Tuesday, February 12, 2013

World of Colr Feb. 11-15

World of Color Unit
This week we will continue our Unit 4 of the Owl, World of Color. During this unit students will interact with colors explore topics such as color mixing, stains, fading, camouflage, and color patterns. Students will learn that color can be found in nature, that color can carry information, that paints and dyes are used to color things, colors can be mixed to make new colors and that sun and washing can make colors fade.
Valentine's Day
On Thursday, We will be exchanging cards with our classmates.  See attached notice that was sent home last week for directions.  If your child would like to wear red on that day they are welcome to.  We will be celebrating the color red in many ways on Valentine's Day.
Science Experiment in Our Window
Will colored paper fade? We will be conducting an experiment to see how paper fades in the sun. This experiment will continue for our entire unit to compare and discuss how different colors fade in the sun. Our experiment will be in our classroom windows for us to check everyday.

Books This Week
Max's Dragon Shirt
Dog's Colorful Day
The Lion and the Little Red Bird

Small Groups
-Math- Let's make a pattern game- We will make "Pattern Trains"
-Dog's Colorful Day Color Sequence Books
-Letter Sound Game Touch It Board- We focusing on letter sounds and initial sounds in words as we play a fun interactive game.

Science Table-Color viewers to look through
Blocks-Blocks and Legos
Sensory Table- Confetti and Letter sorting(We will be searching for diagonal line letters and big line letters in the confetti. Then we will sort the letters into bins)
Dramatic Play-Laundry Sorting
Library- A variety of books about color
Art Table- Letter Stamps (To make Valentines)
Easel- Painting Spots on "Dog"
Puzzles- Puzzles
Manipulatives- Colored Snap Cubes
Writing Center- Writing Valentines Day Card

Song, Word Play and Letters
Poems- Boom, Bang, Raindrops
Songs-Green Grass Grows All Around, Diagonal Lines
Literacy Skills- Rhyming Word Guessing Game, Interesting Sounding Words(squash, squish, splash)

Let's Talk About It
-Tinting Colors
-Dying Fabrics
-How do we show how we care about others(Valentine's Day)

-We will be working on Diagonal Line Letters. (Z, N,R, M,) We will also be singing songs related to diagonal lines.

Preschool Life Skills
We are continuing to review our previous skills 1-7.
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.
(6and 7 are join together)
7-When someone is in your way or has something that you want, say "Excuse me" to get their attention, and then say"May I_____?" to get what you want.
New skill:
When an adult tells you to wait say, "Okay", and your waiting words. (Waiting Words= "When I wait quietly, I get what I want")

We also have been learning:
"Checking our Body" - This is to remind us how to sit during large group activities. We will talk about how to "check" our bodies to get ready to listen. This is a important skill as we transition into kindergarten.

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