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Making Bed

Part 1: Learning responsibility - making the bed

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Learning to daily make a bed is an important lifeskill that makes a room more organized while teaching the responsibility of a “chore”

Review with a child how to make a bed 

1. To begin have a set of sheets on the bed and make when child gets out of bed

2. Hand press the bottom sheet to get rid of wrinkles.  If the corners of the sheet have loosened, readjust the folds if not a fitted sheet.

3. Pull up the top sheet and again smooth out the wrinkles

4. Pull up the blanket, duvet or bedspread to cover the bed

5. Add the pillows at the top of the bed

Simplify

Instill bed making as part of the morning routine by deciding on a regular time to make the bed.  For example, immediately on getting out of bed, after eating breakfast, before getting dressed, etc. If needed, let adult help with reminding child when the bed should be made.

Extend

Neatness does count and as the child becomes more proficient at bed making this should occur.  Treat bed making not as a chore but as something a child can do that helps the family.

Materials

  • child's bed

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - White
  • Number - Eight, 8
  • Alphabet Letters - W, N
  • Senses - Taste
  • Character Trait - Self-Control
  • Target Words - Good-night, Sweet, Sour, Next

Monthly Proverb

Dutch - A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains

Did You Know?

" Approximately two-thirds of parents surveyed would like information about ways to support children’s early reading and school readiness skills, ways to help children’s social-emotional development and how to use positive discipline." Washington Early Learning System

Books to Read

"Black and White Rabbit’s ABC"
by Alan Baker (Activity 9)

"Goodnight Moon"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 14) (audio book available)

"Cars and Trucks and Things that Go"
by Richard Scarry (Activity 26)

Music Playlist

"Alphabet Medley"
by Sharon, Lois & Bram Album: Sing A to Z (Activity 1)

12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” K.265 (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) Mozart"
by George Szell; Cleveland Orchestra Album: Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 467 & 537; Variations K.265 (Activity 20)

"10 Crunchy Carrots"
by Charlotte Diamond Album: 10 Carrot Diamond (Activity 6)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Singing Time

(Activity 23 Month 10)

I wake up in the morning early 

And always the very first thing  

I poke up my head and I sit up in bed 

And I sing and I sing, and I sing.

 (This poem was memorized and recited each morning in our family.  Use this poem or find your own for your wake-up routine.)