Friday, March 14, 2014

Transportation March 17-21

We are starting a new unit this week: Transportation

Books This Week:
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses
Mr. George Baker

Discussion Topics/Questions This Week:
-What is Transportation?
-Transportation then and now (cars now/horse then)
-Why do we use transportation?
-How do people travel? (land, sea, air)

Small Groups For This Week:
1. Ramp Bowling- using a ramp we will roll a ball to knock down the pins. We will change the height of the ramp to see if it changes how the ball rolls.
2. Counting to 5 Books-We will use different vehicles to create sets of 5. (ex-3cars and 2 trains create a set of 5 vehicles. We will cut, glue, and write numbers to create a book. 
3. Transportation Spinner Graphing Game- we will spin a spinner to see which mode of transportation it lands on. Then we will graph our results.
1. Land, Sea, Air Transportation Sort- We will sort vehicles by their mode of transportation.
2. Uppercase and Lowercase Letter sort
3. Fine Motor Activity-Cut shapes then glue them to create a truck.

Rug Activity- Train station with tickets and conductor
Science- ramp exploration
Art Table: making paper airplanes
Blocks: building roads
Sensory Table:construction site
Book Area: books about transportation
Writing Table: traffic light
Dramatic Play: Airport
Puzzles and Manipulatives: puzzles about community

Songs, Word Play, and Language
-Bingo (with FRITZ)
-She'll be coming around the mountain
-Diagonal Line Song (HWT)

Handwriting and Letter Play Small groups
-We will continuing a program called Handwriting Without Tears. It's focus is on letter formation and letter awareness. This program reinforces proper grasp and trying to strengthen fine motor muscles.
-Sounds we hear in letters activity
-We are working on letters with diagonal lines such as K, M, W, V, X, and A.
-Alphabet Arc Activities

Preschool Manners
-When an adult tells you to wait, say, 'Okay', and your waiting words.
- Our waiting words are "When you wait quietly, I get what I want".
- This life skill is promoting appropriating ways in waiting for attention or objects.

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