Sunday, November 05, 2006

G week: plans

Here are the plans for G week:

word cards: green, goodnight, goose, gorilla, garden
By Shel Silverstein

The Gooloo bird
She has no feet,
She cannot walk
Upon the street.
She cannot build
Herself a nest,
She cannot land
And take a rest.
Through rain and snow
And thunderous skies,
She weeps forever
As she flies,
And lays her eggs
High over town,
And prays that they
Fall safely down.

Monday (social studies): gardens. It's quite possible that Connor doesn't know what a garden is because I don't have one and I don't think I've ever taught him about gardens. He has referred to our yard as a garden before and he's heard of the Botanical Gardens. We'll talk about what a garden is, read a story, and play the Grandpa's Garden file folder game I have. (For some cute and fun file folder games, not including Grandpa's Garden, to print and put together click here.)

Tuesday (math): greater than/less than. Just the concept, not the signs. The signs still confuse me and I have to think about Pacman to figure out which sign is which.

Wednesday (scriptures/gospel): The Golden Rule. I have basically taught this concept to Connor, but I think it will be good to have a formal-ish lesson on the principle of treating others the way we would like to be treated.

Thursday (movement/activity): Geese at the pond. Since we are starting potty training on Tuesday, Thursday will be the day we see if we can leave the house. We'll just drive down, walk around the pond, and drive back home. I hope we can make it!

Friday (art project): Green (of course!) Crazy Crayons. We'll use different shades of green (and possibly other colors) to make these fun crayons.

Other G words that might come up or spark ideas for activities: grocery store, goodnight stories, good luck.

Note: This week is all about the hard sound of the letter G, as in good. Of course, it's fine to point out that words like giraffe start with G too and to explain that the G makes two sounds, /g/ and /j/, but the focus of this week is the /g/ sound.

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