Friday, October 18, 2013

Harvest Unit October 21-25

Harvest Unit (Week 4)
 Books This Week:
Possum's Harvest Moon
The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything

Concept Questions For This Week:
-Preparing for Winter
-Nocturnal Animals
-Moon phases
-What is a harvest soiree? Why should be celebrate harvest time?

Handwriting Activities
Continuing with our Handwriting Without Tears color books.  We are work in these books to reinforce alligator fingers and how to color specific pictures using controlled fine motor movements.
-Making Lanterns for our classroom to prepare for our harvest soiree (more info will follow to explain)

Small Groups This Week:
1.Following Directions- We will listen to direction to complete a farm scene
2.Sorting- We will discuss what people and animals do to prepare for the winter. Then we will sort a variety of objects
3. Farm Sound Bingo Game
**Creating Memory Bubbles to correlate to our story Frederick. He was a mouse that chose to collect memories instead of food for the winter.

Art Table: acorn painting and creating a rock wall mural 
Block Area:blocks 
Sensory Table: Acorns we collected last week
Book Area: books about farms and growing
Easel: painting with primary colors
Writing Table: Party Notes
Dramatic Play: Farmers Market
Puzzles and Manipulatives: farm related puzzles
Science Table: Gerbils from the Science Center(drawing pictures and making observations)
Rug- Legos
Preschool Life Skills
Every week we will be reinforcing previous skills and introducing new skills. Some weeks we will spend more time with a previous skill before moving to a new skill.
New Life Skill: 
"When I give you an instructions, do them right away." (2-3 step directions)
Previous Life Skills:
"When a teacher calls your name, you stop, look at the speaker, and say "yes".
 "When I give you an instruction, do it right away."

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