Explorers Classroom Overview
Explorer NewsletterSeptember 18- September 22, 2017(We will be combining two themes this week)THEME: Home and Family & Fall/AutumnVocabulary: Cooperation; HibernationVisual Perception &Reading Readiness: Weekly Reader; “Fall Words—Write theRoom”; finding the letters “Nn”, “Hh” and “Aa”in a field; Autumn sequencing–which happensfirst, second, third, and last; word searches andmazes.
Auditory Perception& Listening: Stories: “There’s No Place Like Home”;
“Families Are Different”; “The Berenstain BearsAre A Family”. Autumn Songs for Children:“Orange, Yellow, Red and Brown Song” and the“Way Up High in the Apple Tree Song”Visual Motor: Leaf rubbings; cutting; painting; gluing;Do-A-Dot stamping; tracing our hands andfinger dotting with paint.
ExpressiveLanguage: Discussing family and the importance andcontribution of each family member.Discussing the changes taking place outdoorsduring the season of Fall: weather, leaveschange color, animal behavior. Discussing the
meaning of “hibernation” and which animalsget ready for this and why.
Cognitive Skills: Discussing and understanding how families aredifferent. Understanding the basic changes thattake place during autumn. Reviewing andidentifying with Fall colors-red, yellow, orangeand brown; Reviewing the concept of wholeand half.
Phonics: Reviewing the letter “Nn” and introducing the
letters “Hh” and Aa”. Learning aboutconsonants and that ‘Aa’ is a vowel; it has ashort and long sound. “Basket of Apples LetterMatch”.
Math andNumber Fun: Reviewing our numbers 0-5 and its one-to-onecorrespondence; learning and practicingdifferent ways in which numbers can berepresented. Working on number words; 5and 10 frames; number lines; dot-to-dot andtallying. Graphing and Tallying: Which ColorApple Was Our Favorite? “Stick House Math.”Science: Looking at Fall leaves, acorns and apple seedswith a magnifying glass. Tasting red, green andyellow apples.
Art: “’Hh’ is for hand.”; Autumn TreeSocial Skills: Reinforcing the concept that being a part of afamily means doing chores and helping one
another. Learning to share and take turnswhen playing with others. Learning aboutcooperation.
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