Week of March 19, 2018
Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
· There are many types of lights in our
homes and our cities.
· Light helps us see and stay warm.
· Light helps plants grow.
· When there is little or no light it is dark.
Shadows appear when an object blocks
Lessons and activities:
Blocks- Students are invited to explore how they might use blocks and a flashlight to create shadow letters.
Pretend Play- Students will be able to use flashlights for shadow play inside a tent.
Art-Black and White Art: After reading the book Round Trip by Ann Jonas, the teacher will provide black and white paper for children to use to create a picture. They can cut or rip the paper and use glue to assemble the art. The teacher will use vocabulary words such as straight and wavy to describe the lines that they make.
Science- Students will be able to use the light table to look at x-rays and an assortment of translucent objects.
Math- Students will be able to match shape manipulative with their shadow.
Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, light.
Writing-Letters with Holes: The children are going to use a hole punch to create letters on pieces of paper. The teacher will allow children to place the papers over the light table and explore the letters and light.
Sensory-Foil: the teacher will line the bottom of the sensory table with tin foil and Add water as well as glass beads, containers, scoops, etc. The teacher will invite children to explore, sort and enjoy.
Some of the books we will read this week are:
· All About Light by Lisa Trumbauer
· Moonbear's Shadow by Frank Asch
Thursday March 22, 2018 School will be closed for the active shooter training
March 24, 2018- April 8, 2018 is our Easter Recess
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