Friday, October 15, 2010
Unit 2 Friends- Week 1
A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats
-Science- Exploring Pizza Dough- Children will be given pizza dough to observe. They will use language to describe they observations such as how does it feel and what does it look like. They will be encouraged to knead the dough and shape it just like at a pizza shop. We will send home our pizza creations for you to bake with your child.
-Writing- Friendship Pictures- Children will illustrate a picture of something they like to do with their friends at school. They will talk about their picture in small groups. We will create a class book using the illustrations.
-How many chips? Children will use 10 or 5 two sided chips. We they will put the chips into a cup then put them on a plate. They will sort what colors are on the chips. Then use basis addition skills to count how many.
-Math- How Many Dinosaurs? We will count how many dinosaurs are in a forest and in the lake. We will use basis addition to discuss our results.
-Language- Alphabet Letter Tiles and Storybook Word Cards- They will match letters to create words of familiar vocabulary from our stories this week.
- Uppercase Alphabet Memory Game.
***Please note that some small group activities will continue next week.
Blocks-Dollhouses and friends
Sensory Table-Washing Dishes
Dramatic Play- Washing Dishes and Inviting Friends Over to Play
Library- A variety of books about friends
Art Table-Making Bowl Drums
Easel- Pizza Painting
Puzzles- Vegetable Puzzles
Manipulatives- Stringing Beads
Writing Center- Creating Handmade Stationary
Song, Word Play and Letters
Poems- Five Juicy Apples, Five Little Owl in an old oak tree
Songs- Come On and Join In To The Game, Down by the Bay, Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Literacy Skills- Clap out our names(counting the syllables in our friends names), If your name starts with a __ raise your hand, Chiming in with rhyming words.