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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. This song type is called barbershop quartet.  Listen to "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" by Gay Blazers or watch/listen to video here or choose another song. 
  • Reuse a clean empty container - nut can, ice cream carton, etc.
  • Give a child old magazines and newspapers and have them cut out the letters  G and Y  or pictures of objects beginning with G and Y
  • Using a glue paste ala Mod Podge, glue these letters/pictures on the container using a brush or foam brush
  • When the 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, cardholder, etc. and can be given as a gift

Homemade Mod Podge

Mod Podge in a Pint Jar

Fill a jar halfway up with white glue (like Elmers)
Then fill the jar up with water.
Shake Well.

This is a 50-50 mixture of glue/water.

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

(Our 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.

Watch this video to learn about the letter Y

Extend

Encourage the child to find both lower and upper case letters of Gg and Yy. Suggest they find 5 of each type of letter to put on their container. 

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

Do you like to make art projects? Yes or No What is the first letter in the word Yes?

What is something that if someone asked you to do, you would always say yes?

What is something that if someone asked you to do, you would always say no? 

Materials

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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"
by Nancy Shaw Video (Activity 7)

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

"Popcorn"
by Frank Asch Video (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"
by Mike Soloway Video (Activity 1)

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

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

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

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.