Monday, January 4, 2010

Week 8: Rhyming

Last week's Calendar lesson went well. Lily was so excited about having her own January calendar in her room, that she decided to cross of most of the days in the month, even though they haven't happened yet....she told me it was ok though.

She is still having trouble knowing what is a month, what is a day and what is a year. If I ask her what month it is, she tells me it is Monday... Hopefully the recurring calendar talk will help this.

This week, I wanted to do a little work on some sort of language arts, so I decided on Rhyming. My plan is to find a few books from the library to focus on, and then do crafts and activities around those books. I actually found a few good pre-planned lesson plans online for some books, so I will definitely use those.



Sheep In a Jeep by Nancy Shaw - Lesson Plan Link

10 Apples Up On Top by Theo LeSieg ( Dr. Seuss) - Lesson Plan Link

Do You Know What I Am? Chad Geran- Source

Funny Rhyming Books: Compiled from This List (these are the ones I could get from the library)

Tub Toys by Terry Miller Shannon

The Seven Silly Eaters by Marla Frazee

Scranimals by Prelutsky, Jack.

An octopus followed me Home by Yaccarino, Dan.

Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash by Weeks, Sarah.

Mrs. Biddlebox by Smith, Linda

Sixteen cows by Wheeler, Lisa

Crafts and Activities:

Animal Guessing Game...You give them hints and clues about an animal you are thinking of and then tell them a word that rhymes with the animal. See if they can guess it! Example:
“I’m thinking of an animal who sleeps through the long winter. This animal is very large, and sometimes it likes to eat honey. Its name rhymes with the word ‘hair.’

(Excerpt and Idea from Bright Hub)

Reading Plan- I want to start reading books that deal with the topic of the week in a different way then her naptime and bedtime books. Here is how it will go:

1) Have Lily look at the Cover and tell me what she thinks the book will be about, have her tell me words and letters she can recognize

2) Go through each page and look at the pictures together. Have her tell the story in her own words

3) Go back and read the book from the beginning.

4) Find out what she liked best about the book and what she learned about.


Find a sheep outline, and curl black strips of construction paper. Have Lily glue the "wool" to the sheep. We will sing the nursery rhyme while we work.

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

File Folder Rhyming Game- Found here at Enchanted Learning

I also like the idea of rhyming BINGO....but we'll see how much time we have.

Here's another Nursery Rhyme Book Idea if you are daring!

Songs: Here's a Great List of Nursery Rhyme Lyrics

It's Raining, It's Pouring
It's raining, it's pouring;
The old man is snoring.
He went to bed and he Bumped his head
And he couldn't get up in the morning.

It's snowing, it's blowing
The old man is growing

He ate so much one day for lunch
Every part of him was showing.

It warm out and sunny
The old man loves honey
He tried to seize
A batch from the bee's
And they didn't find it funny.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Teddy bear, teddy bear - turn around,

Teddy bear, teddy bear - touch the ground

Teddy bear, teddy bear - shake your hips,

Teddy bear, teddy bear - blow a kiss

Teddy bear, teddy bear - jump up high,
Teddy bear, teddy bear - see me smile
Teddy bear, teddy bear - give a hug,
Teddy bear, teddy bear - lots of love

Oh la, la, la, la, la love my teddy bear


Hard Boiled Humpty Dumpty Eggs-
I'll get out food coloring and Let Lily paint his face on the eggs shell...she can then drop the egg on her plate and take it apart!


Lissaloo said...

Great Ideas! I am definitely going to use some of these with my preschooler :)

For Their Future said...

Thank you sooo Much for sharing this with me! I am following now and look forward to reading over your blogs for ideas! I could really use the rhyming stuff right now! We are doing first grade at home with the oldest right now! Fun!
God bless!

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