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    Songs, Books, and Stories

    Special Activities


    I can be a friend at school.

    Friends by Rachel Isadora

    “Five Little Friends Went Out to Play”

    We will make a list of things friends can do together. We will play “Ring Around the Rosie” with our friends.


    Friends help each other and take care of each other.

    Helping by James Levin

    “Ten Little Friends”

    We will use the alphabet blocks to build a tower with a friend and we will play “Row Your Boat” with a friend.


    Friends talk kindly to each other.

    The ABCs of Thanks and Please by Diana Ohanesian

    “You Are a Friend of Mine”

    We will brainstorm kind words to use when talking with friends and then practice while having a tea party together.


    Friends do things together.

    How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? by Jane Yolen

    “If You’re Friendly and You Know it”

    Using the easels, we will be painting a picture with a friend.


    Friends work together to make projects.

    A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan

    “You Are a Friend of Mine”

    We will be creating a ‘friendship quilt’ with our handprints and string them together.

    Changes to the Environment

    We will have a tea party for dramatic play.  For art we will paint with a partner at the easel. We will use people counters in the rice table and we will build with the people blocks for construction play. For small motor play we will work on puzzles and for large motor play we will play games with the parachute.

    Special Notes

    Dawn will be gone Wednesday afternoon through Friday this week.