G – Gopher & Rodents

Weekly Newsletter-Gophers & Rodents
Dec 4 – 8, 2017

Here are some examples of what your child may be participating in this week.

Monday – G – Gopher

Parent as Teacher: As you’re decorating for the holidays, sort ornaments with your child. How many ways of sorting them can you come up with? Children can have their own sense of what defines a group…go with it!

Books – If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
Action – Gopher Tunnel Play
Science – G is for Gooey
Art – Grass on “G”
Music – Rudolph

Tuesday – Science: Rodents

Parent as Teacher: Bring something that starts with the letter “G” to share this week or something that is a “rodent”.

Books – Guinea Pig Party
Phonics – “G says g,g,g,g,g, gopher…. I dig for I’m no loafer”
Art – Gopher Teeth
Sensory – Dig like Gophers
Music – We wish you a merry Christmas

Wednesday – Hickory Dickory Dock

Parent as Teacher: Repeat Hickory Dickory Dock when you’re driving along and at bedtime.

Books – Hickory Dickory Dock
Rhyme – Hickory Dickory Dock with rhythm sticks
Art – Make a mouse
Math – Clocks/Time
Music – Jingle Bells

Thursday – Red and White (Rojo Y Blanco)

Parent as Teacher: Have your child wear or bring in something red and/or white from home to share.

Books – Red, seeing red all around us
Phonics – “G says g,g,g,g,g, gopher…. I dig for I’m no loafer”
Art – Finger paint with red and white
Game – Hide the Candy Cane
Music – The Freeze Dance

Friday – Number 5 (Cinco)

Parent as Teacher: As you go about your day, count 5 things, touching each one as you count, when possible.

Books – Splat the Cat Says Thank You
Action – Morris Mouse and his Christmas Trees
Art – Hand painting
Fine Motor Skills – Tactile G
Music – Must be Santa