Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Great Outdoors- Week 1

                                                                        Our Last Unit: The Great Outdoors
Books This Week
Just Me and My Dad
Bailey Goes Camping
The Big Bears
Small Groups For This Week:
1. Math- We will spin a spinner then record which picture is the outcome.  We will create a chart and discuss math terms such as most, least, and equal.
2. Phonemic Awareness- We will play a rhyming memory game.
3. Gross Motor- We will navigate through a river rock obstacle course in the hall. Each time we complete the course, each child will pick up a rock with a letter and say the sound the letter makes before starting again.
1. Math-Tug of War Bear Game. In pairs each child will roll a number cube. A bear counter will be in the middle of a number line. As each child rolls a number, they will move their bear closer to them. Who will get the bear first?
2. Language- We will play a articulation game that focuses on the sounds /t/ and /d/. We will identify if we hear each /t/ or /d/ in the beginning or end of words.
3. Science- Sink and Float Exploration with "canoes" and some cargo.
Rug Activity-
Science-Snowball and Snowflake are back for another visit! We will use our sense of sight to observe them. They are 2 white gerbils from the Science Center
Art Table: Campfire craft
Blocks: building "campfires" with blocks and red tissue paper
Sensory Table: fishing
Book Area: books about The Great Outdoors
Writing Table: Unit Vocabulary Words
Dramatic Play: BBQ cooking (hot dogs and hamburgers)
Puzzles and Manipulative: puzzles

Let's Talk About It
-What activities do you do outside for fun?
-Outdoor Safety
-Cooking Outside(BBQ, camping, fishing for dinner)
-Recreational activities in the water(canoe, swimming,kayaking..)

Camping Vocabulary Handwriting Books
We will continuing a program called Handwriting Without Tears. It's focus is on letter formation and letter awareness. This program reinforces proper grasp and trying to strengthen fine motor muscles.

Preschool Manners
-When someone comes into an area you are playing in, say "Hello" or something else that is nice.
-When someone looks hurt or is upset, ask the question, "Are you okay?"

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