Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gingerbread Unit December 2-6

-We will starting a unit on gingerbread.  We will be reading multiple versions of stories related to the tale of the gingerbread man.  
-We will also be having a family celebration in the month of December. I will be sending home a -notice and posting more information the first week we come back to school.  
-Gingerbread Homework- I will be sending "homework" next week as well.  Please have fun with you child with the at home math activity.  
-NO School on December 5 (Parent Teacher Conference Day)
- We also have a snowman named C.C. (cold cocoa) that has been visiting our classroom.  He has fun in our school when we go home.

Books this week
Gingerbread Man
Gingerbread Boy

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
-Group Activity- We will be using our "rulers" to find items to measure in the high school.  This is to help give your child ideas and excite them about finding items to measure at home.

Sensory Table-Snow (aka popcorn from boxes)
Dramatic Play-  Gingerbread Bakery
Library- A variety of books about gingerbread
Art Table-Painting with gingerbread cookie cutters
Easel- Water Colors
Science Table
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 working on our  HWT books (We are working on Big and Little Line Letters like E,F,T,L)

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.

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