Friday, September 23, 2011

September 26-30

Books This Week:The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Small Groups:
-Coconut Bowling- Children will use a coconut(a brown ball) to knock down pins that have letters on them. They will tell us the letters they knock down during their turn.
-Charting Letter in their name and not in their name- We will cut letters out and then glue them in a chart. This activity will help children to become more aware of letters in their name and not in their name.
-Number Matching- Children will use clothespins to pinch onto cards that have pictures from our story The Kissing Hand. This will strengthen fine motor and number awareness.
-Book Investigation- We will discuss and browse The Kissing Hand. In a teacher led small group, children will discuss their favorite part. Then put their handprint on a page to bring home to discuss with their family.
-Patterning- We will create AB patterns with pictures from our classroom story. We will make headbands with our pattern strips.
-Letter Slide Game- Children will color and cut to create a slide game to encourage letter identification skills.

**We have small groups in groups of three at a time. These small groups will continue into next week as well.
Art Table- Hand Print Painting using forearm as trunk and hand as leaves(inspired by the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree) Then stamping letters.
Block Area- blocks
Sand Table- water and squeeze frogs (fine motor skills)
Book Area- Exploring Books about school
Easel-bingo dobbers
Writing Table- Books to write and color about our book
Dramatic Play- taking care of animals (related to how Mother raccoon from our story cares for her child)
Math, Puzzles, and Manipulatives- shape puzzles
Science - Magnifying glasses
Rug- Waffle Block Gears

Songs, Word Plays, and Language
-If your happy and you know it. ( Greg and Steve version)
-Here we are together at school
-ABC rock
-The number rock
-The Cub of Day, Who will it be?
-ACORN (Tune of Bingo)
-Five Little Monkeys

Preschool Manners(Preschool Life Skills)
Every week we will discuss "preschool manners". This is a program that promotes cooperation, patience, sharing techniques, and positive classroom behaviors. Every week we will reinforce previous skills and build on new skills.
This week will be continuing to reinforce our two skills before adding a new skill next week.
-Manner 1-"When a teacher calls your name, you stop, look at the speaker, and say "yes".
-Manner 2- "When I give you an instruction, do it right away."

Nursery Rhyme
-Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around!

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