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Room 1 News

Mrs. Gray’s Class
Oral Language
Theme for week: Shapes and colors
Monday: No School
Tuesday: Naming shapes, learning shapes in Spanish
Wednesday: Describing shape and color of objects
Thursday: counting syllables of shape words; General
knowledge- How many sides? How many corners?
Friday: Critical thinking; Circles are good for…
Squares are good for…

September 6-9
Phonological Awareness &
Handwriting without Tears
Listening for Rhyming pairs
Guess the shape rhyming game
Review of Tap Tap Tap, Wood Pieces Everywhere
(position words), and MAT MAN
Tracing shapes, Color/Trace/Connect worksheet
Introduction of Crayon song (teaching tripod grasp)
Introduction to Get Set for School books,
completion of pages 4-10

Books We Read (and related activities)
The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds (Review of shapes in English and Spanish)
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban (identifying shapes in everyday objects)
Book Cooks selection Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (sequencing skills, making Teddy Bear Toast)
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney (discussion on being a good friend, review of rules)
So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban (identifying shapes in everyday objects)
A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni (review of colors and color words)
Bear in a Square by Stella Blackstone (review of colors)
The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak (just for FUN!)
I am a Can-Do Kid! (intro to character traits)

Art/Creative Activities
Kandinsky-inspired Circle Art: creating stacks
from large to small, comparing sizes (big, bigger,
biggest); discussing color, texture and contrasting
Making and Decorating “Nature Lookers”
(binoculars): these will be used for several weeks
during our review of shapes and introduction to our
Nature Exploration activities daily from 2-2:30 pm
Shape Printing in Playdoh
Shape Necklaces: cutting shapes, scissor skills
Color and Shape provocation: creating shapes and
designs using colored glass beads and craft sticks

STEM Activities
Science Technology Engineering Math

“Hokey Pokey” with Shapes; Shape Walk (looking for
shapes inside and outdoors); Tactile shapes (drawing
shapes in shaving cream); Playing with pattern blocks;
making shapes with twigs

Spanish Activities
Professor Parrot video series: review of Como se
llamas? and Me llamo ______
Body parts in Spanish (using Mat Man and My Hand on
My Head song by Dr. Jean)
Shapes in Spanish

Upcoming Events
Friday, September 16: Dad’s Day 1-2:30 PM; Early Dismissal at 2:30 PM
Monday, September 19: No School- Teacher In-Service (Kids Club by reservation)