Friday, May 8, 2015

Things That Grow May 11-15, 18-22

Unit: Things That Grow
Children will explore how living things grow, using observations, experiments, and books.  Through story time readings, children will hear about ducks who find a special home, a new baby on a farm, a boy who grows from baby to school age, and a girl who discovers the joys of growing vegetables.  Children continue to learn about leters, sounds, and rhyming words, and participate in many other math, science, music, poetry, and art activities.
Theme Concepts:
-Living things grow and have life cycles.
-Living things reproduce, and the offspring are the same kind of plant or animal as their parents.
-Living things need food, water, and proper living conditions to survive.
-Immature living things need special care.
-Living things interact, and among animals there are predators and prey.

Books This Week:
April 27-May 1
Make Way For Ducklings
I Heard Said the Bird

May 4-8
Make Way For Ducklings

Small Groups:

May 11-15
-Motor Monday- We will be cutting circles and then lacing them onto string with colored straws to make necklaces for our show
-Measuring ourselves with blocks then we will record our results
-We will be writing the word for animals then matching their babies to their mothers.  For example( PIG then matching a piglet)
-Sequencing the life cycle of a frog by cutting and sequencing
-Sorting animals born alive and animals born from an egg

Motor Moday-We will be making ducks to go along with our story, Make Way for Ducklings
-Seeds Book- Writing things that a seed needs to go
-Fine Motor- We will make a flower then label all of its parts
-Vegetable Memory
-Math- Placing strips in order from shortest to longest then measuring each strip.

-Dramatic Play- Making vegetable soup/ Vegetable Stand
-Sensory Table- Worms and Dirt to explore/ Grass and play animals
-Art Table- Sequencing Seeds/Painting leaves
-Science- Growing Seeds/ Live Caterpillars 

-Writing Table- Drawing seed packets/About us project
-Math- manipulatives/cubes to measure objects in room
-Library- Books about growing

Songs, Word Play, and Letters
-Green Grass Grows All Around
-Letter Garden- Each child will be given a fruit or vegetable.  A "seed letter" will be planted and they will be asked if they have a fruit or vegetable that has the beginning sound of that letter. 

- First comes a butterfly
- So many things that grow, grow, grow
-Alphabet Vactation

Let's Talk About It
-Observing and talking about our garden
-Observing and talking about our butterflies
-Changes in animals(butterflies/frogs)
-Measuring our green bean plants
-Animals born from eggs/Animals born alive
-What do animals need to go?

Independent Activities/Handwriting
-We will be continuing our Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum to combine our concepts.  (ie. diagonal lines, magic C, and diagonal lines to create letters with all strokes such as R)
-Sequencing a girl painting a picture
-Sorting Vegetables
-Write the Room to find and write vocabulary words
-Measuring the Room with cubes
- Name writing practices an number writing

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.
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")
 9- When a friend tells you to wait say, "Okay", and your waiting words. (Waiting Words= "When I wait quietly, I get what I want")
New Skill:
10- When someone gives you something, look at them and say, "Thank you."

We also have been learning:
-Size of the problem- How big is your problem? Does the way we react match how we react?
"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.

Super-Flex- We are learning how to be flexible in our thinking and not get a "rock brain"

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