Friday, September 21, 2018

Unit 1 Friends are Special Week 2 September 24-26

Unit 1 Friends Are Special
Unit Books
Read Aloud: Friends Share

Weekly Question and Vocabulary Related to book:
What is a friend?
(friend, play, laugh, admire, together, enormous)

 Small Groups
-Corduroy Sequencing Story Pictures
- Letters in our name/Not in our name- We will cut a variety of letters and then sort on our papers letters in our name and not in our name.  We will also compare at our tables if our friends share letters.
-Letters in our name hunt- We will use special glasses to hunt for letters in our name around the room on post its.  We will find them and match them on our papers. When we find all the letters we will practice writing our names (rainbow writing)
-Corduroy Lacing- We will color a picture of Corduroy from our unit book.   Then with a teachers help we will put holes on him and lace a string around him.
-Journal writing- We will begin writing in our journals.  Children will draw a picture of their stuffed animal they bring to school and tell us one thing about their "friend". Teachers will write their words to reinforce how oral language can become words/text to describe their pictures.

Handwriting/Letter Groups
-Letters L and F-We will be using a hands-on approach(ie. sand, colored chalk, shaving cream) to reinforce correct letter formation.  Then we will practice in our Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) books

Art Table- Corduroy Button Design
Block Area- blocks  and bears (building bed for Corduroy)
Sand Table- buttons
Book Area- Exploring Books about school
Easel-Markers and paper
Writing Table- crayons and paper
Dramatic Play- Shoe Store (related to Corduroy)
Math, Puzzles, and Manipulatives- Letter Puzzles
Science -ramps
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)
2. When a teacher tells me to do something, "I do it right away."

Songs, Word Plays, and Language
-Nursery Rhymes: Hey Diddle Diddle / Mary Had a Little Lamb
-Our Good Morning Chant
-ABC Rock by Steve and Greg
-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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