The _____ of the Week!

Students choose the number, letter, color shape, animal(s), plant(s), and/or mineral/nonliving material of the week.

As the week progresses notice when it pops up, what question arise, and what doors open!

Perhaps, keep a chart or graph (below):

NumberColorShapeAnimal
Wk15GoldPentagonBat
Observe5 fingers, 5 toes, count by 5’s to 100, 5 pillars of Islam, 5 prayersGrandmama’s Gold Stars, Packers (NFL)Okra Bats have four long fingers and a thumb
Wk 26Gold (again)Hexagon (how to draw)Spider
ObserveMuhammad (saw) had 6 children with Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her); in 6 days student turns 5; 3 is half of 6, insects (6 legs)On the periodic table: Au, soft, mining/caves, treasure, yellow, shining sun, honeyBee hives, snowflakes, spiderwebs, spider eyes
Wk3InfinitySilverLemniscateButterfly
ObserveTry and count to infinity. I love you infinity x infinity. What is 2x infinity?Periodic element: Ag, color silver found inside the chips bag, magnets on the toy trains, pots and pans, silverwareLike #8, leg pillow, cyclesButterfly wings
Wk4ZillionIridescentHyperboloidT Rex
ObserveWhat lived on the earth zillions of years ago?Bubbles, dragonfly wings, beetles, camouflage Hyperboloid structureWas the skin of the t-rex iridescent?

Language Practice

Start with the basic colors, shapes, and numbers, choose one of each to focus on each week.

When you see it, mention it, in your primary language and others.

Also talk together about the qualities of the word, and/or work them casually into lessons or playtime.

English普通话Español(le) françaisрусскийالعَرَبِيَّةASL
ColorBlue蓝色
Lán sè

Video:
Learn Your Colours
azul

Song:  
¡Colores, colores!
bleue (f)
bleu (m)
синий
siniy
أزرق
‘azraq
blue

Video:
Colors of the Rainbow
ShapeCircle
quān
circulocercleкруг
krug
دائرة
dayira
circle


Video: 1-100
0(zero),
1(one),
2(two), 3(three)
零 / 〇 Líng,
,
Èr,
Sān

Video:
1-10
cero,
uno,
dos,
tres

Video:
1-10
zéro,
un, deux, trois

Video:
1-10
ноль,
один, два,
три
nol’,
odin, dva,
tri

Video: 1-10
صفر ،
واحد ،
اثنان ،
ثلاثة
sifr,
wahid, athnan,
thlath

Video:
1-10
0,
1,
2,
3

Video:
1-10