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January: Going On Safari

Jan 18, 2016   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on January: Going On Safari

Pack your bags, put on a hat and get ready for a big adventure to the African grasslands. In the National park you will see elephants, zebras and maybe even get kissed by a Giraffe. Wow! They have very long tongues. Learn about people who live in the great savannah. Celebrate their art, make beads, learn to drum and don’t forget to sleep under a mosquito net! If Africa seems far away, find your own safari in your backyard. Hunt for beetles in the grass, make your own shelter and relax in the shade.

Letters we will learn this month:
Ee, Zz &Ss

Numbers the children will work with and count to this month:

9 & 10

Shape of the Month:


Color of the month:



The children will work with the basic ABCD pattern.  They will discuss the pattern daily on the calendar and be asked to continue that pattern.  They will work with shapes and place them in a pattern and continue it.  They will also put numbers and letters into the ABCD pattern.

Friendship Trait discussed and used throughout the daycare and discussed daily:


Sight Words for this Month:

Jumps, in, out, of

Spanish Words for this Month:

Leon (Lion), Elefante (Elephant), Rinocerante (rhinoceros), Cebra (Zebra), Jirafe (Giraffe), Guepardo (Cheetah), Oval (Oval), Amarillo (Yellow), Nueve (Nine), Diez (Ten), saltos (jumps), en (in), Afuera (out), de (of).

Sight Words your child Reviews everyday during calendar time which we add to monthly: 

the, and, look, at, you, to, can, in, love, not, it, is, a, my, go, stop, we, what, run, jump, finds, he, she, play, away, see, I, big, up, said, mad, like, little, sad, honest, glad

(Miss Kim also uses the sight words in sentences and the children will read the sentences.  We discuss if their mouth matches the sound or not when they read the word if it is something they have guessed on.)

Sign Language Words they Know:  

bird, all done, friend, smile, snow, love, alligator, sorry, bug, please, thank you, milk, water, eat, more, up, down, help, no, yes, cold, horse

Spanish words they know:

Numbers 1-20, Months of the year, Days of the week, horse, dog, puppy, grandma, boy, girl, cat, hat, barn, grasshopper, toothbrush, lion, jaguar, dragonfly, zebra, rocket, x-ray fish, kangaroo, octopus, ball, xylophone, leaf, owl, volcano, violin, frog, umbrella, globe, rabbit, mushroom, watermelon, whale, yam, monkey, elephant, jellyfish, cloud, sun, nut, egg, button, zipper, drum, quilt, kite, apple, grapes, star, underwear, hat, nest, queen, ant, bunny, pig, puppy, horse, feather, computer, lizard, snail, bird, money, fish, nest, cow, king, tractor, mouse, lamb, cat, hammer, chick, egg, ladybug, cake, hat, tree, and spider. “Como se llama” (it means, what is it called?) and also, “Hoy es…” (it means, today it’s…).


Recipe’s For the Month:

Giraffe Snack:

Supplies: Plastic Knives and Craft sticks or Spoons.

Ingredients: Tortillas, Peanut Butter, Bananas, and Raisins.


1. Encourage each child to demonstrate proper hand washing. (Count to 10 using soap and warm water.)

2. Cut long strips of tortilla for the giraffe’s neck and a piece for the head.

3. Invite Children to spread peanut butter on their tortillas.

4. Add spots with banana slices and/or raisins.

5. Eat and Enjoy!