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Reading "I Don't Want To Be A Frog"  and using green napkins

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  • Read the book "I Don't Want To Be A Frog" by Dev Petty or Read/Listen here
  • After reading the book, go to each page and look for something green. 
  • Discuss if the little frog didn't want to be a frog because he was green or for another reason
  • Learning a color takes repetition. Use green napkins (paper or cloth) this month for all meals or  let the child decorate white paper napkins with green crayon/marker/colored pencil or green stickers.  Chat about the color of the napkins at every meal - use different shades of green napkins if available

Simplify

When reading the book, let child put on a green shirt or hold a green item in their hand.

Extend

Play "I Spy with my Little Eye" and find green items 

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

Can you think of other green animals? (snake, grasshopper, etc.)

If you couldn't be a kid, what would you like to be? 

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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

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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 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.