Harvest Unit (Week 4)
Books This Week:
Possum's Harvest Moon
Concept Questions For This Week:
-Preparing for Winter
-What is a harvest soiree? Why should we celebrate harvest time?
Small Groups This Week:
Segmenting Farm Words: We will use words and segment the words we hear in simple sentences. This is a pre-reading phonemic awareness skill. We will count the words we see and hear. We will also rearrange the farm animal words.
Nocturnal Animal Memory Game- Using pictures night animals from our story this week, we will play a memory game
Getting Ready for Winter Sorting- We will discuss how we prepare for the winter and how animals prepare for the winter. We will then cut and sort pictures accordingly.
Sorting Apples- In this fine motor activity, we will color then pinch tissue paper to sort the “apples” in the correct bushel
Moo Alphabet Game- Using letter cards, we will take turns drawing cards. Each child will say the letter the cow says. There are some cards where the cow says moo. When a child draws that card everyone needs to stand and say MOO. This will promote attention to the task even when it is not the child’s turn.
Fine Motor Activity-Making Lanterns for our classroom to prepare for our harvest soiree (more info will follow to explain)
Letter / Handwriting Small Groups (Letters this week are Tt and Ii)
Letter Activity: We will learn what these uppercase and lowercase letters look like.
We will sort magnetic letters into groups of uppercase and lowercase groups for each letter.
We will hunt for them in our names and the names of our classmates.
We will use crayons to hunt for them on our papers.
Art Table: Creating night sky using paint and toothbrushes
Block Area: blocks
Sensory Table: Cleaning muddy farm animals
Book Area: books about farms and growing
Easel: painting with primary colors
Writing Table: Party Notes
Dramatic Play: Pizza Shop
Puzzles and Manipulatives: farm related puzzles
Science Table: Gerbils from the Science Center(drawing pictures and making observations)
Preschool Life Skills
Every week we will be reinforcing previous skills and introducing new skills. Some weeks we will spend more time with a previous skill before moving to a new skill.
New Life Skill:
"When I give you an instructions, do them right away." (2-3 step directions)
Previous Life Skills:
"When a teacher calls your name, you stop, look at the speaker, and say "yes".
"When I give you an instruction, do it right away."