Friday, October 31, 2014

Week 2 Friends November 3-7

No School Reminders: Nov. 4(Election Day), Nov.10(Teacher PD), Nov. 11(Veteran's Day)

In Unit 2, children will be talking about friendship, how to be a good friend, and ways to resolve conflicts with friends. Through the Story Time books, children hear about the importance of being who you are, helping friends, enjoying special times together, and getting along. In addition to listening to stories, children will learn to idenify rhyming works and beginning letters and sounds in words, as they build vocabulary and comprehension skills. They will also participate in a variety of music, poetry, math, science, and art activities.

Theme Concepts:
-A friend is someone we like and want to spend time with. Friends like to do things together. They enjoy each other's company.
-We can have more than one good friend, and we might like to do some things with one friend and other things with other friends.
-Friends usually share with and help one another.
-Friends may have arguments and get mad at one another. Usually, friends work out their problems and continue to be friends.
-We can make new friends and also keep old friends.

Books this week
Matthew and Tilly
A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats

Small Groups
-Math- We will be flipping colored chips(red/green).  We will record which color the chip lands on by coloring a sheet.  We will discuss which color we landed on the most and least.
-Uppercase Letter Matching- In our book Matthew and Tilly, two friends play store.  We will be creating store signs to play with by cutting and then matching uppercase letters to role play with.
-Pizza Books- We will be counting the correct number of toppings for our pizzas in pizza books.
-Writing- We will be "rainbow writing" the words open and closed to reinforce starting our letters at the top.  We will place a dot marker at the top of each letter to remind us to start at the top.

Blocks-Block and Dinosaurs
Sensory Table-Magic Sand with molds
Dramatic Play-Grocery Store
Library- A variety of books about friends
Art Table-building our boxes to create instruments for  "jazz" band
Easel- Water Colors
Puzzles- Vegetable Puzzles
Manipulatives- letter tiles for vocab words to match
Writing Center- chalk writing

Song, Word Play and Letters
Poems- Five Juicy Apples, Five Little Owl in an old oak tree
Songs- Big Pig Song (Rhyming words)
Literacy Skills- Frog Jump Letters(building letters F,E, R,D, P, N,M)

-We will be working on on "straight line" letters (ie. L,T,I) for the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum within our workbooks as well as other hands on activities.
-Hope Punching Letters (E eats everything strips)
-Friendship Bracelets

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".
Skill we are continuing with this week:
4-When something is too hard, first try then say,"Can you help me please?"

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