Vol. 4 December 7 2015

This Week in Class

Theme: Trains

Book: Freight Train

By: Donald Crews

In our Book of the Week, a freight train makes its way along the track. The cars of the long train have many different colors, and it goes slow and fast. As the train moves, it goes through a tunnel and across a bridge. We bid farewell to the train as it goes out of sight. Goodbye, train!


Objects, Places, Activities: Train, tunnel, bridge

Social: Goodbye

Modifiers: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, fast, slow, through, on

Songs: The “Go" song, "Train on the Track" song, and "Wheels on the Bus"

Small Group: In Small Group this week, the children will play with the train. The main focus of this activity is to practice "sharing." The children will build a long train, build the track, and take turns driving the train fast or slow around the track.

Early Birds at Home

This week's theme is all about trains. We will read a fun book about a colorful freight train on a trip around town. The children will have lots of opportunities to share our train sets with friends at centers, Small Group and Special Activity.

Many children love cars, trucks, and all things that "go". We hope that this week's train theme will be a motivating way to facilitate positive social interaction between the children, teacher and fellow classmates.

You can use the book and vocabulary from this week's theme to facilitate play with your child at home, too. You can play with you own pretend trains, building the tracks and taking turns making the trains go fast or slow around the track. You may also carry over the same vocabulary to the child's cars, trucks, and other toys that "go".


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