Friday, May 24, 2019

Make It Move Week 3 and 4 (May 28-31/June 3-7)

Make It Move  Unit 8 Week 3 and 4
Unit Books: Gilberto and the Wind
                            The Wind Blew

May 31: Our End of the Year Celebration (10:30-11:00)

Weekly Question and Vocabulary Words:
How does wind make things move?
(float, twist, umbrella, burst, blur, pinwheel, sailboat, balloon)

How do machines help us move?
(repair, build, empty, carry, raise, crane)

Small Groups
Syllable Books
We will be clapping and recording the number of syllables in words related to transportation
and how things move

Straw Airplanes
We will be constructing straw airplanes and then using them in an experiment to see how far they can go

Lego Building Stop and Build Game
We will draw number cards that have numbers up to 10 or 20 on them. As each child draws a card they will say the number and count the correct number of legos. We will continue this until a student draws a card that says "Stop and Build". We will then build with our legos until a timer goes off. Then we will start the game again.

Number Hunt in Colored Rice
Using containers filled with colored rice and numbers, we will take turns using tweezers to take out a number and record it on our papers.

Rhyming Bingo
We will continue to practice rhyming.  This week, we will focus on producing our own rhyming words.  While playing a round of rhyming bingo, children will need to produce a word that rhymes with a picture on their mat to cover that space.  They will work to get five in a row to win.

Rhyming Race
We will work as a team to blow a ball to the finish line with a fun rhyming game.  After flipping a card, each child will get a chance to produce a word that rhymes with that picture.  When they do, they will use a straw to help blow the ball  If they cannot, a new card will be drawn.  We all win when the ball reaches the finish line!

Special Letter Writing
We will review our special letters using Magna doodles, chalkboards, salt trays, etc.  We will rainbow write these letters as well.

Journal Writing
In next week’s story, Gilberto and the Wind, we will read about many different things we can do on a windy day.   We will use details and lots of color to illustrate our ideas.

Lego Building Letter Game
In this game a teacher will say a consonant sound.  Then each child will find the corresponding letter to match the sound.  When we all fill up our boards, we will then use the legos we placed on the letters to build a group creation.

How much does it hold?
Using cubes, we will compare how much different size cups could hold.  First, we will predict the amount that would be needed to fill the cup to the top.  Then we will count how many cubes are needed for each and write the number.  We will compare quantities and circle the cup that holds more cubes.

Cup Fulls of Sand
We will fill buckets with sand to recognize and compare how much sand fits in different sized containers. Using the same size cup, we will fill each bucket with sand and count how many we used to fill each.  We will compare the size of each bucket with the amount we used to fill them. The bigger the bucket, the more sand we need.  The smaller the bucket, the less sand we need.

How much can I hold?
We will recall how in our unit book The Cool Pool how someone used scoops to fill empty objects.  We will use our hands as scoopers to pull out counters from a container.  We will record how many counters each friend collect will collect,  We will then compared who collected the most, least, and if any amounts were equal.  

Spin and Write Numbers
We will spin a spinner then write the number it lands on. We will compare which numbers we land on the most, least or equal.

Will the Wind Blow it?
We look at a variety of objects. Then we will make predictions to see if the objects will blow in the wind. After we make our predictions will use "wind" to see if the objects move. Next, we will record what happened and talk about why.

Art Table- kite creations/windsocks/pinwheels

Sensory Table- boats with a fan nearby to create movement/Water wheels (water movement)
Book Area- Exploring Books about wind movement
Dramatic Play-Dunkin Donuts/ "Beach" with pool and umbrella
Math, Puzzles, and Manipulatives- Floor Puzzles
Rug- Tents to build
Block Area- blocks

Science/Social Studies/Math Circle Concepts
-Air, land, water movement
-What blocks move in the wind experiment
-Measuring Capacity
-Filling Containers
-How does the wind feel?
-Push, Pull, Go Book

Songs, Word Plays, and Language
-Our Good Morning Chant
-Big Pig
-Windy Weather song
-Alphabet Chant using sign language
-Letter Sounds Song

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