Saturday, October 25, 2008

All About Me - Smell and Taste

All About Me!
*Tuesday, Nov.4/Wednesday, Nov. 5 – My Sense of Smell and Taste – Phonics
Greeting Time (9:00 – 9:15)
Morning Circle (AM 9:15-9:30)
1. Song Can.
2. New letters
3 Calendar
4 We will read “You Can’t Taste a Pickle with your Ear” and talk about different tastes. I will have dill pickles, lemons, salty chips, and cookies for the children to taste and smell. We will take a tour of the house and yard, smelling all the different smells. We’ll talk about different tastes and smells and decide which ones we like best.

Learning Centers (AM 9:30-10:15)
*Creative Art: We will make pictures out of food!
*Messy Table: The messy table will be filled with autumn leaves so the children can smell some of the wonderful smells of fall and use their sense of touch to explore the properties of leaves
*Cut and Color Table: We will be making ‘real flowers.’ The children will draw a flower and then cut it out, then they can pick from a number of different scented cotton balls and we will rub the cotton ball on the flower. The flowers will smell great!
*Dramatic Play: Restauraunt
Snack (small groups come at different times to eat during Self-Selected Activities. Unless we are making our snack, then we will eat it during small group.)
*Snack: We will be using all of our senses as we make and watch our popcorn pop!
Outside Play (AM 10:20-10:30..PM 1:50-2:00)
Closing Circle (AM 10:30-11:00..PM 2:00-2:30)
1. Story. We will read “Taste: the five senses”
2. Songs/Puppets/Fingerplays
3. I will have lots of containers with different smells in them (peppermint, garlic, strawberry, lemon, vanilla, etc) and the children will guess the smells
4. Phonics

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