- chart paper
Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.1a: Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group (e.g., taking turns in talking, listening to peers, waiting to speak until another person is finished talking, asking questions and waiting for an answer, gaining the floor in appropriate ways).
Head Start Outcomes:
Social Emotional Development/Self-Regulation: Follows simple rules, routines, and directions.
Language Development/Receptive Language: Attends to language during conversations, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Language 1: Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group (taking turns in talking; listening to peers; waiting until someone is finished; asking questions and waiting for an answer; gaining the floor in appropriate ways).
English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 12: Listen to, recite, sing, and dramatize a variety of age-appropriate literature.
Recite Together: “Down the Ramp”
STEM Key Concepts: Recognize that an object placed on an inclined plane will roll, slide, or stay put; Describe the way objects move when they are placed on ramps
ELA Focus Skills: Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary
Educator Prep: Before the activity, write the chant on a large sheet of chart paper and place in view of all children.
Introduce children to the following chant about ramps. Recite it once for children using hand motions.
- Encourage children to join you in reciting it and acting it out as you sing it a second time.
Down the Ramp
Here’s a ball, (make a ball with thumb and index finger)
Here’s a block, (make a block with two forefingers and two thumbs)
And here’s a ramp, I see. (swoop hand from high up, angling down to ground)
The ball will roll, (make a motion by rolling fists)
And the block will slide, (make a motion by sliding flat palm through air)
Right down the ramp, you’ll see! (swoop hand from high up, angling down to ground)