In December we enjoyed holiday celebrations. We learned about the Jewish Holiday of Chanukah as we tasted Latkes(Potato Pancakes). We built and decoratedindividual gingerbread houses for Christmas and we also enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus. We welcomed in the New Year with our very own New Year’s Countdown.
In January,we will explore transportation(D1: 1a,3a).Includingidentifying vehicle names, matching letters.(D5:5b,6c).
Our Math classeswill include comparing size, length, width, and thickness. (D5: Geometry:1:2).
We will enjoy many fiction and non-fiction books about Transportation:
School Bus By Donald Crews Whose Vehicle Is This? By Sharon Katz Cooper
Things That Go!-National GeographicDon’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! By Mo Willems
TruckBy Donald Crews
Our curriculum is aligned to NYS Common Core Domains, which includes:
- Approaches to Learning, 2 PhysicalDevelopment 3. Social and Emotional Development
- Communication, Language and Literacy 5.Cognition and Knowledge of the World.
Here is a sample of our activities for this unit:
Children will compare the sizes ofvehicles: biggest, smallest, heaviest,lightest (D5: Math:1a).
Traffic Sounds: Children listen to and identify the recorded sounds of different vehicles(D4: RTL:1)
Traffic Light Bean Bag Toss: (D5: Technology: 3a)
Music for the Road (D5:The Arts:7g)
Draw a picture together including all types of transportation your family has used, label the vehicles, have your child bring to school to share with his/her class.
Sing Transportation theme songs –The Wheels on The Bus, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, etc. . .
Practice streetcrossing safety- Traffic light colors; red-stop, yellow- wait, green –go.
Happy New Year!