Updated: Jul 18
Changes to Environment
Chalk Boards Chalk School Bus Lunch Box Camera School Supply Catalog Books about school Ruler Plastic Apple School Stamps Children Stamps Multi-cultural Dolls Multi-cultural Paint, Paper, Crayons, Markers Discovery Bottles Finger paint Magnetic ABC's Foam ABC's School file folder game School puzzle School house toy Red playdough Name tags Composition notepad Sticky notes Pencils Story paper School stickers Water Table: small plastic school buses, plastic apples, magnetic ABC's, cups, bowls, cookie cutters, cars, measuring cups, droppers etc Sensory Table: shredded paper, scissors, crayons, tweezers, foam ABC's, rulers, magnetic letters, ice trays, crinkle grass, magnifying glasses, etc
Teaching Concepts for Indoor Experiences
1. Have classroom rules on poster board and let children glue the pictures with appropriate rule. 2. Draw a picture of your school. 3. My School book (Make a book with pictures of children, teachers, other staff, rooms, playground, etc) 4. Build your school with playdough 5. Pretend play about school 6. Make a school collage with magazine clippings of things you would see at school 7. Stamp school and bus on paper, then stamp children on same paper
8. Self Portrait
9. School count Sorter
10. Exploring fingertips
This fingerprint exploration is an easy way to get students interested in STEAM! Have students use a stamp pad to create their colorful fingerprints, then use a magnifying glass to look at them. It also can be paired with color identification and counting!
Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experiences
1. Build your school with blocks 2. Obstacle course 3. Balance books (see how many you can carry without dropping them) 4. Follow the teacher 5. Driving the bus (pretend to drive the school bus to pick up the kids and take them to school)
6. Nature color hunt
7. Nature Scavenger Hunt
8. Line Walking
9. Body Bridges
Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL
1. A Hippopotamus A Hip, A Hip, A hippopotamus Got up, Got up, got up upon the bus And all the people on the bus said, “Oh, you’re squishing me.” A cow, a cow, got up upon the bus A cow, a cow, got up upon the bus And all the people on the bus said, “Moooooove over.” A snake, a snake, got up upon the bus A snake, a snake, got up upon the bus And all the people on the bus said, “Sssssssssit down.” A sheep, a sheep, got up upon the bus A sheep, a sheep, got up upon the bus And all the people on the bus said, “Baaaack up.” 2. Mary had a Little Lamb 3. Zip-a-dee-do-dah (First Day of School) Zip-a-dee-do-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay I’m excited because it’s my first day! I’m gonna learn and I’m gonna play! Zip-a-dee-do-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay! It is time for us to go now We’re going to ride the school bus Our new teacher is waiting for us! Zip-a-dee-do-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay Wonderful feeling, on my first day! 4. Musical Instrument March 5. Hello Song Hola! is Hello in Spanish and it is pronounced “O-la” Ni hao is Hello in Chinese and it is pronounced “nee how” Hello is Hello in English and it is pronounced “Hel-lo” Konnichiwa is Hello in Japanese! and it is pronounced “ko-nee-chee-WAH”) (repeat) 6. Tap A Rhythm 7. Look Who Came to School Today (tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb) Look who came to school today School today, school today Look who came to school today, _____(child’s name) did.
Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays
1. The Wheels on the Bus 2. Knock-Knock Knock, knock, knock (knock on floor) Peek in (cover baby’s arms over eyes and quickly uncover them) Poen the latch (cross baby’s arms over chest and then extend out to side) And walk right in (walk fingers up baby’s tummy) How do you do Mr. Chinny, chin, chin? (tickle baby under chin) 3. Manners Cover your mouth when you cough (cover mouth pretend to cough) Cover your mouth when you sneeze (cover mouth and pretend to sneeze) If you cough or if you sneeze Cover your nought if you please! 4. Back to School Fingerplay Two little houses all closed up tight (make fists) Open up the window and let in the light (open fist) Ten little finger people tall and straight (ten fingers) Ready for school at half past eight (walk with fingers) 5. Where is Thumbkin? 6. Welcome Welcome Everyone Welcome, welcome everyone, Now you’re here lets have some fun. First we’ll clap our hands just so, Then we’ll bend and touch our toes. Welcome, welcome everyone, Now you’re here lets have some fun.