Monday, April 28, 2014

Five Senses April 28-May 2

Our Five Senses
Books This Week
Princess and the Pea
Stone Soup
Hero Cat

Let's Talk About It
-Senses that can supported by glasses, hearing aids, sign language
-What's missing
-Communicating with sounds(alarms, baby cry, dog barking)
-Sense of touch and texture

Small Groups 
1. Bear Tug of War- Using 1:1 correspondence each child will roll a cube and move a bear toward them from the middle spot. Another child will have the same turn until the bear gets to the end toward one of the children
2. 5 senses scavenger hunt-We will hunt for items that are red, noisy, soft, etc.  We will try to find 10 different adjectives using just our senses.
3. Princess and the Pea- Rhyming sorting activity.
Math- 1:1 correspondence for princess and the pea.  We will create a bed for the princess by coloring the correct number of peas for each mattress
1. We will create /p/'s for our classroom.  We will discuss words that begin with the sound /p/. We will relate this activity to the Princess and the Pea.  The princess only likes words that begin with /p/.  They will choose a word and draw a picture of it.  It will be added to a row of peas (/p/) in our classroom.
2. Phonemic Game- The chef only likes /P/'s (peas). There will be food pictures turned upside down. They will choose a card say the sound the food makes and sort if the chef wants the food or not.
3. Listening Bingo Game on the Touch It board.

Rug Activity- Dinosaur Mountain/ Legos
Science-Observing Tadpoles
Art Table: Making Instruments
Blocks: blocks
Sensory Table:Gelatin
Book Area: books about senses
Writing Table: Unit Vocabulary Words
Dramatic Play: Stone Soup Kitchen
Puzzles and Manipulative: puzzles about senses

Songs, Word Play, and Songs
Compound Words
Bingo with the word QUEEN
Ending Sounds in our names

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.

Preschool Manners
-When someone is in your way or has something you want, say "Excuse Me" to get their attention, then say"May I _____" to get what you want.

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