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Introducing #5

Pattern making using shoes

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Collect five pairs of shoes - using child or adult shoes
  • Separate the shoes into two piles - left and right shoes
  • Child gets the five right footed shoes and adult the five left footed shoes
  • Adult makes a “pattern”  selecting any two left shoes; placing the two shoes on the floor 
  • Ask child to copy the pattern with two matching right shoes by placing the two shoes in the correct order on the floor
  • Make a pattern using three shoes
  • Make a pattern using four shoes
  • Make a pattern using five shoes

Simplify

If making a pattern with the shoes is difficult, place all five pairs of shoes in a pile and select one shoe.  Ask child to find the matching shoe.

Extend

Verbally ask child to find the matching shoes - Please find the two shoes that are blue, with white laces, and a rubber sole OR find the two shoes that are brown with no back.

Materials

  • 5 pairs of shoes (child or adult - boots, slippers, etc.)

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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

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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.