Ms. Rose’s CLASS NEWS J Weeks of: January 4 th- January 15 th THEME: Passport to the World Activities: AM: Week 1- Create a road/map with transportation stickers, die-cut school, trees, etc. Week 2- Make a sailboat with straw and shape cut-outs PM: Week 1- Color or design Henna Hands Create a Peacock (National Bird of India) Week 2- Chinese dragon made with links Create Fireworks by stamping with toilet paper rolls IMPORTANT DATES: *No School-Friday, January 15 th- Teacher Work Day *No School, Monday, January 18 th- Martin Luther King Jr. Day SONGS (provide opportunity to imitate movements): OHIO Bingo Hello Everybody The Wheels on the Bus- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzrjwOQpAl0 Row, Row, Row Your Boat- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7otAJa3jui8 Bean Bag Boogie Tap Your Sticks Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwggEKBxpio Chinese Dance for Kids- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3PDOgG7fUE Letter Sounds LETTERS OF THE WEEK: “J” and “D” *The students will pretend to fly airplanes (wear a pilot hat, use airplane toy, game controllers) while viewing an airplane video. *The students will also pretend to serve passengers on the airplane using play food, cups, and trays. SOME GOOD BOOKS: Same, Same, but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Red is a Dragon by Roseanne Thong My Granny Went to Market A Round–the-World Counting Book by Stella Blackstone Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora Freight Train by Donald Crews Nadia’s Hands by Karen English I am learning that… SENSORY TABLE: *Sand with cars, trucks, tractors, buses, etc. *Water with “boats” made out of juice boxes I can explain that a map shows places. I can use pictures or drawings to help tell a story. I can use words that describe where things are. I can learn about and identify where people, plants, and animals live and how they live in their environments. I can identify ways that people, plants, and animals are the same and different. I can explore how different objects and materials look, move, and feel. I can learn new words and use them when I speak.