Thursday, January 31, 2008

Transportation - Day 4

Self-Selected Activities (AM 9:00-9:45..PM 12:30-1:15) *Cut and Color Table: SEWING CARDS - Students will sew different vehicles cut out of paper with pre-punched holes using yarn. Not only will this develop their small motor skills for writing, but it will also develop their eye-hand-coordination.

*Messy Table: CRACKING AIRPLANE PEANUTS - The messy table will be filled with peanuts today. This is to go along with the dramatic play "airplane setup". The students will develop their fine motor skills as they shell the peanuts and also use their senses as they feel, smell, taste and hear the different things going on at this table.

*Creative Art: PAINT A VEHICLE - Different vehicles will be cut out of large construction paper. The students will be able to choose which ones they would like to paint. This enhances their creativity as they create their vehicle. The teacher will guide discussion about transportation and vehicles.

*Dramatic Play: AIRPLANE - The dramatic play will continue the airplane setup today. Seats, costumes, airplane manuals, etc. Imaginations and social skills will be developed in this area.

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: MYSTERY MUFFINS - this snack is helping learn about beginning sounds..our letter of the week is Mm. The children will develop basic math skills as we measure out the ingredients. We will all get to stir, smell and taste the delicious muffins as we talk about all the different things that start with Mm.

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

*Large Group: We will start large group by singing from the song can. This help the children get right into the group and get involved. We will start by making our Mystery Muffins so we have time to bake them. As they are baking we will read a book and talk more about transportation and safety. After we have enjoyed our delicous snack, we will practice the letter Mm.

*Transition: STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN - We will sing the song Stop, Look, and Listen as we hook up as a train and practice this interactive song.

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 will start small group by reading a book. Giving the kids a chance to relax and listen to a story about our theme. We will do more with graphing as we talk about the different things we like and graph them. We will discuss all of the differences between us and which things have more or less, etc.