Subject: Morning Circle 
Grade: Pre K 3 

1. Topic


2. Content

Letters, Numbers, Days of the Week, Months of the Year, etc. 


3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes

1. Students will learn the days of the week and the months of the
year.
2. Students will learn the alphabet.
3. Students will identify rhyming words.
4. Students will identify colors and shapes.
5. Students will learn to count. 


4. Objectives

1. Students will say the days of the week in order and be able to
determine what day it is through a song. Students will be able to
say the months of the year in order and be able to say what month
it is through a song.
2. The students will sing the alphabet song to determine what letter
we will be focusing on this week (M).
3. The students will help me determine what words rhyme/do not rhyme.
4. The students will identify the color of the week, and they will
take turns finding that color around the classroom. The students will
identify the shape of the week and find that shape around the classroom.
5. The students will practice counting. 


5. Materials and Aids


6. Procedures/Methods

A. Introduction
1. The students will help me determine what the date is and what
day of the week it is. Then we will sing the months of the year and
days of the week songs.
2. We will determine what the letter of the week will be. (M) We will
say the alphabet, and then the children will say what comes after
L. We will go through the letter cards and see which pictures begin
with M.
3. 


B. Development
1. We will pick out two new rhyming cards for the board. We will
discuss what rhyming means, and the advancing students will tell other
rhyming words that rhyme with the cards.
2. We will pick out a new shape and color for the week.
3. One student will tell what the weather is. We will discuss that
it is winter, but soon it will be spring.
4. I will pick out a number and the students will help me count out
the appropriate amount of gumballs for the gumball machine. 


C. Practice
1. We will play "I Spy" with the color of the week. The children
will take turns finding things around the classroom that have the
color in it.
2. We will play "I Spy" with the shape of the week. The children will
take turns finding things around the classroom that are the shape
of the week. 


D. Independent Practice
Throughout the rest of the day, activities are geared around the
letter of the week, counting, number recognition, etc. 


E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)
I will ask the advancing students more difficult questions, such
as what month comes after February. I will ask what other words start
with the letter M, what numbers make 28, etc.
The emerging students will be asked more simple questions involving
colors and shapes. 


F. Checking for understanding
Throughout the year I check to make sure the children are learning
during morning circle through formal and informal assessments. 


G. Closure
I will introduce our theme (farm) and tell them about the project
we will make later in the morning. 


7. Evaluation

Each week I ask different children different questions during circle
time to check that they are learning and retaining past information. 

