Friday, December 10, 2010

Gingerbread Theme- December 13- 17

Our Gingerbread Party is this Friday at 10:45-11:30.

Your child will come to school at 8:30 as usual.  Here is an itinerary for the party.
10:45-10:55 Arrival and look around the room at your child's artwork.
10:55-11:00 Children will sing gingerbread and other songs.
11:00-11:20 Decorate gingerbread cookies at tables with families.
11:20-11:30 Package cookies and find your gingerbread surprise on our clothes line to take home.

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 Girl by Lisa Campbell
The Gingerbread Boy by Egielski

Small Groups
-Run, Run Tally Game- Children will use a spinner and record on their own paper which color the spinner stopped on.  They will practice one to one correspondence skills.  We will count how many tally lines we make for each color and write the number to show how many.  We will observe our results( most, less, same).
-Gingerbread Man Character Memory Game- Using picture cards from familiar characters from our stories, we will play a memory game in small groups.
- Visual Discrimination Gingerbread Puzzle- We will color then cut a gingerbread man. Then we will reassemble the gingerbread man.
-Thursday Special Cooking Activity- We will be cooking gingerbread cookies from scratch for our gingerbread party on Friday.

Blocks- Airports
Art- gingerbread cookie cutters in stamp pads to stamp onto paper.
Sensory- buttons
Easel- crayons and paper for drawing gingerbread characters
Fine Motor Activity- Creating gingerbread ornaments.
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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