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G and Y

Play a Letter Memory Game, Find "G" and "Y" animal pictures, 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 a total of 12 cards
  • Play the Memory game 
  • Mix up the cards and place facedown on a table
  • Let the child turn over 2 cards to see if they match
  • When turning the card over, encourage the child to say sound and letter name
  • When they find two matching letters, remove from the table
  • Continue taking turns until all 6 letters are matched

Next:

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

Simplify

When beginning to play a matching game, use cards for only two matches. Place upside down the 2 cards for G and the 2 cards for Y for a total of 4 cards.  Let the child turn over 2 cards until the two matches are found.  Next, add another set of matching cards - O.  Again, see if child can make the matches with just 3 sets of letters.  Continue until the child can successfully match all 6 cards.

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, the child must turn over all 3 matching letter cards before they can remove from the table. This is a wonderful way to work on memory skills. 

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

Would you rather have a green scooter or a yellow bike and why?

Would you have fun being able to glow like a glowworm and why?

Materials

  • 12 index cards/paper
  • marker
  • 3 ring binder with alphabet dividers (began animal binder Month 1 Activity 5)

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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.