Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Lesson 10

(M) This week's theme is TRAINS.  The vocabulary word is engine - an engine of a train is the train car that usually pulls all the other cars along the track.

(DAILY) Books to read aloud that support the theme TRAINS.
Freight Train by Donald Crews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC9NgxgvJOk      http://www.learningplanet.com/act/abcorder.asp
The Caboose Got Loose by Bill Peet  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6t7XLK7gbw
The Little Train by Lois Lenski
Engine, Engine, Number Nine by Stephanie Calmenson 
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd-jgJOP-Ww 
Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EFM92oMDKc
 I Love Trains! by Philemon Sturges  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g69DavNAV4

(DAILY) Poems that support the theme:
Shiny New Train
by Katrina Lybbert
I hear the whistle, then the clackety-clack,
Of a shiny new train coming down the track.
I see the engineer waving to the crowd,
His beaming smile shows he's happy and proud!
Another whistle as the train slows right down,
Then pulls to a stop at the station in our town.
Hip hip hooray, come on over this way,
Let's ride the new train this wonderful day!

(DAILY) Songs that support the theme: 
Train Song by Diane Siebert 

(M) Gross Motor Skills Activity:  Set up chairs in a line to become a train.  Place different passengers (stuffed animals or dolls) or cargo (fruit, toys, books, clothes) on different chairs.  Your child can sit at the front in the "engine" and be the engineer.  I've Been Working on the Railroad  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x74Lt6b-f8      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lDlfDtJYF8

Jack Be Nimble
Make a candlestick by putting a flame cut out of yellow paper into a toilet paper roll. Say the rhyme as the children line up and jump over the candlestick.

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick!

(T) Shape/Color  This week you will teach the color black.
  • Introduce the color by coloring in the circle (previous week's shape) on your learning poster with a black crayon.
  • Put on a black article of clothing.
  • Point out objects around your home of the color black.
  • Add the color to a meal by choosing a black food, or using a plate, cup, or utensil of the color black.
  • Let your child color in a coloring book or on a printout using a black crayon.
  • Fill the letter J with black squares of paper.

Gluing Black Paper Squares
We did a very simple pasting activity using some cut construction paper pieces. This was Little B's (19 mo) first time doing something like this and he did pretty well! I showed him how to put the pieces on the glue and pat them a bit, which he did., but he also just liked to run his fingers in the glue and take the pieces off haha, but that's just part of the exploration process of FIRST ART. My oldest used his glue stick to use the black squares to make his own collage which he  said was a treasure map.

(W) Letter  The letter this week is the letter J.
  • Give your child a printout of the (capital) letter J to color.  ~Letter Printouts~
  • Teach your child to trace the shape of the letter J using her finger.  You can trace in pudding, finger paint, a shallow tray (cookie sheet) filled with rice or beans, etc.
  • Point out the letter J in signs, cereal boxes, etc.
  • Post the letter J on your learning poster.
  • Double click J is for Jellyfish to get site.


(TH) Number  The number this week is the number 10.
  • Show your child 10 objects to count, or eat 10 mini crackers, 10 cheerios, etc.
  • Show your child the written symbol (numeral) for 10 and put on your learning poster.
  • Add 10 stickers to your counting book.
  • Show your matching index cards for the number 10 to your child.
  • Draw 10 circles on a piece of paper and count them with your child.
  • Walk around your home counting 10 of many different objects.
Sesame Street: Number 10 Song  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaBYIqMI2uc

Numbers Song 1-10  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAV4Bs1K-_E

Trace your child's hands and feet.  Count the fingers and toes.  You can number each one or have your child do it.

(F) Fine Motor Skills Activity:  
Play with a wooden train set.

Glue rectangles and circles (cut out by parent) onto paper to create train cars. 

Play Jack Be Nimble Game.

Craft a Jack Be Nimble using Child's Hands and Feet.

Do A Dot Train

Have your child work with Train Patterns.






(F) Nursery Rhyme The nursery rhyme this week is Little Boy Blue.  Recite often!
Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn!
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under the haystack, fast asleep. 

Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

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