A Ticket to Ride #2

  • chairs
  • ride labels
  • “Ticket Booth” sign
  • tickets

  • measure
  • ride
  • roller coaster
  • ticket

MA Standards:

Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.3.c: Recognize one’s own name and familiar common signs and labels (e.g., STOP).
Language/L.PK.MA.4: Ask and answer questions about the meanings of new words and phrases introduced through books, activities, and play.

Head Start Outcomes:

Logic and Reasoning/Symbolic Representation: Engages in pretend play and acts out roles.
Approaches to Learning/Cooperation: Plans, initiates, and completes learning activities with peers.
Approaches to Learning/Cooperation: Joins in cooperative play with others and invites others to play.
Social Emotional Development/Self-Concept and Self-Efficacy: Demonstrates age-appropriate independence in decision making regarding activities and materials.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Language 4: Engage in play experiences that involve naming and sorting common words into various classifications using general and specific language.

A Ticket to Ride #2

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Skill Focus: Environmental Print, Imaginative Play, Story Comprehension, Vocabulary

Create an amusement park in the Pretend and Play area.

  • Set up a ticket booth, a height measurement sign for a roller coaster ride, a set of chairs for children to sit in to pretend they are in a roller coaster, and other props.
  • Label the props and include environmental print such as “Are You Tall Enough?” on the height measurement sign, a “Ticket Booth” sign, and labels for the rides.

Encourage children to use vocabulary they have learned in the unit, such as zoom, zip, fast, and slow, to describe their experiences on the roller coaster and other rides at the “amusement park.”

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