Week 3: Steeper, Faster, Farther

Learning Goals


Children will:

  • Begin to understand that the motion and speed of a rolling object is affected by the texture of the object and the texture of the surface on which it is rolling or sliding
  • Observe what happens when they roll objects down ramps and inclines with surfaces of different textures
  • Begin to understand that objects that slide are more likely to move on steeper inclines and that both rolling and sliding objects move faster down steeper inclines
  • Begin to understand the motion of wheels and how they are useful tools
  • Begin to measure distances using nonstandard units
  • Record, share, and discuss their observations


  • Recognize, match, and form uppercase and lowercase letters “Dd” and “Ee” (Alphabet Knowledge)
  • Begin to understand directionality in print (Concepts of Print)
  • Begin to understand sentences are made of words (Concepts of Print)
  • Engage in active viewing and listening (Listening and Speaking)
  • Listen to prepositions (Listening and Speaking)
  • Listen for and produce rhyming words (Phonological Awareness)
  • Repeat alliterative sentences (Phonological Awareness)
  • Identify beginning sounds in words (/d/ and /e/) (Phonological Awareness)
  • Build understanding through text-to-self and text-to-world connections (Comprehension)
  • Interpret illustrations from a story (Comprehension)
  • Make and confirm predictions about a story (Comprehension)
  • Be exposed to new concept vocabulary in cross-curricular ways (Vocabulary)
  • Listen to, develop an understanding of meaning, and use new concept vocabulary words about ramps and rolling including fast, faster, inclined plane, opposite, ramp, roll, slanted, slide, slow, and slower (Vocabulary)


Children will:

  • Participate in one-on-one, small-group, and large-group conversations/discussions
  • Practice interacting in a group
  • Express their own needs, wants, feelings, thoughts, ideas, and opinions
  • Begin to initiate, organize, and participate in independent activities
  • Seek answers to questions
  • Begin to sustain attention to personally chosen or routine tasks until they are completed
  • Take care of and manage classroom materials
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