Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Shadows and Reflections Week 1 April 8-12

Shadows and Reflections Unit Week 1
Unit Book:  Whistle for Willie
Weekly Question and Vocabulary Words:
Why do we see shadows? 
(dark, light, shadow, practice, errand, whirl)

Small Groups
Matching Words with Same Sounds- We will be listening to the beginning sounds in words and comparing the sounds with other words. Then we will match the sounds that are the same. (For example: wind, Willie and whistle)

Rhyming Bingo Game- We will be reinforcing how rhyming words are words that "sound a lott alike at the end"

Journal Writing- In this week’s story, Peter wished he knew how to whistle.  We will make a personal connection to the story and write and draw about what we want to learn to do.  We will practice turtle talking (slowly saying our words to hear their sounds) and adding spaces between our words.  We are also working on our detailed drawings to correlate with our writing.

Fill Up the Frame Game- In pairs, we will roll a number cube and subitize the amount of dots we see.  Then each child will place the amount of dots of the cube.  We will identify how many dots each child has and how many empty spaces there are.  The goal is to fill up a ten frame.  

Number Formation Practice- Using the Handwriting Without Tears program as a guide, we will continue to practice forming numbers 1-10.  This week, we will practice numbers 3 and 4 using wooden sticks, chalkboards or magna doodles and in our letter formation books.

Shape Shadow Corner Sorting- We will be looking at shapes in a different way. We will be counting corners or shapes. We will be comparing shapes and then sorting them based on the number of corners each shape has.

Sharing Beads- With a partner, we will be given a bag of beads to share equally. We will record our results using dot stickers. We will then count each group to make sure they are equal.

Art Table-Chalk on black paper
Block Area- blocks with flashlights to create block shadows
Sensory Table- whistling station(role playing how Peter learned to whistle)
Book Area- Exploring Books about shadows and reflections
Easel-Markers and paper
Writing Table-Paper and words to trace
Dramatic Play-Movie Theater
Math, Puzzles, and Manipulatives- Waffle Blocks with Dogs (building boxes for Willie)
Rug- Legos

Science/Social Studies/Math Circle Concepts
-Shadows and Shapes
-How to change the shape of shadows
-Using blocks and light to make shadows
-Shape attributes

Songs, Word Plays, and Language
-Our Good Morning Chant
-Shadows Letter on smartboard
-I see shadows (tune of frere jacques)
-Letter Sounds

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