"Almost all children respond to music. Music is an open-sesame, and if you can use it carefully and appropriately, you can reach into that child's potential for development." Dr. Clive Robbins

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Amazing Body

This week we will talk about all the great things our body can do.  We will do lots of movement exercises and songs.  In our Science Unit we will discover our 5 senses.  See below for a few ideas to do at home.

Nov. 15th Week 11- My Amazing Body
9:30  Welcome Song
9:35  Weather/Calendar:  Samantha, Hailey
9:40  Music Circle Time (Movement, Instruments, Counting, ABC, music appreciation/readiness, Choosing)—Hand Bells-Christmas Song, Choosing Songs, and Line and Space notes with Treble and Bass Clef review
10:10 Math/Science Games- Science Discover Game (The 5 Senses)
10:15  Creating Project- Hand print and Foot printing
10:30 Snack Time- Carrot Sticks
10:40 Free Play- Food and dishes
11:00 Reading/Writing Time-1 lesson-  Learning the new sound th
11:15 Story Time- My Five Senses; The Listening Walk
11:28 Goodbye Song

Nov 17th and 18th
9:30  Welcome Song
9:35  Weather/Calendar Abi, Cassie
9:40  Music Circle Time (Movement, Instruments, Counting, ABC, music appreciation/readiness, Choosing)—Hand Bells-Christmas Song, Musical Snake
10:10 Math/Science Games-5 Senses Discovery Center
10:15  Creating Project- Body Tracings
10:30 Snack Time- Oranges
10:40 Free Play- Magnet wheels and magnet pictures
11:00 Reading/Writing Time-1 lesson-
11:15 Story Time-My Five Senses by Miller Hello Ocean
11:28 Goodbye Song

Home Challenge:  Have your child practice calling someone on the phone.  You can do a pretend phone call or a real call to a friend or family.  Children need opportunities to participate in conversations.  They learn to take turns as they listen and respond.  We will practice this at school as well.  This is an important skill as they get ready to go to Kindergarten.  While you are practicing on the phone, see if they can find the numbers on the phone you tell them.  This would be a good practice for numbers as well.  If they can do this easily they may be ready to memorize their phone number.  
Reading and Letter Practice:  Just a reminder of the letters we have learned:  R, T, E, A, I, D, M, S
See if your child can easily identify each of these letter names and sound.  If not then you may want to work at home on the ones that are harder for them.  You may want to make flash cards with these letters and then as we add more letters you can add more.  This week we are introducing the sound th.  This can be a hard sound to pronounce so make sure they are saying it with their tongue sticking out.  You can have them practice in front of the mirror.  
Calendaring:  We will not be having preschool on Thanksgiving Day.  And Christmas Break will be 
December 20-Jan 2.  We will begin school again Monday, Jan 3rd.  

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