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Matching child's senses with a life situation

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  • Give the child the five craft sticks from Month 6 Activity 10
  • Ask the child to hold up the correct body part to the following questions
  • What body part do I use to smell baking bread?
  • What body part do I use to discover something salty?
  • What body part do I use when knocking on a door?
  • What body part do I use to check if the sun is shining?
  • What body part do I use to check if the water is hot or cold?
  • Continue by making your own questions

Here is a video to help learn the 5 senses

Simplify

Here are some easy questions for learning about our five senses

  1. Do we use our eyes to ? (see)
  2. Do we use our ears to ? (hear)
  3. Do we use our tongue to ? (taste)
  4. Do we use our hands to ? (touch)
  5. Do we use our nose to ? (smell)

Extend

Using our senses helps us to understand what's happening around us. Our senses send messages to our brain. Not everyone is able to use all five of their senses. If someone is unable to see, they are blind. If someone is unable to hear, they are deaf. A word to tell others they have an issue is "handicap".

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

If one of your senses had to be taken away, which sense would you choose and why?

Do you have any friends with a handicap? Are there ways to help people with handicaps? (glasses, hearing aids, wheelchairs, etc.)

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Green
  • Number - Five, 5
  • Alphabet Letters - G, Y
  • Senses - Review
  • Character Trait - Confidence
  • Target Words - Stop, Go, Slow, More

Monthly Proverb

Hasidic- The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

Did You Know?

 "Advances in cognitive science make it clear that very young children are capable of much more academically than was previously imagined." The Albert Shanker Institute 

Books to Read

"Sheep In A Shop"
by Nancy Shaw (Activity 7) (audiobook option)

"I Don't Want To Be A Frog"
by Dev Petty (Activity 8)

"Popcorn"
by Frank Asch (Activity 16)

"Sheep in A Shop". VIDEO
by Nancy Shaw (Activity 7)

"I Don't Want To Be A Frog". VIDEO
by Dev Petty (Activity 8)

"Popcorn". VIDEO
by Frank Asch (Activity 16)

Music Playlist

"I Believe in You"
by Divo and Celine Dion Album IL Divo/Ancora (Vocal Classical) (Activity 18)

"She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain"
by Gay Blazers Album The Treasury of Barbershop Quartets (Barbershop Quartet) (Activity 19)

"What’s Your Name"
by Mike Soloway Album Hungry for Manners (Childrens) (Activity 1)

"What's Your Name" VIDEO
by Mike Soloway (Activity 1)

"She'' Be Comin Round the Mountain" VIDEO
by Gay Glazers (Activity 19)

"I Believe In You" VIDEO
by Divo and Celine Dion (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Red says STOP

(Activity 14 Month 6)

Red says STOP 

Green says GO

Yellow says WAIT

You better go SLOW

5 Little Ducks Went Out to Play

(Activity 26 Month 6)

Five little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only four little ducks came back.

 

Four little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only three little ducks came back.

 

Three little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only two little ducks came back.

 

Two little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only one little duck came back.

 

One little duck Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But none of the five little ducks came back.

 

Sad Mother Duck Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

The sad Mother Duck said

"QUACK QUACK QUACK."

And all of the five little ducks came back.