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  • Language Skills
  • Motor All Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

Cutting & Pasting

Listen to "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" and design a container with letters - G & Y

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  • Listening to music while doing an art project is a way to introduce a child to a variety of types of music. Listen to "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" by Gay Blazers or another song
  • Reuse a clean empty container - nut can, ice cream carton, etc.
  • Give child old magazines and newspapers and have them cut out the letters  G & Y  or pictures of objects beginning with G & Y
  • Using a glue paste like Mod Podge, glue these letters/pictures on the container using a brush or foam brush
  • When container is covered in the letters/pictures put 2 coats of Mod Podge over the surface
  • To personalize the container, place a picture of your child over the letters and cover with a final coat of Mod Podge
  • This makes a wonderful pencil holder, card holder, etc. and can be given as a gift

Homemade Mod Podge

Mod Podge in a Pint Jar

Fill jar half way up with white glue (like Elmers)
Then fill jar up with water.
Shake Well.

This is a 50-50 mixture glue/water.

If you would like a Glossy finish, add 1 TBS of clear varnish then Shake!

(My favorite is still the ready made Mod Podge that you buy at craft stores)

Simplify

Instead of cutting out the letters/pictures, just tear out the letters.

Extend

Encourage child to find both lower and upper case letters of Gg and Yy

Materials

  • empty hard container (ice cream carton, nut can, etc.)
  • magazines/newspaper
  • glue paste (Mod Podge, etc,)
  • scissors
  • picture of child (optional)
  • Song "She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain" by Gay Blazers  album The Treasury of Barbershop Quartets 

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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)

"But Where Is The Green Parrot?"
by T. Zacharia (Activity 8)

"Popcorn"
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)

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 to play

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only four little ducks came waddling back.

 

Four little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only three little ducks came waddling back.

 

Three little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only two little ducks came waddling back.

 

Two little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only one little duck came waddling back.

 

One little duck went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But no little ducks came waddling back.

 

Father Duck went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Father Duck said

"QUACK QUACK QUACK."

Five little ducks quickly waddled back.