Friday, April 26, 2019

Shadows and Reflections Week 3 (April 29-May 3)

Shadows and Reflections Unit Week 3
Unit Book:  Raccoon on his own

Weekly Question and Vocabulary Words:
What is a reflection?
(silently, scatter, shiny, reflection, mirror, dull)

Small Groups
Letters-  We will practice the lowercase formation of the letters h and b using a variety of mediums.  This may be in the form of Magna doodles, chalkboards, salt trays, etc.  We will rainbow write and practice the letters h and b as well.

Snake Cube Letter Sounds- We will roll a letter cube with the letters in the word snake. Then each child that landed on the letter will say the letter name, its sound and a word that begins with that letter.  We will chart them by tracing the letter and compare which letter was rolled the most, least, and/or equal.

Journal Writing
This week, we will recount the events of Raccoon’s journey down the river.  In our journals, we will draw and label all the animals Raccoon saw on his journey.  We will do our best to put them in sequence and say each word slowly to hear as many sounds as we can.  We are becoming wonderful writers!

Snake Patterns- In Raccoon on His Own, raccoon comes across a snake on his journey down the river. We will review patterns and shapes using shapes to make our very own pattern snake.  First, we will use blocks, then we will use paper shapes to create our snake.  

Alligator Greater Books- We will compare numbers and quantities to make a fun alligator book.  We will use alligator chompers to emulate the <,> symbol.  After carefully counting fish we will move our chompers so the alligator eats the greater quantity.

Number Formations
Using the Handwriting Without Tears program as a guide, we will continue to practice forming numbers 1-10.  This week, we will practice number 9 and 10. Then we will review all the numbers.

Reflective /Not Reflective Sorting- We will sort a variety of materials by identifying if the materials reflect light or image or do not reflect light or an image.

Light Table Letters- Using a light table and transparent letters, we will find letters to match basic words. When we find all of the letters and place them in the correct order we will record our results on our papers.

Superflex and Rock Brain Activity with Kate- We will continue to create a social thinking book to develop our "flexible" thinking.
Art Table- "a secret" project

Sensory Table- reflective tinsel with swamp animals
Book Area- Exploring Books about shadows and reflections
Writing Table-Writing the room using vocabulary words
Dramatic Play- Eye Doctor (pretend glasses and letters)
Math, Puzzles, and Manipulatives-Blocks with colored glass and flashlights
Rug- Animals
Block Area- blocks with mirrors (building by looking at reflection in mirror)

Science/Social Studies/Math Circle Concepts
-Floating Boats
-Moving Circles
-What am I? (shape clues)
-Reflections all around us

Songs, Word Plays, and Language
-Our Good Morning Chant
-Someone sitting by the pool reflection song
-Alphabet Chant using sign language
-Letter Sounds

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