Thursday, February 28, 2008

Community Helpers Day 4


Self Selected Activities (AM 9:00-9:45..PM 12:30-1:15)

*Cut and Color Table: FLAMES - Flames will be cut out of red, orange, and yellow paper. The children can glue them onto larger pieces of paper, overlap them, cut them into smaller flames, all while the teacher guides discussions about fires, safety, and how firefighters help us..

*Messy Table: BURNING BUILDINGS - There will be plastic play houses set up in the messy table today like a small town. People, cars, and fire engines will be added also. Three or four spray bottles will be at the table for the children to pretend like the town has caught on fire. The teacher will help guide this activity as I discuss equipment fire fighters wear, what number to call when there is an emergency, etc. The children will have a blast squirting the fires out with their spray bottles!

*Creative Art: BRUSH FIRES - The children will use their "brushes" to paint flames all over their papers using red, orange, and yellow paint. The teacher can show them how to use long strokes and short strokes, and how to use their brushes to "splat" fire onto their papers and swirl the fire around and around!

*Dramatic Play: DOCTORS OFFICE - the dramatic play area will be set up as a doctors office today with a sick bed, bandage wraps, bandaids, stethescope, rubber gloves, lab coats, masks, doctor tools, etc.

Snack (small groups come at different times to eat during Self-Selected Activities. Unless we are making our snack, then we will eat it during large group.)

* Snack: QUACKER OATMEAL COOKIES - We'll be making our snack during large group today as we talk about the letter "Qq" and the words that begin with that sound. Take a look at the recipe page for this yummy recipe!!

Large Group (AM 9:50-10:15...PM 1:20-1:45)

* Large Group: We'll start with the song can to get the kids all gathered round and interacting. We'll read the book, "I Want to be a Firefighter" as we discuss the importance of firefighters, how they help us, and all the things they do. We'll practice our letter Qq and go into making "Quaker Oatmeal Cookies". The children will enjoy measuring, stirring, smelling, and in the end, eating these delicious cookies!!

*Transition: Each child will tell me the number they dial in case of an emergency or fire (911), then will be excused to get ready to go outside!!

Outside Play (AM 10:15-10:25...PM 1:45-1:55)

Small Group (AM 10:30-11:00...PM 2:00-2:30)

* Small Group: Parent volunteers will be set up to come today to share their occupation and what they do. If we still have time we will read the story "Fire Safety" and discuss how to be safe in a fire. The teacher will explain how and why we do "STOP, DROP AND ROLL" and each child will get to practice it. We will practice, "STAY LOW AND GO" and we'll have our own little fire drill as a class. We will discuss the importance of having fire drills at home and other very important aspects of fire safety!