Unit 1 Friends Are Special
The Lion and The Mouse
Weekly Question and Vocabulary Related to book:
What makes each of us special?
(thank, help, protect, kindness, patient, mighty)
-Sound Search- We will use Ipads to listen to the sounds we hear. We will use descriptive language to describe each sound. This game reinforces listening skills and gets us ready to listen to sounds in words.
-Letters in my name game- Each child will have their name card. Letters will be in a bag. Each child will pull out a letter from the bag. If they have the letter in their name they will keep it. If it is not in their name they will find a friend that has the letter and give it to them. The goal for everyone to make their name. We will compare letters their letters in their name to a friend.
-Digging for Treasure-In sand, each child will dig and find objects in the sand. We will find 5 objects then we will find objects based on size, color, shape.
--Mouse Tails- We will color and cut out paper mouses. Then we will put on a tail. Then we will put on 5 beads on the mouse tail.
Name Formation- We will be working with our name cards and looking for the letters in our name. We will match manipulative letters. Then we will trace our letters on dry erase cards. Then we will write our names by looking at our model. Please remind your child to start each letter at the top.We learned what the uppercase and lowercase letter Ll looks like. We sorted magnetic letters to find matches for Ll. We hunted for them in our names and the names of our classmates. We used crayons to hunt for them on our papers. Search for these letters at home. Remember to help your child name the letter.
-What’s My Letter? (L l)
-What’s My Letter? (L l)
-What’s My Letter?(F f )We learned what the uppercase and lowercase letter Ff looks like. We sorted magnetic letters to find matches for Ff. . We hunted for them in our names and the names of our classmates. We used crayons to hunt for them on our papers. Search for these letters at home. Remember to help your child name the letter.
Art Table- Lion painting with plastic forks to create manes for lions
Block Area- blocks and cars
Sand Table- sand exploration
Book Area- Exploring Books about school
Easel-Markers and paper
Writing Table- crayons and paper
Dramatic Play- Taking care of babies
Math, Puzzles, and Manipulatives- Letter Puzzles
Rug- Jungle Animals
Science/Social Studies Circle
- 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".
-Discussing how we sit and listen in a group (our community classroom)
Songs, Word Plays, and Language
-Our Good Morning Chant
-ABC Rock by Steve and Greg
-Number Rock by Steve and Greg
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.