Friday, November 7, 2014

November 12-14 Friends Unit

No School Reminders:  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 identify 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
Hooray a Pinata

Small Groups
-Math- We will be discussing the concept of money(coins).  We have been playing grocery store and now we will cut, sort, and paste coins. (penny, dime, quarter)
-Phonemic Awareness- We will be clapping syllables of words in Matthew and Tilly. Then we will build ice cream cones with the number of syllables for each word.
-Sequencing- We have read A Letter to Amy multiple times and now we will recall the events in the story and sequence up to 6 pictures.

Blocks-Block and trucks to go to the supermarket
Sensory Table-Beans
Dramatic Play-Grocery Store
Library- A variety of books about friends
Art Table-painting ice cream cones
Easel- Water Colors
Puzzles-  Puzzles
Writing Center- fancy pens

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.
-Friendship Bracelets Envelopes
-Self Portraits

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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