Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine's Day Theme

February 8- 12
Theme – Our theme this week will be based on Valentine’s Day and the Post Office.

This week we are reading:
Guess How Much I love You by Sam McBratney
Mama Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse

Small Groups this week
*Color Sorting Chart- Each child will be given a bag of valentine’s candy hearts. They will be sorting and creating a chart with their hearts. We will compare our charts with our friends. (For example, Who has the most pink hearts?, Who has the least pink hearts?) (Math)
*Beginning Letter Sound Matching Game- Children will look at pictures and listen to the beginning sound of each picture. They will match the correct picture with the beginning sound of each picture. (Letter Awareness)
*Shhh! – We will be working on a secret project this week in our small groups.

Choice Activities this week:
Art: Painting our clay creations from last week
Easel: Using red and pink paint on heart shaped paper
Writing: writing letters and creating stamps
Dramatic Play: Post Office
Sand and Water table: pink colored rice with funnels and cups for exploring
Blocks: blocks with cars (discussing how cars
Puzzles and Manipulatives: Puzzles

Songs: H-E-A-R-T; Five Little Valentines; Skidamarinky dinky dink; Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands.

Special News
We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 11. Please send in valentines for your child to share with their friends. We have 13 friends.

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