Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Gotta Be Me - Day 2


Morning Circle (AM 9:00-9:30..PM 12:30-1:00)

1. Song Can

2. Calendar

3. We'll sing the song "If You're Happy and you Know it" and discuss different feeling we can feel. We'll also sing the song with, "If You're sad and you Know it, Angry, sleepy, etc".

4. Each child will get a plate to hold with a smiley face on one side and frowny face on the other. The teacher will make a series of statements and ask the children to respond by showing the side of the plate that shows how they feel about the statement. If they feel neither happy nor sad about the statement, they keep the plate on their laps.

Learning Centers (AM 9:30-10:15..PM 1:00-1:45)

*CREATIVE ART: Painting - Using Tempera paints, the children will be able to explore and express their different feelings through paint.

*MESSY TABLE: Colored Rice - We'll continue with colored rice in the Messy Table today. Rice for some reason, is always a class favorite. It's a great sensory, feeling, and exploring experience.

*CUT AND COLOR: Me Puppets - We'll be making puppets out of paper bags today with either photographs of the children (taken earlier in the month) or by using googly eyes and different materials to make their very own "self" puppet or other family member puppet.

*DRAMATIC PLAY: Home - The children will continue trying to connect their experiences from home, into the classroom by roll playing home roles. From cleaning, to mom, dad, brother, sister, cooking, etc. Whatever the situation at home, kids have usually experienced it and can roll play in their choice time!

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 small group.)

*SNACK: Pizza Faces - Today we'll be making our very own Pizza Faces during Closing Circle. We'll talk about different feelings as we make them and discuss how we can give our Pizza Face a different feeling just by changing how the face looks! Check out the recipe on our Recipe links to make these fun pizza's at home!!

Outside Play (AM 10:20-10:30..PM 1:50-2:00)

Closing Circle (AM 10:30-11:00..PM 2:00-2:30)


*Make "Pizza Faces" (check out the recipe on the recipe page links to make these at home!).

*Music and Movement - Learn the sign language and actions to the song, "What Are You Feeling" from the Signing Time CD, volume 4-6.

*Enjoy eating our Pizza Faces and discuss our favorite feelings!