Friday, January 10, 2020

Farm Unit (Otis) January 13-17

Unit Book:


Weekly Question and Vocabulary Related to book:
How Do Machines Help Farmers?
Soil, Tractor, Startle, Pond, Parade, Fancy
Image result for otis book Meet our Letterlander of the Week: 
Jumping Jim
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: J and j
Fine motor activity to reinforce letter this week: salt trays
We will be reinforcing "alligator fingers" and "always start your letters at the top.

Literacy Small Groups
Story Sequencing- After reading the story Otis, we will cut pictures from our unit book. We will then trace numbers on strips. Next we will place the pictures in order to retell the story. We will retell the story orally to recall the events from our book.

Stuck in the Mud- We will use animals counters to recreate a scene from the Otis story.  This time more than one animal will be stuck in the mud.  Using our counters we will hide animals under a card and leave some showing.  We will have to guess how many animals are stuck in the mud given out total number of animals.  Using dot stickers, we will make our own number stories to share

Onset Rime Bingo- We will segmenting words by onset & rime.  Using things found on a farm, we will practice saying words by segmenting the beginning sound and entire ending. We will work on a new skill to take away the beginning sound and say only the ending of each word (deleting the onset) to cover a spot on our board.

Animal Patterns- Using farm animal manipulatives then moving toward a sequencing board, we will create animal patterns. (For example: cow, duck, cow, duck / pig, pig, duck, pig, pig, duck, etc)

Handwriting Books- We will be completing our Magic C Handwriting without Tears books. In small groups, we will practice rainbow writing along with adding a review of our past Magic C letters.

Making 5- Using cubes, we will manipulate sets of 5. For example, if you have 2 how many more do you need to make 5.

Art Table- Barn animals for a farm mural/ using bubble wrap on rolling pins to paint corn on the cob
Block Area- Making pens for animals
Sensory Table- Mud, tractors, farm animals(role-play of story Otis)
Book Area- Exploring Books about Farm

Dramatic Play-Chicken Coop (collecting eggs from chickens)
Rug- Farms and Tractors

Science/Social Studies/Math Circle Concepts
-Farm Food Sort (What is the difference between fruits and vegetables)
-Machines on the farm
-Farm to Store process

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