Friday, October 22, 2010

Unit 2 Friends-Week 2 October 25-29

In Unit 2, children will be talking about friendship, how to be a good friend, and ways to resolve conflicts with friends. Through the Story Time books, children hear about the importance of being who you are, helping friends, enjoying special times together, and getting along. In addition to listening to stories, children will learn to idenify rhyming works and beginning letters and sounds in words, as they build vocabulary and comprehension skills. They will also participate in a variety of music, poetry, math, science, and art activities.

Theme Concepts:
-A friend is someone we like and want to spend time with. Friends like to do things together. They enjoy each other's company.
-We can have more than one good friend, and we might like to do some things with one friend and other things with other friends.
-Friends usually share with and help one another.
-Friends may have arguments and get mad at one another. Usually, friends work out their problems and continue to be friends.
-We can make new friends and also keep old friends.

Books this week
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza)
A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats
Matthew and Tilly by Rebecca Jones

Small Groups
-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 using letter pumpkins

-Science- Sorting Items for Grocery Store Play

-Language and Print Manipulatives- Children will match letter tiles to picture cards.  Pictures will be theme related to reinforce books of the week.

-Fine Motor- Children will color, cut and lace a pumpkin to promote fine motor skills

***Please note that some small group activities will continue next week.

Blocks-Making a playground with props
Sensory Table-Using sand molds with modeling sand
Dramatic Play- Grocery Store is open (this is a favorite activity)
Library- A variety of books about friends
Art-Leaf Rubbings
Easel-Drawing with chalk (wet and dry)
Science Experiment- making "slime"
Puzzles- Vegetable Puzzles
Writing Center- Creating Handmade Stationary for invitations

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, The More We Get Together
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.

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