G: Gopher

Sunshine House Weekly Newsletter: Gophers & Rodents
December 4-8, 2023

Here are samples of activities your child may be participating in this week.

Monday – G – Gopher

Parent as Teacher: Take an afternoon walk to the park and see if you can find any gopher holes in the grass.

Books – Squirrels Leap Squirrels Sleep
Action – Gopher Tunnel Play
Art – Grass on “G”
Science – G is for Gooey
Music – The Gerbil

Tuesday – Science: Rodents

Parent as Teacher: As you’re decorating for the holidays, sort ornaments with your child. How many ways of sorting them can you come up with? Children can have their own sense of what defines a group…go with it!

Books – If you Take a Mouse to the Movies
Phonics – “G says g,g,g,g,g, gopher…. I dig for I’m no loafer”
Art – Gopher Teeth
Sensory – Dig like Gophers
Music – Copy Cat

Wednesday – Hickory Dickory Dock

Parent as Teacher: Repeat Hickory Dickory Dock when you’re driving to school and at bedtime.

Books – Hickory Dickory Dock
Rhyme – Hickory Dickory Dock with rhythm sticks
Art – Make a mouse
Math – Clocks/Time
Music – Bean Bag Boogie

Thursday – Red and White (Rojo Y Blanco)

Parent as Teacher: Have your child wear red and/or white clothes to school today,

Books – Red, seeing red all around us
Phonics – “G says g,g,g,g,g, gopher…. I dig for I’m no loafer”
Art – Finger paint with red and white
Sequencing – Red/White Patterns
Music – Red

Friday – Number 5 (Cinco), Family Breakfast & PJ Day

Parent as Teacher: As you go about your day, count 5 things, touching each one as you count, when possible. Wear your PJ’s to school and join us for family breakfast!

Books – 5 Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice
Action – Scarves with Music
Art – Hand painting
Math – Musical Number Chairs
Music – 5 Friends

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