Friday, February 27, 2015

Color Unit March 2-6

World of Color Unit
 During this unit students will interact with colors explore topics such as color mixing, stains, fading, camouflage, and color patterns. Students will learn that color can be found in nature, that color can carry information, that paints and dyes are used to color things, colors can be mixed to make new colors and that sun and washing can make colors fade.

Books This Week
Dear Juno
The Lion and the Little Red Bird
Small Groups
-Motor Monday- Ice Cream Cone Addition- We will be adding "scoops" of ice cream to create a number book.  We will be reinforcing words such as add, total, and all together.
-Color Word Recognition Book- We will create Dog's Colorful Day books to reinforce color words
-Following directions activity- We will be listening to conditional directions (ie. if you are a girl color red) to complete a Max and Ruby activity
-Alphabet Go Fish (uppercase matching to lowercase)
-Rhyme Time Color Books- We will be creating color books based on colors (ie. black/backpack and blue/shoe) We will be reinforcing letter formation.

Independent Multi-Step Table: Following Visual Directions
Sensory Table- Alphabet Soup (Scooping letters in bowls)
Dramatic Play-Ice Cream Shop
Library- A variety of books about color
Art Table-Using food to create colors (ie. beets to color the paper red)
Easel- Primary colors
Puzzles- Puzzles
Manipulatives-  Trio Blocks
Writing Center- Teacher led activity

Song, Word Play and Letters
Poems- Boom, Bang, Raindrops
Songs-Green Grass Grows All Around, Diagonal Lines
Literacy Skills- Rhyming Word Guessing Game, Interesting Sounding Words(squash, squish, splash)

Let's Talk About It
-Super Flex
-Color Names Inspired by objects
-Distinctive colors of animals

Preschool Life Skills
We are continuing to review our previous skills 1-7.
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.
(6and 7 are join together)
7-When someone is in your way or has something that you want, say "Excuse me" to get their attention, and then say"May I_____?" to get what you want.
Continuing to work on:
8-When an adult tells you to wait say, "Okay", and your waiting words.  (Waiting Words= "When I wait quietly, I get what I want")

We also have been working on:
"Checking our Body" - This is to remind us how to sit during large group activities. We will talk about how to "check" our bodies to get ready to listen.  This is a important skill as we transition into kindergarten. Ask your child to show you what this means.

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