Monday, October 24, 2011

October 24-28

Books This Week
The Little Red Hen
Possum's Harvest Moon
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Concept Questions For This Week:
-Seasons on a farm
-How do we store and preserve food?
-Why do we buy some food in cans and boxes?

Small Groups This Week:
1. Following Direction Activity- Using a scene from a farm, children will be asked to follow a series of directions.  This focuses on following directions, color identification, positional relationship, and fine motor skills.
2.Pumpkin Sequencing- We will read a book about how a pumpkin grows from seed to fruit. Then we will create our own sequencing books.
3.More and Less Comparision- We will talk about the concept of more and less. First exploring with manipulatives, then looking at crops from farm. We will compare two sets of veggies. We will identify which number is more and less. Then we will trace the numbers, cut the sets, and glue them on a chart.
1. Listening Farm Bingo- We will listen to sounds on a farm. Then place cubes on the sounds we hear.
2. Syllable Sounds- We will clap out sounds in words. For example, farm has one clap and harvest has two claps. We will create a graph to show vocabulary words that have one syllable and two syllables.
3. Little Red Hen Board Game- We will play a board game inspired by our unit book. We will reinforce turn taking, counting, number recognition, and following directions.
Art Table:sponge painting rock walls on mural paper
Sensory Table:Beans and Seeds
Book Area: books about farms and growing
Easel:watercolors like in Frederick
Writing Table: writing farmer's market lists
Dramatic Play: Farmer's Market
Puzzles and Manipulatives: farm related puzzles
Science Table: Observing our new gerbils from the Science Center

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