Friday, October 28, 2011

October 31-4

***Please have your child bring in a stuffed animal for our story time on Monday***
Books This Week
Possum's Harvest Moon
Frederick by Leo Leonni
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything
Concept Questions For This Week:
-What are nocturnal animals?
-What are the phases of the moon?
-What are animal habitats?
-What are good manners for our soiree?
Small Groups This Week:
Monday- We will create a life sized scarecrow by stuffing clothing from the book The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything. We will label the clothing and label the actions each clothing makes.
1. Making Lanterns for our Soiree- We will be decorating lanterns for our soiree on Friday.
2. Sorting Nocturnal and Day Time Animals- We will discuss animals that come at at night and day.
3.Moon Phases-We will discuss how the moon affects us. We will look at the phases of the moon. We will also sequence the moon phases. Then each child will use black paper and white paint on a toothbrush to flick paint on the paper (fine motor skills). Then they will choose one phase of the moon to paint with yellow paint in their space sky.
Friday- We will be having a Harvest Soiree.(Just like in Possum's Harvest Moon). We will bake a special snack and set the tables for our Soiree.
Happy Harvesting.
Art Table:Making harvest decorations and hats for the Soiree
Fine Motor: using black paper and wet white and yellow chalk to make night skies
Sensory Table: milking cows(with plastic gloves filled with water)
Book Area: books about farms and growing
Easel: brown and yellow paint to create fall scenes
Writing Table: making invitations
Dramatic Play: tool shop
Puzzles and Manipulatives: farm related puzzles
Science Table: Observing our new gerbils from the Science Center

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