Thursday, February 7, 2008

Friendship and Valentines - Day 2

Self Selected Activities (AM 9:00-9:45..PM 12:30-1:15) * Cut and Color Table: FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE ART - Paper will be provided with "To: _____" printed in the upper left corner and "From:_____" printed on the bottom. The teacher will assist the children in printing their names on the bottom and the name of the person on the top. Using paper scraps, tissue paper squares, fabric scraps, and glue, each child will construct a picture for a friend. When they are finished, each child can pass the paper to the friend it was made for.

*Messy Table: RED WATER - The messy table will be filled with red water today, to symbolize love and friendship. Floaty letters, containers, scoops, squeegies, etc, will be placed in the messy table also. What a great place to interact with friends and share!

* Creative Art: GLITTER HEARTS - Glitter glue and large hearts will be available at the art table. The children can use their creativity to make the patterns and shapes they would like on their heart with glitter glue. Kids love glitter glue!!

* Dramatic Play: PUPPET THEATER - A puppet show will be set up in the dramatic play area with various types of puppets. The children can share puppets and act out friendships using the puppets in various situations.

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: NACHOS - since we are learning the letter Nn today, what a better snack then 'N'achos!! We will all dip tortilla chips into melted cheese for our delicious snack! A great experience for children to try new foods and also to help prepare it. We will also discuss other words that start with the 'N' sound.

Large Group (AM 9:50-10:15...PM 1:20-1:45) * Large Group: We will start by singing songs from the song can. We will practice our newly learned friendship songs - check them out on the "Song Page". We'll then read the story "The Rainbow Fish", enhancing listening skills and predictions. Discussions will take place about how to be a good friend and how the fish made good choices to be a good friend. We will then review our letter of the week - Nn. We will prepare our Nachos snack and talk about the ingredients that go in them, and last but not least, we will eat our yummy snack!

* Transition: Learn our friend poem - "I like my friends, So when we are at play, I try to be very kind, and nice in every way."

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: We'll start small group by reading a friendship story - "Where are you Going? To See My Friend" by Eric Carle. This will give the children a chance to relax and also participate as I ask questions throughout the story. We will then start decorating our Valentine boxes or other containers. We will start by painting the boxes with their favorite color/s, and if there is time the teacher will do the hot gluing as the children choose the decorations they would like on their boxes. The hot gluing might be saved until Tuesday the 12th if we run out of time.