Week 4: Keep On Rolling

Learning Goals


Children will:

  • Begin to understand that when a rolling ball hits an obstacle, it will stop or slow down and its direction may change
  • Begin to understand that when a stationary object is hit by a rolling ball, it may stay put, get knocked over, or move, depending on how fast the ball is going and how heavy it is, and the weight of the obstacle
  • Compare characteristics of objects using the terms heavy and light
  • Continue to compare and categorize materials by their textures
  • Make predictions based on their observations
  • Record, share, and discuss their observations


Children will:

  • Recognize, match, and form uppercase and lowercase letters “Hh (Alphabet Knowledge)
  • Begin to understand sentences are made of words (Concepts of Print)
  • Produce rhyming words (Phonological Awareness)
  • Repeat alliterative sentences (Phonological Awareness)
  • Identify beginning sounds in words (/h/) (Phonological Awareness)
  • Build understanding through text-to-self and text-to-text connections (Comprehension)
  • Interpret illustrations from a story (Comprehension)
  • Make and confirm predictions about a story (Comprehension)
  • Begin to recognize main idea in a story (Comprehension)
  • 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
  • Show an understanding of group roles, rules, and expectations
  • Begin to understand how one’s actions affect others
  • Express their own needs, wants, feelings, thoughts, ideas, and opinions
  • Begin to initiate, organize, and participate in independent activities
  • Begin to sustain attention to personally chosen or routine tasks until they are completed
  • Show improvement in taking care of and managing classroom materials
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