Friday, December 21, 2012

Wind and Water Week 1- Jan 2-4

Welcome Back

Wind and Water Theme

This theme allows children explore wind and water using observations, experiments,
 and books to learn more about topics such as evaporation, weather, temperature, insulation, rain, and snow

Books this week
            -Giberto and the Wind by Marie Hall
            -One Dark Night by Hazel Hutchins

Small Groups this week
-Math- Shape Bingo Game
-Science-Observing movement of objects in the wind. We will use a variety of objects and use a hairdryer with a teacher to see how objects move.  We will record our results to share with our family. A home project will come home shortly to connect with this activity.
-Gilberto Letter Book- We will use vocabulary words from our unit book, Gilberto to reinforce letter sounds.

Center Activities
Art: Painting with straws (moving paint on paper blowing into straws)
Easel: Painting with colors from the book Gilberto and the Wind  (black, brown and and white paint)
Writing: blank books with crayons and markers
Sand and Water: water and student and teacher created sailboats
Library: Exploring books
Puzzles and Manipulatives: Matching uppercase alphabet arch letters

Dramatic Play: pl clothes line and clothes pins for dramatic play
Blocks: building with blocks

Songs, Word Play, Letters
Songs:  Come On and Join in the Game; Clap Your Hands; Wheels on the Bus
Poems: Hands; Stand Up; My Big Balloon; Mix a Pancake; Five Little Owls in an Old Elm Tree
Literacy Skills: Naming sound game and rhyming word game

Try this at home: Observe signs of weather with your child.
When you are outside ask them to look at the sky and talk about clouds, rain, wind, and storms.

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