Unit Book: Oscar and the Cricket
What are different ways things move?
(bounce, fast, slow, still, direction, muscle)
Literacy Small Groups
We will review ending sounds with a fun bowling game. Using mini bowling pins, we will segment 3 sound words. For each sound we hear we will place one pin on our mats. After we identify and color the sounds we heard on our papers, we will get a chance to use a ball to knock down our pins.
Diving Lowercase Letter FormationWe will working on lowercase letter formation of r and p . We will practice these letters using magna doodles, chalkboards, salt trays, etc. We will rainbow write and pencil practice the letters as well.
We have been learning about things that move or help us move. This week, we will write in our journals about things that move or help us move on our playground. We will use our turtle talk and work to add finger spaces between our sentences. We will continue to add details and colors to make our illustrations pop.
Comparing Lengths w/Balls & Ramps
We will compare lengths while having fun with balls. Using three different kinds of balls, we will take turns rolling them down a ramp. We will use cubes measure how far each ball rolled and compare their lengths. On Friday, your child is invited to bring in a ball to roll. We will compare how far all of the balls roll.
Measuring with Oscar
We will use a card with this week’s story character, Oscar, to compare lengths around our classroom. We will hunt for items that are longer and shorter than our Oscar card and record them on our papers.
How Far Can You Blow a Ball?We will have fun experimenting and comparing lengths of balls we move. Using a straw, students will have a chance to blow a cotton ball and a pom pom to see which could be blown further. They will use paper strips to measure how far each ball was blown and record it for a class book.
Art Table- ramp painting with cars
Book Area- Exploring Books about movement
Writing Table-Word Ball Activity
Dramatic Play- Tool Shop
Math, Puzzles, and Manipulatives- How far can the car roll?
Rug- Ramps with cars
Block Area- block ramps with balls to roll
Science/Social Studies/Math Circle Concepts
-Roll, Blow, Bounce(How things move)
-Comparing length(Comparing short and long)
-Simon Says (Movements)
Songs, Word Plays, and Language
-Our Good Morning Chant
-Alphabet Chant using sign language