Friday, October 2, 2015

Unit 1 Week 2 Friends: How Do Friends Help Each Other? (October 5-9)

Unit 1 Friends Are Special

Unit Books
Oscar is Cold
Read Aloud:We Are Friends
-We will reenact the story of Oscar is Cold with props

 Weekly Question and Vocabulary Related to book:
How Do Friends Help Each Other?
(listen, arrive, exclaim, share, help, shiver)

Literacy Small Groups
-Syllable Segment:We used dot markers to keep track of the different parts we heard in words.  Using compound words, we made one dot for each part of the word and then said the words altogether.
-Blend and Break: We used our hands to clap compound words and hear their parts.  For each part we heard, we moved one cube on our paper and colored in squares to record our work.
-Sequencing The Story Oscar is Cold
-Constructing New Words- We will take 2 words and create a new word (compound words) We will cut then assemble a compound word chart to reinforce the blend and break concept.
-Journal Writing.

Handwriting/Letter Groups
-Handwriting Without Tears Program-Colors and Shapes Books
-Mat Man 
Math Small Groups
-What is my rule? We will create a rule and sort by that rule.  For example, if it is red, it goes in the circle: if you can eat it, it goes in the circle.  We will use props then completed a fine motor task with this skill.
-Who’s First? We will learn about ordinal numbers (1-5) by using dot cards to line up in order of our cards.  Then we  will use animal counters to and dot cards to line up our animals by ordinal numbers as well. Then we will draw the animals in their order.
-Count my number- We will reinforce counting to 10.  A teacher will show a dot number card and then have children show that amount on a ten frame mat? Discussing how many more we need to make 10? Count empty spaces. If we put one more on how many will will have? ....
-Discussing ordinal position in a Big Book called Armadillo's Picnic Countdown.  In small groups, we will read this book and count up close items in the book and discuss.

Art Table- Color color painting (blue shades)
Block Area- blocks
Sand Table- water with Artic animals and icebergs
Book Area- Exploring Books about school
Easel-Markers and paper
Writing Table- My favorite stuffed animal writing
Dramatic Play- Fall Farm Stand
Math, Puzzles, and Manipulatives- Finding Letters in a room hunt using clipboards
Science -Living and Non-Living
Rug- tracks and cars

Science/Social Studies Circle Concepts
What keeps us warm?
Living and Non-Living

Preschool Life Skills 

- We will be focusing on our curriculum of Preschool Life Skills during this time to help us transition into our new classroom.
1. When I call your name, stop what you are doing, look at me, and say ,"Yes".
2. When I give you an instruction, do it "right away"
(Ask your child what do you do when your teacher tells you to do something.  They should reply "I do it right away." You can reinforce this at home too.  "Put your legos away and do it "right away""

Songs, Word Plays, and Language
-Nursery Rhymes: Hey Diddle Diddle / Mary Had a Little Lamb
-Our Good Morning Chant
-Friendship song involving words to identify.  They will play their instrument when they hear their word
-Number Rock by Steve and Greg
-Shake Breaks (Go Noodle)
-Sing and Move- We will sing a song that has the word friend and together.  Each child will have one word and one instrument.  When they hear their word they will play their instrument.

Classroom Motivational System
We will be learning classroom routines and expectations within our new classroom.  In order to create a successful and rewarding environment, each child will have a motivational system. Our classroom system promotes positive classroom behavior through positive peer modeling and teachers providing positive reinforcement for desired behaviors. 

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