean
Stalk song
·         Activity: Colouring pages of leaves, flowers, watermelon
3 (Plants: Week2)
1.       Singing (Beanstalk Song) & decorating
2.       Games
3.       Toilet break
4.       Small book
5.       Seed Song
6.       Dismissal
·         Decorating materials: Tape, raffia string, coloured paper
·         Games: Hunter, fire, earthquake
·         Seed song lyrics
4 (Plants: Week3)
1.       Seed Song (Recap)
2.       Big Book – Jack and the Beanstalk
3.       Toilet break
4.       Activity: Beans Shaker
5.       Songs
6.       Dismissal
·         Jack and the Beanstalk storyline
·         Activity: Green bean ??
5 (Plants: Week4)
1.       Songs
2.       Games
3.       Activity: Scrapbook (leaves)
4.       Toilet Break
5.       Small Book
6.       Dismissal
·         Activity: Scrapbook, dried leaves ??
6 (Plants: Week5)
1.       Songs
2.       Games
3.       The giving tree
4.       Activity: Mosaic (paste colour paper)
·         Activity: Coloured paper

Friday: Apple (5 yrs old)

Week:
Plan:
Remarks:
1 (Introduction)
1.       Attendance (5mins)
2.       Introduction (10min)
3.       Teach Hello Song (10mins)
4.       Games (15mins)
5.       Toilet break (5mins)
6.    Teach Goodbye Song (10mins)

·       Introduction: To first session, to the theme of plants, to teachers
·      Games: Duck duck goose, magic rock
·        Logistic: Mahjong paper, Name tags, Markers

2 (Plants: Week1)
1.       Attendance (5mins)
2.       Hello Song & Recap of theme ‘Plants’(10mins)
3.       Teaching of Seed Song (10mins)
4.       Toilet break (5mins)
5.       Big Book – Seed Song (15mins)
6.    Activity: Seed in a cup & Goodbye song (10mins)

·       Recap of theme: Using plant pictures & decorations around the room
·        Logistics: Mahjong paper, Marker, Vanguard Sheet, Cups, Green beans, cotton wool, picture of plants and leaves
·       Activity: Remind parents to water seeds



3 (Plants: Week2)
1.       Attendance (5mins)
2.       Activity: Scrapbook & decorate (20mins)
3.       Toilet break (5mins)
4.       Games (10mins)
5.       Small Book (15mins)
Goodbye song (10mins)
·       Activity: Decorate front cover of scrapbook
·       Logistics: Colour pencil, markers, Scrapbook



Friday: Pear (6-7 yrs old)

Week:
Plan:
Remarks:
1 (Introduction)
1.       Introduce self
2.       Teach Hello Song
3.       Introduction to theme: (Plants)?
4.       Big Book Reading –Jack and the Beanstalk
5.       Dismissed
·         Logistics: Mahjong Paper, Markers, Tape
2 (Plants: Week1)
1.       Hello Song
2.       Recap Songs
3.       Rules
4.       Activity: Colouring
5.       Teach Seed Song
6.       Dismissed
·         Logistics: Lyrics sheet, Colour pencil, A4 paper with plants/flowers template, Mahjong papers, Markers
3 (Plants: Week2)
1.       Hello Song
2.       Recap Seed Song
3.       Small Book Reading
4.       Toilet Break
5.       Games
6.       Activity – Scrapbook
·         Games: Hunter, Fire, Squirrel
·         Activity: Decorate front cover to personalize
·         Logistics: Scrapbook, Colour pencils

 Saturday: Grapes (3-4 yrs old)

Week:
Plan:
Remarks:
1 (Introduction)
1.       Hello Song & Settle Down
2.       Introduction
3.       Toilet Break
4.       Big Book reading – Enormous Watermelon
5.       Goodbye Song
6.       Snacks
7.       Dismissed
·         Introduction: Teachers, Games(Duck-Duck-Goose), Sit-down Talking (Favorite food)
·         Logistics: Lyrics sheet, Snacks
2 (Plants: Week1)
1.       Hello Song & Fishes Song
2.       Activity: Introduction to Plant theme
3.       Toilet Break
4.       Big Book Reading – Enormous Watermelon
5.       Goodbye Song
6.       Snacks
7.       Dismissed
·         Activity: Plant showing activity (Ask about different parts of plants through picture/template), Plant song
·         Big Book Reading: Get the children to act part of the book
·         Logistics: 10 different plant pictures, Beanstalk song lyrics, Snacks
3 (Plants: Week2)
1.       Hello Song & Beanstalk Song recap
2.       Games
3.       Toilet break
4.       Small Book reading
5.       Teach Seed Song
6.       Snacks
7.       Dismissed
·         Games: Hunter-Fire-Earthquake
·         Logistics: Beanstalk song & Seed song lyrics, Snacks
4 (Plants: Week3)
1.       Songs recap
2.       Activity: Bean Shaker making
3.       Games
4.       Toilet break
5.       Big Book Reading – Jack and the beanstalk
6.       Goodbye Songs
7.        Snacks
8.       Dismissed
·         Activity: Bean Shaker Making & Sing-along with shaker
·         Games: Simon Says
·         Big Book Reading – Dramatization
·         Logistics: ?
 
5 (Plants: Week4)
1.       Hello Song & Mr. Sun Song
2.       Small Book Reading
3.       Toilet Break
4.       Activity
5.       Snacks
6.       Dismissed
·         Activity: Mosaic Art
·         Logictics:

Saturday: Orange (5 yrs old)
Week:
Plan:
Remarks:
1 (Introduction)
1.       Gather children
2.       Introduction
3.       Songs
4.       Toilet break
5.       Games
6.       Big Book Reading (Games)
7.       Dismissal
·         Logistics: Song lyrics, Big book, Rules, Mahjong paper, Snacks
2 (Plants: Week1)
1.       Hello songs & Games
2.       Introduction to Plants
3.       Activity: Plants Jigsaw
4.       Toilet Break
5.       Big Book Reading – Enormous Watermelon
6.       Games
7.       Dismissal
·         Logistics: Mahjong paper, Enormous Watermelon book, Plants parts drawing, Snacks
3 (Plants: Week2)
1.       Hello songs & Games
2.       Small Book Reading
3.       Toilet Break
4.       Activity: Mask Making (Flower)
5.       Snacks
6.       Dismissal
·         Logistics: Small Books, Mask, Printed template of Flower, Colour pencils, Glue, Strings
4 (Plants: Week3)
1.       Hello song & Games
2.       Big Book Reading – Enormous Watermelon
3.       Toilet Break
4.       Activity: Shading over leaves
5.       Snacks & Songs
6.       Dismissal
·         Logistics: ?

Saturday: Banana (6-7 yrs old)
Week:
Plan:
Remarks:
1 (Introduction)
1.       Ice Breakers
2.       Introduction to songs
3.       Toilet break
4.       Big Book Reading
5.       Activity: Related to Big Book
6.       Goodbye Song
7.       Dismissed
·         Songs: Hello Song, Fish Song, Wheels on the bus, Hokey Pokey
·         Logistics: Song Lyrics, Big Books, Snacks
2 (Plants: Week1)
1.       Hello Song
2.       Introduction to Plants
3.       Activity: Drawing in scrapbook
4.       Toilet Break
5.       Big Book Reading – Jack and the Beanstalk
6.       Goodbye Song
7.       Dismissed
·         Introduction to Plants: Bring the children on a “journey” to the decorations on the walls
·         Logistics: Pictures of plants, Scrapbook, Jack and the bean stalk book, snacks
 
3 (Plants: Week2)
1.       Hello Song
2.       Recap on Jack and the Beanstalk
3.       Introduction to Beanstalk song
4.       Life cycle of real beans & story
5.       Toilet break
6.       Activity: Growing of beans
7.       Goodbye song
8.       Dismissed
·         Activity: To decorate cup before placing in beans
·         Logistics: Beanstalk song lyrics, Grown beans (Day 0,2,4,6,8,10), Green beans, Styrofoam cups, Cotton pads, life cycle of beans story, Snacks, colouring materials
4 (Plants: Week3)
1.       Hello song
2.       Seed Song & Story
3.       Toilet break
4.       Life cycle mix & match
5.       Games
6.       Goodbye song
7.       Dismissed
·         Logistics: Song lyrics, Mix and match (printed papers), Snacks
5 (Plants: Week4)
1.       Hello Song
2.       Small Book reading
3.       Toilet break
4.       Activity: Colouring
5.       Goodbye song
6.       Dismissed
·         Logistics: Small books, Colouring papers, colouring materials, Snacks
6 (Plants: Week5)
1.       Hello Song
2.       Small Book Reading
3.       Toilet Break
4.       Activity: Scrapbook
5.       Goodbye song
6.       Dismissed
·         Activity: Decorate Scrapbook with leaves and beans
·         Logistics: Small books, Colouring materials, Dried leaves, Beans, Snacks

Volunteers groupings have already been settled. It will be released soon. Hope to see you guys during the next callback, which fall on the coming Saturday, 12th January at 10am. 
 
Have a great weekend and enjoy school, Gifters!
 
Lots of love,
Aini
 


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