Sunday, December 19, 2010

December 20-23

Our last day of school is Thursday. We hope everyone has a restful and happy vacation break. We will see you back in school on January 3, 2011.

During the month of December, we will be exploring a thematic unit of the gingerbread man. We will be reading various versions of the gingerbread man. We will also addressing various preschool skills and concepts while focusing on the theme of gingerbread. This is a favorite unit for students and teachers.We look forward to having fun and learning during the month of December.

Book this week:
The Gingerbread Boy by Egielski
(In this version the gingerbread boy runs from characters from New York City such as street musicians, police, construction workers, etc)

Small Groups
-Snowman sequencing for portfolios
-Gingerbread 1:1 correspondence activity
-Gingerbread color game
-We will also be attending a special gingerbread performance on Tuesday by the Lucky Ducks classroom.

Blocks- Houses
Art- gingerbread cookie cutters in stamp pads to stamp onto paper.
Sensory- sand and "gingerbread candy" to hide in the sand and have a friend search to find matching candy
Easel- crayons and gingerbread cut out sandpaper to rub
Fine Motor Activity- collages
Dramatic Play- Bakery Shop
Writing center- vocabulary words
Puzzles- various puzzles
Library- gingerbread men felt for storytelling

-Five Gingerbread Cookies
-The Gingerbread Man Finds Shapes
-The Gingerbread Man
-The Gingerbreads are here, The Gingerbreads are there, The Gingerbreads, The Gingerbreads are Everywhere
-Gingerbread, Gingerbread (tune of: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear)

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