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W & N

Recognizing letters W and N; and learning about animals that begin with the letters W and N with fun videos

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  • Ask child to think of an animal that begins with W - whale, worm, walrus, woodchuck, wolf, weasel, etc.
  • Find picture of an animal beginning with W and put into binder (Easy way to find pictures is to type “Free pictures of animals” in internet search engine)
  • Meet a wombat up close here
  • Ask child to think of an animal that begins with N - nightcrawler, nurse shark, newt, Newfoundland dog, (etc.)
  • Find picture of an animal beginning with N and put into binder
  • Learn about a nandus nandus fish here
  • Write the letter W on white board and let child find letter on an alphabet chart
  • Write the letter N on white board and let child find letter on an alphabet chart

Materials

  • INYW? animal binder
  • internet access/printer or old magazines/newspapers/draw own picture
  • white board and marker
  • alphabet chart (you can also make your own) 

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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.)