"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

Saturday, November 23, 2013

I am Thankful!

Thanksgiving:  Letter:  J  Number 11
9:00  Self-Directed Play Time and Clean up
9:10  Seat Work (writing name, worksheet)
9:20  Weather, Calendar, Counting, Letter and Number of the Day
9:25  Reading Time/Phonograms (letter sounds)
9:30  Music Circle Time
Hello Song
Instruments—Harvest Instruments
Social—Over the River and Through the Woods—Let each share something they are grateful for and what they like about Thanksgiving (pass bean bag and when music stops they share something—play “Thankful” by Josh Groban
Counting-10 little Indians
Music Appreciation/Readiness—Blue Jellos
Small and Large Movement Skills—Five Fat Turkeys- Five Fat turkeys were sitting on a fence.  The fist one said, I’m so immense The second one said, I can gobble at you The third one said I can gobble too the fourth one said I can spread my tail the fifth one said, Don’t catch it on a nail A farmer came along and stopped to say Turkeys look best on Thanksgiving Day (use hand to point to all the turkeys)
ABC/Reading-A Hunting We will Go (Rhyming with different animals)
A hunting we will go, A hunting we will go, Heigh-ho the dairy-o A hunting we will go.
Singing—Child Chooses Songs

10:00  Outside Play (Dress appropriately for weather)
10:10  Snacktime/Storytime (story read by teacher while eating snacks)-Graham Cracker and Milk
10:20  Creating Project (arts and crafts) Handprint Turkey’s  Cut out hands and write what they are grateful on each feather.

10:45  Math/Science Skills—Thanksgiving Bingo
10:55  Clean up and Goodbye Song

Announcements:  We have preschool only on Monday and Tuesday this week.  This Monday will be the last day our music therapy students will do music with the kids.  They have done such a great job with our 3-4 year old students.  I will give out December Calendars after Thanksgiving.  We have a field trip coming up so check your calendar for details.
Home Project/Assignment: I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.  Get your children involved with your thanksgiving dinner by letting them help in the kitchen, help set the table, or make a simple table decoration.  There are some fun ideas at: http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/thanksgiving_crafts.htm

1 comment:

  1. Seems like a lot of fun! Keep up the good work!


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