Shadows and Reflections – Week 4
There must be light or there is no reflection.
Mirrors and still water reflect light well; dull surfaces do not.
Night Shift Daddy by Eileen Spinelli
-Class Book- Each child will create a page in a class book. They will write about the pet they would wish for.
-Constructing Shadows and Reflections- We will use blocks to build shadows using flashlights. We will also build with blocks using the reflection to create a block creation with a peer.
-Measuring Frogs on a Log- We will be using non-standard units (frogs) to measure how long logs are.
-Bears in a cave- We will use bear manipulatives to count how many bears are in and out of a cave. We will develop concepts such as in and out, as well as beginning adding concepts. We will also create a book.
-Easel – Bendaroos on the easel to create letters and shapes.
-Sensory– plastic green grass along with snakes, frogs, and turtles. We will search for the hidden animals in the grass then sort them into containers
-Dramatic Play – construction zone. In Moonbear's Shadow, he tried to use hammer and nails to hold down his shadow.
-Manipulative Table- Fish manipulatives
-Shadow Table- children can go under the table with a blanket over one side, to create shadows with flashlights and shadow puppets.
-Writing Center – animal labels
-Puzzles – Animal Puzzles (Raccoons, crocodiles, grasshoppers, and fawns).
-Blocks –Fishing for magnets. In Moonbear's Shadow, the bear noticed shadows when fishing.
-Science Table- Reflection Exploration- Mirrors and magnifying glasses. Snake skin and bumble bee specimen. Pictures of animals to create reflections.
Songs, Word Plays and Letters
Eentsy, Weentsy Spider
Bingo – with the word Snake
Whose Reflection is in the Pool?
Five Little Fishies