Letter M -Preschool Unit Plan


Unit Plan

Enjoy some sounds of “Mambo”

Mathematics: TN KCC A.3, KCC B.5, KCC B.4b, KOA A.1 & A.2, KMD A.1 & A.2

-Measure                 -Minus/marshmallows

Social Studies: TN K 3.01, 3.03, 1.01, 1.02, 1.03

-Map                          -Mountains                         -Maya Indians

Science: TN K 7.73,7.8.1, 7.8.2, 7.9.1,7.11.1,

-Man Made Objects                      -Weather Data                  -Heat Chart

-Materials (solids/liquids)                   -Motion

Language Arts: TN RFK 2.d, RFK 3.b, SLK 1.a, SLK 1.b, SLK 6, LK 1.a, LK 1.f, RLK1, RLK2, RLK3, RLK4, RLK5

Multiple Intelligences


Verbal/Linguistic- Monkey’s Miserable Monday, ABC Mouse, Mr. Brown Can Moo, consonant “M”, reading, writing, Capitals & punctuation

Logical Mathematical- math (numbers 1-20), measure

Body Kinesthetic-Mambo, Movement (side to side, zigzag, forward & backward)

Spatial- Draw /Color M & m, Drawing Mountains, coloring w/ABC Mouse.com

Music/Rhythm- Mozart

Interpersonal- Relating to Daddy S, Daddy H, & Mamaw

Intrapersonal –Asking how they are experiencing their day with a video journal from iPad

Nature- geography w/Maps & Mountains

Rainy Thursday!

"It's Raining Daffodils"

“It’s Raining Daffodils”


I wanted to share this poem with you all today. The rain from last night and all the spring flowers are what brought it to my mind. It is by Robert Loveman who lived in Dalton, Georgia.

The Rain Song

It isn’t raining rain to me,

It’s raining daffodils;

In every dimpled drop I see

Wild flowers on the hill.

 The clouds of grey engulf the day

And overwhelm the town;

It isn’t raining rain to me,

It’s raining roses down.

 It isn’t raining rain to me,

But fields of clover bloom,

Where any a buccaneering bee

May find a bed and room.

 A health unto the happy

A fig for him who frets.

It isn’t raining rain to me,

It’s raining violets.



St. Patrick’s Day 2013

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin, Ireland: June 13, 2011

I’ve always enjoyed all the “wearing of the green” and the leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day. However, it wasn’t until our day in Dublin, Ireland June of 2011, that I felt a “spiritual conncetion” with Saint Patrick.  I had even read several times yet without absorbing much history of Saint Patrick to really know his story.

St. Patrick

He had been taken from  homeland in Wales (Great Britain) to be a slave in Ireland. He was approximately 16, and by his early 20s he had made it back to Wales. He then became a minister and returned to Ireland.

He writes that he “baptized thousands of people”. He ordained priests to lead the new Christian communities. He converted wealthy women, some of whom became nuns in the face of family opposition. He also dealt with the sons of kings, converting them too.

Carter, Nana, Haven, & Ammon (admiring the vaulted ceilings)
June 13, 2011: St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin, Ireland

My favorite building in Dublin, Ireland was St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It had such a warmth and “spirit” about it. It wasn’t like other cathedrals I have been in where it was like a museum instead of a place of worship. St. Patrick’s work was filled with love and giving, and his spirit seems to permeate his cathedral.

Ash Wednesday 2013

Genesis 3:19. “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”


Luke 9: 23:  “Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

Ash Wednesday

How bold Christians must be to wear ashes on their foreheads, and I love, appreciate, and admire those that will today!  By no means does an outward form of appearance show what is in the heart of a person, but it is one of the few times in the year that people in droves of numbers actually show that they are followers of Jesus Christ as they go out and about with an ash cross on their foreheads.

Non-Christians, maybe take a few minutes today to “google” Jesus Christ, or Ash Wednesday. The event isn’t found in the Bible, but it is an event that many use to remember Jesus as a human and his sacrifices. This is the first event in a Christian “season” that leads up to Easter over 40 days from now.


Christians in Chattanooga, I know the Episcopal, most Methodist, and Presbyterian churches will have Ash Wednesday services: usually morning, noon, and maybe an evening service as well. I do know that Christ Methodist in East Brainerd is having a 7 AM, Noon, and evening service today.

Kids’ Workshop: Home Depot

We are enjoying Home Depot’s FREE Kid’s Workshops!

We started (I guess kinda like a New Year’s Resolution) on January 5, 2013, and we built a birdhouse!

Carter: January 5, 2013

Carter: January 5, 2013

Ammon: January 5, 2013

Ammon: January 5, 2013

Saturday (Groundhog Day as well….Goooo, Groundhogs!) was the day to build a Valentine’s Card holder. It went pretty well.

Sean helping Ammon & Carter paint: Saturday February 2, 2013

Sean helping Ammon & Carter paint: Saturday February 2, 2013

Final Valentine project

Final Valentine project

Happy February to everyone. January has already flown by, and the year is moving on!