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First Name

Finding and cutting out letters

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  • Gather together magazines and newspapers
  • Together write the child’s name on a red sheet of paper
  • Remember to use an uppercase or capital letter for the first letter and lower case letters for the remaining letters in child's name - Debi
  • Let child find each letter of their name in a magazine/newspaper/stickers and cut out using scissors
  • Glue the letters of their name under their written name on the red sheet of paper

Simplify

If using scissors is to difficult, encourage child to tear out the letters in their name from newspapers and magazines

Extend

Have the child point to first letter in their name and then the last letter in their name.  Ask how many letters are in their name.

 

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

How would you describe yourself to your friends?

If you could give yourself a different name, what would it be and why?

Materials

  • magazines/newspapers/alphabet stickers
  • red paper
  • pencil/crayon
  • scissors

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Circle, Square
  • Color - Red
  • Number - Three, 3
  • Alphabet Letters - C, R
  • Senses - Smell
  • Character Trait - Manners
  • Target Words - On, Top, High, Low

Monthly Proverb

Golden Rule - Do unto others as you would have them do to you

Did You Know?

“The human brain is 90% developed by age 5." Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Books to Read

"Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners"
by Laurie Kelly (Activity 12)

"The Alphabet Book"
by P.D. Eastman (Activity 4)

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
by Jim Aylesworth (Activity 13)

"The Alphabet Book"
by P.D. Eastman Read/Listen (Activity 4)

"Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners"
by Laurie Kelly Read/Listen (Activity 12)

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears
by Jan Brett Read/Listen (Activity 13)

Music Playlist

"Three Little Birds"
by Bob Marley Album Legend (Reggae) (Activity 6)

"Race: The Final Starlight Express"
Album Starlight Express Original Cast (Broadway - Pop) (Activity 18)

"Clap Your Hands Now"
by Pam Donkin Album A Hop, Skip, and a Jump (Children) (Activity 15)

"Three Little Birds"
by Bob Marley video (Activity 6)

"Clap Your Hands Now"
by Pam Donkin video (Activity 15)

"Race: The Final Starlight Express"
by Starlight Express Original Cast video (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Way Up High In An Apple Tree

(Activity 26 Month 3)

Way up high in the apple tree

Two little apples smiled at me

I shook that tree as hard as I could

Down came the apples

Mmmmmm they were good.

Peter (child’s name) Uses One Hammer

(Activity 21 Month 3)

Peter (use child’s name) hammers with one hammer one hammer one hammer 

Peter hammers with one hammer all day long (tap fist on the floor)

Pater hammers with two hammers, two hammers two hammers (tap other fist too) Peter hammers with two hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with three hammers, three hammers three hammers (add one  foot) Peter hammers with three hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with four hammers four hammers four hammers (tap other  foot too along with fists) Peter hammers with four hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with five hammers five hammers five hammers (use your head)  Peter hammers with five hammers And then he goes to sleep!