Thursday, January 16, 2020

Farm Unit Week 4 (An Orange In January) January 21-24

No School January 21, MLK Day
Unit Book: 
An Orange in January
(We will also be discussing and celebrating Chinese New Year) 
(Dragon Day for our group reward will be on Friday. We will be decorating and creating dragons for a dragon parade)

Weekly Question and Vocabulary Related to book:
How does food get from a farm to your house?
(plump, drenched, transport, journey, segment, gleamed)

Meet our Letterlander of the Week: 
Dippy Duck
We will continue to have a special art project based on this Letterlander.   We are creating an alphabet book that will be completed by the end of the school year.

This week we will be doing the following letter activities in small groups: 
Sorting Uppercase and Lowercase: D and d
Fine motor activity to reinforce letter this week: diamond dust tracing( glitter and Epsom salt)
We will be reinforcing "alligator fingers" and "always start your letters at the top.

Small Groups
Orange Playdough Trees- We will roll a number cube and identify how many dots are on the cube.  Then each student will be given their own orange playdough which they will create that number of oranges on the tree.  Each student will take turns rolling the cube and we will manipulate the group of oranges.  For example, I have 5 oranges on the tree and we rolled 3.  We need to take 2 oranges away.

Syllable Sorting- Using vocabulary for a unit book Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type, we will listen to the words and then sort them into groups based on their syllables. We will also discuss the vocabulary words and what they mean.

Rhyming on the Farm- We will be pairing words that rhyme into a barn. We will learn a rhyming song so children can do this activity at home.

Animal Cube Rolling- We rolled cubes with animal pictures on them then recorded the results from each roll. We observed the animals that were rolled the most, least, and if there were any equal totals.

Art Table-Orange Tree Creations (Incorporating a Chinese New Year tradition of exchanging kumquats, we will make kumquat trees in a dragon vase)
Block Area- farm animals
Sensory Table-Washing produce(sponges, plastic fruit, soapy water)
Book Area- Exploring Books about farm
Dramatic Play- Chinese Food
Rug- Dragons and castle blocks

Science/Social Studies/Math Circle Concepts
-Planes, trains, and automobiles (How we get food from around the world)
-What Does It Do?
-Good for you food

Songs, Word Plays, and Language
-Farmer in the Dell
-Rhyming Identifying games
-Simon Says (Farmer Lisa Says.....)

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