Friday, March 17, 2017

Dinos Making Play Doh

The Dynamic Dinos had a great time making their own play doh and then getting to play with something they made during Choice Time!  




Unit Four

OWL Unit Four Weeks 4 - 6

The curriculum we are using this year is Opening the World of Learning (OWL). The fourth unit is The World of Color. In this unit students will learn about color. Color names, color mixing, stains, fading, camouflage, and color patterns are just a few of the topics covered.

Theme Concepts:
  • Color is one thing that makes our world beautiful, both in nature and through art. Different colors and designs appeal to different people.
  • Color can carry information
  • Paints and dyes are used to color other things and are mixed to make new colors.
  • Different substances can cause stains of different colors.
  • Sun and washing often bleach colors - make them fade.
  • Color is an identifying feature of many natural things.

March 6 - March 10
Books for the week:
The Lion and The Little Red Bird
Cats Colors
Dear Juno

Small Groups:
- Bird Color Matching
- The Lion and the Little Red Bird Activity
- My Color Book
- Straw Math


Choice time:
Art Table: Coloring
Manipulatives: Puzzles
Manipulatives: Play DohLibrary Area: Books
Dramatic Play: Dress Up
Rug Toy: Legos

Songs, Word Play and Letters:
Colors of Your Clothes Poem
Color Song
Rainbow of Colors
The World is a Rainbow
Apples and Bananas
The More we Get Together

March 13 - March 17
Books for the week:
Dear Juno
Elmer

Small Groups:
  • Rhythm Sticks
  • Shape Matching
  • Tissue Paper Shamrock
  • St Patrick's Day Hat

Choice time:
Art Table: Coloring
Manipulatives: Puzzles
Manipulatives: Play Doh
Library Area: Books
Dramatic Play: Kitchen
Rug Toy: Linking Legos

Songs, Word Play and Letters:
I'm a Little Leprechaun
Color Song
Rainbow of Colors
The World is a Rainbow
Apples and Bananas
The More we Get Together

March 20 - March 24
Books for the week:
I Heard Said The Bird
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones

Small Groups:
- Springtime Hat
- Flowerpot Names
- Rainbow
- Math Number Flower Game
- Color Matching

Choice time:
Art Table: Coloring
Manipulatives: Puzzles
Library Area: Books
Dramatic Play: Kitchen
Rug Toy: Linking Legos

Songs, Word Play and Letters:
Spring is Here
Rainbow of Colors
The World is a Rainbow
Apples and Bananas
The More we Get Together


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Unit Four

OWL Unit Four Weeks 1-3

The curriculum we are using this year is Opening the World of Learning (OWL). The fourth unit is The World of Color. In this unit students will learn about color. Color names, color mixing, stains, fading, camouflage, and color patterns are just a few of the topics covered.

Theme Concepts:
  • Color is one thing that makes our world beautiful, both in nature and through art. Different colors and designs appeal to different people.
  • Color can carry information
  • Paints and dyes are used to color other things and are mixed to make new colors.
  • Different substances can cause stains of different colors.
  • Sun and washing often bleach colors - make them fade.
  • Color is an identifying feature of many natural things.

February 6 - February 10
Books for the week:
Max's Dragon Shirt
Dog's Colorful Day

Small Groups:
- Mouse Positional Book
- Shape matching
- Personalized Dragon Shirt
- Decorate Valentines Day Bag

Choice time:
Art Table: Coloring
Manipulatives: Friendship Bracelets
Library Area: Books
Dramatic Play: Construction Shop
Rug Toy: Trains

Songs, Word Play and Letters:
Hands on Shoulders Poem
I'm a Little Valentine Poem
The More we Get Together
Apples and Bananas
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

February 14 - February 17
Books for the week:
The Love Pug
Porcupine Valentine

Small Groups:
  • Heart Person
  • Exchange Valentines!
  • Dot Marker Colorful Dog
  • Straw Math Activity

Choice time:
Art Table: Coloring
Manipulatives: Frienship Bracelets
Library Area: Books
Dramatic Play: Construction Shop
Rug Toy: Trains

Songs, Word Play and Letters:
My Little Valentine
Hands on Shoulders Poem
Down By the Bay
Bingo
Wheels on the Bus
Five Little Ducks
Bingo
Clap Your Hands

February 27 - March 3
Books for the week:
Mouse Paint
Dog's Colorful Day
The Lion and the Little Red Bird

Small Groups:
  • Color Book (Two Days
  • Mouse Paint Activity
  • Paper Plate Colorful Dog
  • Straw Math Activity
  • Making Play doh

Choice time:
Art Table: Coloring
Manipulatives: Peg Boards
Library Area: Books
Dramatic Play: Dress Up
Rug Toy: Legos

Songs, Word Play and Letters:
Color of Your Clothes Poem
Apples and Bananas
The World is a Rainbow
Rainbow of Colors
The More We Get Together

Friday, February 3, 2017

PATRIOTS DAY

The Dynamic Dinos had a lot of fun making Patriots headbands in preparation for the big game on Sunday! 




Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Dino Pictures


The Dinos LOVE using their imagination and building with the cardboard blocks!

    
Friends Building a Villain's Castle
Friends Playing Together At Recess
Friends Building a Car!









Friend's Playing Bingo Together!     


          Dino's "strike a pose" after a favorite shake break!

Unit Three

OWL Unit 3 Weeks 3-4

The curriculum we are using this year is Opening the World of Learning (OWL). The third unit is Wind and Water. In this unit students will be exploring wind and water using observations, experiments, and books to learn more about such topics as evaporation, weather, temperature, rain, and snow!

Theme Concepts:
  • We find water in different forms - as rain (liquid), snow and ice (solid), and as steam (gas). Temperature affects the form of water.
  • Water soaks into, or is absorbed by some things but is repelled by others.
  • Wind - moving air- affects things. Lighter things are moved a lot by wind. Heavier things are moved less by wind. The amount of wind changes with the weather. In storms, wind can blow very hard.
  • Water comes to us through snow or rain.
  • Water evaporates from puddles and from things that are wet.
  • Plants and animals need water to live.
  • Water and wind provide opportunities for recreation.

January 16 - January 20
Books for the week:
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Rabbits and Raindrops by Jim Arnosky
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Small Groups:
- My Mitten is So Big Activity
- How Many Snowmen Book
- Snowman Sequencing Activity
- Egg Shakers

Choice time:
Art Table: Mini Muffin Crayons
Manipulatives: Puzzles
Library Area: Books
Dramatic Play: Taco Shop
Rug Toy: Cardboard Blocks

Songs, Word Play and Letters:
Clouds Poem
My Big Balloon Poem
Down By the Bay
Bingo
The More we Get Together
Looby Loo
Willaby Wollaby Woo
Apples and Bananas
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

January 23 - January 27
Books for the week:
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Stoeke

Small Groups:
  • Snow Day Peter Activity
  • Snowflake Name Ordering
  • Counting Pom Pom Math Activity
  • Snowman Counting Book

Choice time:
Art Table: Mini Muffin Crayons
Manipulatives: Puzzles
Library Area: Books
Dramatic Play: Taco Shop
Rug Toy: Cardboard Blocks

Songs, Word Play and Letters:
Clouds Poem
My Big Balloon
Down By the Bay
Bingo
Wheels on the Bus
Five Little Ducks
Bingo
Clap Your Hands




Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Unit Three

OWL Unit 3 Weeks 1-2

The curriculum we are using this year is Opening the World of Learning (OWL). The third unit is Wind and Water. In this unit students will be exploring wind and water using observations, experiments, and books to learn more about such topics as evaporation, weather, temperature, rain, and snow!

Theme Concepts:
  • We find water in different forms - as rain (liquid), snow and ice (solid), and as steam (gas). Temperature affects the form of water.
  • Water soaks into, or is absorbed by some things but is repelled by others.
  • Wind - moving air- affects things. Lighter things are moved a lot by wind. Heavier things are moved less by wind. The amount of wind changes with the weather. In storms, wind can blow very hard.
  • Water comes to us through snow or rain.
  • Water evaporates from puddles and from things that are wet.
  • Plants and animals need water to live.
  • Water and wind provide opportunities for recreation.

January 3 - January 6
Books for the week:
Gilberto and the Wind by Marie Hall Ets
One Dark Night by Hazel Hutchins

Small Groups:
- Identifying Colors
- Positional Book
- Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings Activity (two days)

Choice time:
Art Table: Dot Markers
Manipulatives: Puzzles
Library Area: Books
Dramatic Play: Tool Shop
Rug Toy: Foam Blocks

Songs, Word Play and Letters:
Raindrops Poem
Down By the Bay
Bingo
Wheels on the Bus
Five Little Ducks
Bingo
Clap Your Hands


January 9 - January 13
Books for the week:
The Mitten
Gilberto and the Wind
Rabbits and Raindrops

Small Groups:
  • Snowman positional book
  • Animals in The Mitten vs not in The Mitten
  • Snowman fine motor activity
  • Raindrops Poem Activity

Choice time:
Art Table: Dot Markers
Manipulatives: Puzzles
Library Area: Books
Dramatic Play: Tool Shop
Rug Toy: Foam Blocks

Songs, Word Play and Letters:
Three Little Monkeys
Raindrops
Down By the Bay
Bingo
Wheels on the Bus
Five Little Ducks
Bingo
Clap Your Hands