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  • Math & Science Skills
  • Motor All Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

Hand Tracing

Listen to "I Believe in You", practice tracing and counting fingers

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  • Listen to song "I Believe In You" by Divo and Celine Dion or watch Song/Video here
  • Place the child’s hand on green paper
  • Help child trace around one hand with fingers spread using a black crayon
  • Together, write the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 above the traced fingers
  • Let child trace around the adult’s hand and again write the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 above the traced fingers

Simplify

Let child point to each number as you request: Please point to the numeral 3, point to the numeral 5, etc.  Ask child how many fingers are on one hand, do both hands have the same number of fingers, etc.  Ask child to hold up how many fingers for how old they are right now.

Extend

Using cereal pieces, M&M's, or paper clips, place the correct number on each finger of the traced hand as the numeral says.

Ask the child to look around the room and bring 5 objects to you. Count the objects together.

Encourage the child to trace around his hand again and see if they can turn their hand into a picture - a turkey, mitten, etc. using crayons.

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

Do you like making numerals or letters and why?

Name something that if you ate 5 of them would give you a stomach ache. Name something that if you ate 5 of them you could still eat more and not feel full.  

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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.