Thursday, October 10, 2019

Friend Unit Week 4 Oct. 14-18

Reminder: No School Monday, October 14

Unit Book
Matthew and Tilly
Read Aloud:We Are Friends

Weekly Question and Vocabulary Related to book:
How Do Friends Get Along?
(happy, apologize, argue, accident, sad, mad)

Meet our Letterlander of the Week

Talking Tess

This week we will be doing the following letter activities in small groups: 
Sorting Uppercase and Lowercase: T and t
Fine motor activity to reinforce letter this week: Salt Trays with Talking Tess inside
Handwriting Without Tears: Letter T
We will be reinforcing "alligator fingers" and "always start your letters at the top.
(How to make an E: " Start at the Top in the Middle (It's a center starter), Big Line Down, Frog Jump up to the corner, Little Line at the Top")

Small Group Letter Book: Decorating T to look like Tess
(Each week we will be adding a page to our letter book which will be staying at school until we complete all of our letters.  We are creating our own individual Letterlander books

Small Groups
-Social Small Group-We will discuss ways to be a good friend.  We will relate our conversations to events from our unit book Matthew and Tilly.  Then we will cut, sort and paste pictures of things we discussed. 

-Sequences Unit Book- We will rainbow numbers in a frame then sequence the events in our story.  We will each take turns retelling the story to our group.  We will also use our book to look for details in the book. 

-Syllable Sorting-We will be clapping the sounds we hear in words by clapping. We will remind them that we tap words in a sentence we hear but we clap the individual sounds we hear in only one word. We will use unit words from our story to reinforce vocabulary development. 

-Emotions Whole Group Activity with Kate: Kate (Social Worker) will talk to us about our Emotions. She will discuss how we feel and also how we can react appropriate to situations. 

Art Table- Chalk drawing/"Friendship Bracelets"
Block Area- blocks and people
Sand Table- Searching in colored rice for uppercase and lowercase letters
Book Area- Exploring Books about friends
Manipualtive Table: Playdough to make Ice Cream
Dramatic Play- Ice Cream Stand
Rug- Legos (working together theme)

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