Theme for the month:
My Five Senses!
Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
• There are five senses. They are smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing.
• We use our senses to understand our bodies, learn what they need, and keep us safe.
• We use our senses to learn about the people, places, objects, and environment around us.
• We experience and interact with the world differently when our senses, such as vision or hearing, are impaired.
Lessons and activities for the week:
Blocks- Children are encouraged to use tree shaped blocks. Students will be able to explore how the blocks feel and look compared to the other blocks in the block area.
Pretend Play- The Dramatic Play center will be transformed into an apple orchard. Students will be able to explore apples with their senses.
Art- Play-doh will be added to the art center as children discuss how the play-doh feels, looks, and smells.
Science- A "Feely Box" will be added to the science center. Students are invited to put their hands in the holes of the box and identify the object using only their sense of touch.
Math- Students will be able to sort animal manipulatives by color, size, type, and texture.
Library- Students are invited to look at our classroom books and discuss what they see with their peers.
Writing- Students are invited to use black and white crayons/pencils and write on black/white paper. Before writing or drawing students are encouraged to predict what happens when you use black on black. What about white? Why?
Students will be able to write letters in shaving cream and discuss how it feels.
Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.
Some of the books we will read this week are:
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle
Seeing by Rebecca Rissman
Reminders / Notices:
- Parents are invited to school on Tuesday, October 9th for our Spanish Heritage Performance at 9:30 a.m.! Please dress your child in yellow if possible.
- School is CLOSED on Wednesday, October 17th.
If you have any questions about the UPK for All program that the teacher or school is unable to answer please feel free to contact:
The Archdioceses Help Line at 888-227-8175 from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
or by Email at catholicschool.upk.arch.ny.org.