Friends of All Kinds:
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)
Show and Tell-Monday and Tuesday is show and Tell because of the field trip-Bring your favorite book
9:30 Music Circle Time
Instruments-We are different-teach lyrics and choose instruments to play with
Social-Show Differing ability posters while listening to “Not that Different”
Counting-“Every Star is Different” Put a number of stars on the board while
singing then have a volunteer count and tell how many stars are on the board.
Music Appreciation/Readiness-Fix the Order and What is Missing
Small and Large Movement Skills-I’m a little teapot
ABC/Reading-My Bonnie-Stand up and down on B Sounds
Singing—Child Chooses Songs
10:00 Outside Play (Dress appropriately for weather)
10:10 Snacktime/Storytime (story read by teacher while eating snacks)-Fresh Veggies
10:20 Creating Project (arts and crafts)-Make Valentines for our Grandfriends
10:45 Math/Science Skills-Telephone practice
10:55 Clean up and Goodbye Song
Announcements: February Tuition is Due Monday or Tuesday. Show and Tell will be changed to Monday and Tuesday since our field trip is this week. Field Trips will be this week for Wednesday and Thursday. Don’t forget to have your child wear their preschool t-shirt and leave a car seat. I have February calendars ready to send home next week.
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 physical, cognitive or emotional challenges. Emphasize that people with differing abilities can do many of the things everyone else can do, and we should focus on their strengths. Your children 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. We will be visiting some local nursing homes and they will be seeing many residents varying in ability. This can be scary for children so if you can prep them by discussing that many of them will be in wheelchairs. We will be calling them our grandfriends. This may help in knowing what to call them. I love the wisdom and experience these friends can give us all. You can see in these pictures the children interacting with the residents and it truly is a good experience for all!