Friday, December 14, 2012

Gingerbread Unit

We will be reading multiple versions of the gingerbread man this week
Gingerbread Homework Due: Dec. 19 (See blog posting)
We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and new year!
Books this week
Gingerbread Man
Gingerbread Girl
Gingerbread Pirates
Gingerbread Cowboy

Small Groups
-Measuring with non-standard units of measure with our gingerbread rulers
-Visual Discriminiation Puzzle- Each child will decorate a gingerbread man then cut him or her into pieces.  Then they will reassemble their puzzles.
-Gingerbread Tally Game- We will spin a spinner and record which gingerbread man it lands on. We will discuss concepts of more, less, and equal
-Number Gingerbread Math- We will use 1:1 coorespondence to count and write how many gingerbread we see.

Sensory Table-Snow (aka popcorn from boxes)
Dramatic Play-  House
Library- A variety of books about gingerbread
Art Table-gingerbread and magic reindeer food
Easel- Water Colors
Puzzles- Puzzles
Manipulatives- Ipad apps to make cookies
Writing Center- Writing Letters

Song, Word Play and Letters
Poems- 5 little cookies
Songs- gingerbread songs
Literacy Skills- Letter Sound Activities, Change and Rearrange Words
-We will be making reindeer food with our alligagtor fingers
-We will continue to work on our shape HWT books
Preschool Life Skills
We are continuing to review our previous skills 1-4.
1-When a teacher calls your name, stop, look and say, "Yes".
2-When a teacher tells you to do something, do it "Right Away".
3-When a teacher tells you to do 2 things, do it "Right Away".
4-When something is too hard, first try then say,"Can you help me please?"
5-When you something from a teacher or a friend and they are doing something, say, "Excuse me" to get them to look at you.
This week: A review of all skills and we will start #6 in the new year

We have also been learning about how to be "flexible" in our classroom when something does not happen the way we thought it would. We have introduced the children to the newest action hero, "SuperFlex". He has the power to be flexible and is a great problem solver. If you child receives a "SuperFlex Award", they demonstrated great flexibility in a situation at school.

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