Communication Theme

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  1. momto3boys

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    Our theme this month is communication. Does anybody have any great ideas that I can use?
     
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  3. Pre-K Teacher 1

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    The ideas listed below are taken from Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom 4th Edition

    Communication Theme
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    Theme Goals
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    Visual/Nonverbal/Verbal/written communication
    Communication equipment
    Ways of communicating alarm

    Concepts
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    Talking is a form of communication.
    Listening is a way to communicate.
    Our hands and face can communicate.
    Body movements, dancing, and pantomiming are nonverbal communication.
    Telephone, letters, greeting cards are ways of communicating.
    Flashing lights, car horns, fire alarms, and sirens communicate alarm.
    Books are a form of communication.
    (I didn't list them all!)

    Arts and Crafts
    *Easel -cut easel paper into the shape of a book, record, radio, or other piece of communication equipment
    *Make traffic lights
    *Let children make their own stationery

    Dramatic Play
    *Post Office
    *Telephone Booth
    *Television
    *Radio Station
    *Puppet Show

    Math
    *Phone numbers

    Science
    *Telephones
    *Sound shakers
    *Feely Box-tape cassette, pen, pnecil, block letter, envelope, etc.
    *Vibrations
    *Dismantle old telelphones

    Books
    *Communication by Aliki
    *Hello! Good-bye by Aliki
    *Puff-Flash-Bang: a book about signals by Gibbons
    *A Good Day for Listening by King
    *Listen Buddy by Lester
    *Mice Squeak, We Speak by Shapiro
    *Listening Walk by Showers

    I hope that helps. I just copied a few things from the book.
     
  4. Mrs. B.

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    A couple of years ago a co-teacher and I made a classroom newspaper. We cut out titles from differrent sections of the local paper and xerox them, then we had the kids "write" a story for the title, like sports, movie reviews, and we even had an "Ask The Caterpillar" section! (Like Dear Abby-our class was called the caterpillars.) They drew pictures and were really proud of it! We even used the front section of the paper as our monthly newsletter, gave birthdays and upcoming events etc. Hope you like the idea!
     
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    Some of these I had from my book but not all of them. We talked on phones today. They loved that.
     
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    I love the idea of the classroom newspaper. I will have to do that.
     
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    Record their voices on cassette

    We did this and they loved it. I did a simple interview and the kids loved listening to themselves!
     
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    They are tryin gto find a tape recorder for me at work. They say they have one but don't know where it is. I wanted to have them record themselves and then listen to it.
     
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    THANK YOU VERY MUCH """""
    IT'S VERY USEFULL
    THANKS A LOT
     
  10. splcp4

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    We do several things including having the communication week right before Valentine's day. The kids each do a valentine, address the envelope to someone in their house, then we either take them to the post office to mail or sometimes the mail carrier will come to the preschool room and pick them up out of our "mailbox". They see them go out then they get to see them come to their house! We also make telephones out of the plastic cups and strings. About a 4 ft. string seems to work best. Hold the string tight between the cups and they can talk to each other - they love it. We have a collection of old telephones that they can play with during the week, including an old rotary phone THAT's really a novelty these days. (note: to avoid any questions about the batteries, we always remove batteries from any old phones including cordless and cell phones, better safe than sorry)
     
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    We have a number of old cell phones that the children play with in dramatic play. They LOVE them! The girls take one or two and put them in the purses they play with in that area as well. Too cute.

    It hadn't occured to me yet to do so, but thanks for the voice recorder idea. I'm adding that into my lesson plan.
     

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