We are all revved up about transportation this month. Children love the sound, the speed, and the excitement of pretending to be a driver. Our Pretend Play area will become a Car and Bike Fix-it Shop where children can wash and repair bikes, trikes, and scooters. We will build roads with blocks to use with our cars, trucks, and traffic signs, and count and compare the number of blocks that can be loaded into two trucks. We will learn to classify as we sort pictures into categories of land, air, and water transportation and read numbers from license plates.
December 28 – 31 – After reading “The Little Engine that Could” and discussing what we would each like to accomplish, children will create a page using the repetitive phrase “I think I can. . . “ and adding a personal goal and illustration. Stop and enjoy this class made book with your child.
January 4 – 8 – Discovering what will sink and float is a deliciously tasty learning experience when you test raisins, nuts, marshmallows, and fruit by dropping them into blue gelatin — which you can eat for a snack.
January 11 – 15 – We are taking a field trip . . . to the parking lot! We will look at two different cars and fill out items on a chart about each one of them. Then we will list the ways they are alike and different.
January 18 – 22 – Martin Luther King thought all people should be treated equally. We will explore the meaning of the word equal as we compare stacks of blocks and find ones that are equal and not equal.
January 25 – 29 – We are comparing and contrasting all the vehicles we studied this month to determine how they are alike and how they differ.