"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, February 3, 2012

Friends of all Kinds

February 6-9th  Friends of all Kinds
Seat Work
Practice writing names
Student of the Day/Weather/Calendar
Introduce Theme and Letter and Number of the Day-Letter Y & Number 19
Spotlight Samantha!
Show and Tell—Bring something that is grown
Music Circle Time
Hello Song
Instruments-We are different (choose instruments and teach lyrics)
Social—Show Differing Ability Posters while listening to “Not That Different”  What’s it like to be disabled (Experiment being hard of hearing, blind, and unable to walk) then discuss what we all have in common. 
Counting-“Every Star is Different”  -Put a number of stars on while singing the
song and then have a volunteer count and tell how many stars are on the board
Music Appreciation/Readiness—Fix the Order and What’s Missing
Small and Large Movement Skills—I’m a Little Teapot
ABC/Reading—My Bonnie—stand up and down on B sounds
Singing—Student of the Day Chooses Songs
Creating Project (arts and crafts)—Make Valentine Cards for Field Trip
Free Time-choose activity inside or outside before snacks  (Ability Puzzles and Lincoln Logs)
Reading Time
Writing assignment (numbers and/or letters)
Group Motor Activity—Make an obstacle course indoors or outdoors
Math/Science Skills—Guessing Number game.  I’m thinking of a number….
Storytime—Why am I different?
Goodbye Song
Wednesday and Thursday
Seat Work
Practice writing names
Introduce Theme and Letter and Number of the Day Letter Y & Number 19
Get ready to go on Field Trip
Music Circle Time at Sunshine Terrace:  Theme Silly Songs
Hello Song:  Jennifer
Instruments:  Jennifer
Social—Parachute w/ Circle to the Left
Counting—I’m a nut (count how many nuts we have)
Music Appreciation/Readiness
Small and Large Movement Skills—Hokey Pokey
ABC/Reading—Alphabet Rumba—Find the resident with your matching letter
Snacktime—Fruit Leather
Reading Time
Writing assignment (numbers and/or letters)
Group Motor Activity—Soccer Time
Math/Science Skills—Phone Number Practice
Storytime—Some Kids Use Wheelchairs, and Someone Special Like You. 
Goodbye Song
Announcements:  February Tuition is Due Monday or Tuesday.  Don’t forget to have your child where their preschool t-shirt on Wednesday or Thursday.  If you buy a t-shirt this month I will be picking them up on Tuesday afternoon I will put their new t-shirt over the shirt they wear to school. 
Homework:  We are talking about people of different abilities and challenges this week.  It would be great if your family could have a discussion about people you know or have seen in the community that have a disability.  Emphasize that people with differing abilities can do many of the things everyone else can do, and we shouldn’t focus on their disability.  They may already know someone in their neighborhood or family who has a challenge; encourage them to be friendly and kind to them.  Hopefully by talking about this our children will not be afraid to be friends and play with other children who have a disability.   

1 comment:

  1. Great list! I'll gonna include this on my child's study list! Thanks! Montessori Learners


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