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G & Y

Play a Letter Memory Game, find "G" and "Y" animal pictures, and view a glow worm and a chicken with long feathers

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  • Make 2 matching index cards of these 6 letters - G, Y, O, U, A, E for 12 cards
  • Play the game Memory
  • Mix up the cards and place facedown on a table
  • Let child turn over 2 cards to see if they match
  • When turning card over child says sound and letter name
  • When they find two matching letters, remove from the table
  • Continue until all 6 letters are matched

Next:

  • Ask child to think of an animal that begins with sound of G - gorilla, goose, gecko, goat, etc.
  • Find picture of an animal beginning with G and put into 3 ring binder behind the letter G (Easy way to find pictures is to type “Free pictures of animals” into internet search engines)
  • View a glow worm here
  • Ask chid to think of an animal that begins with Y - yak, yellowjacket, Yorkshire terrier, etc.
  • Find picture of an animal beginning with Y and put into 3 ring binder behind the letter Y
  • View a chicken with long feathers here

Simplify

When playing matching game, use only two matches to begin. Place upside down the cards for G and Y for a total of 4 cards.  Let child turn over and find the two matches.  Next add another set of matching cards - O.  Again, see if child can make the matches with just 3 sets of letters.  Continue until child can successfully match all 6.

Extend

Add one more card for each letter so you have 3 cards for each letter and a total of 18 cards.  In order to make a match, child must turn over all three matching letter cards before they can remove from the table.

Materials

  • 12 index cards/paper
  • marker
  • 3 ring binder with alphabet dividers

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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

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 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.