Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Family Stamps with Mother Goose Time

We did our first lesson with Strong B using Mother Goose Time (MGT) as his only curriculum. He feels very important because of this, of course. After watching his sister use this curriculum exclusively last year, he is ready to step up to the plate.

"Family Stamps" was an adorable lesson that was a fantastic introduction to the theme of the month, which is Family. He took stamps which are family members, drew a house, used the stamps in the house, and described what he stamped and where he stamped, using positional vocabulary words (under, beside, above, etc). *The poodle stamp is not included in the MGT stamp set. I added that :)

I love the "assess" reminder at the bottom of the lesson. Assessment is a huge part of lesson planning. It really should drive instruction. So, if they don't understand those words, then I can bring it up again tomorrow. 

MGT suggests putting the finished product in their portfolio, which they brought back this year due to popular demand. 

This activity brought about lots of talk about families and how different families can look. Most importantly, we talked about no matter what members a family has, a family is built on love. 

We then went on to trace the letter A from the circle time display and then draw an A on the whiteboard. 

I love this four year-old boy. He is so excited for the year ahead of us. 

*I  receive Mother Goose Time curriculum in exchange for my honest sharing of experiences, resulting from our personal use. All opinions/thoughts are my own and are in no way influenced by others.

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