"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

Friday, September 2, 2011

I'm a VIP Week

Tuesday Sept. 6th and Wednesday 7th 
Theme: I’m a VIP- 
Letter S and Number 2
Seat Work-Writing lines
Practice writing names
Birthday Spotlight!
Introduce Theme and Letter and Number of the Day
Music Circle Time (puzzle with songs on back to choose)
Small and Large Movement Skills—Head Shoulder’s Knees and Toes
            Open and Shut Them
Instruments—Group and solo time
Social—Our Favorite Things
Counting—Five Little Speckled Frogs
Music Appreciation/Readiness-Teach Two Black Keys on the piano
ABC/Reading-- ABC-sing back to me.  Line up the music letters and sing a
musical phrase and have them sing and point it back
Singing—Pick a song
Creating Project (arts and crafts)—Hand and Finger Painting  
 Free Time-choose activity (Building Blocks) inside or play outside
Snacktime—Fresh Fruit/Spotlight treat
Reading Time
Writing assignment (numbers and/or letters)—Lesson 2 & 3
Group Motor Activity—Red Light, Green Light
Math/Science Skills—Math Patterns
Goodbye Song

Sept 8th I’m a VIP—Letter S and Number 2

Seat Work—What’s different?
Practice writing names
Introduce Theme and Letter and Number of the Day
Music Circle Time
Small and Large Movement Skills—If your Happy and you know it (add different emotions sad, 
angry, excited, lonely, scared)
Instruments:  Drumming unaccompanied
Social—Mirror Dancing first with teacher and then partners
Counting—Hickory Dickory Dock
Music Appreciation/Readiness—Hide Letters around the room and put in order
ABC/Reading—Alphabet Rumba
Singing—Child Chooses Songs
Creating Project (arts and crafts)  -Stencils and Cutting out favorite things
Free Time-choose activity inside or outside before snacks
Snacktime—Baby Carrots
Reading Time
Writing assignment (numbers and/or letters)
Group Motor Activity--Tag
Math/Science Skills—Uncle Wiggly
Goodbye Song
Calendar Items:  No School on Monday--Labor Day
On Tuesday and Wednesday we will be using Finger Paints--They are washable but you may want to send your child in an outfit that can get dirty.  I do use aprons but they it doesn't cover everything. 
Home Challenge:  We are learning the letter S this week.  Point out S's while you are driving in the car or at the store, on the cereal boxes.  

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