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A Ticket to Ride #1

Set up a “ticket stand” and a roller coaster using a table and chairs.  Have children pretend they are buying a ticket and taking a ride on the roller coaster.

A Ticket to Ride #2

Create a roller coaster ride and set up a “ticket booth” and a roller coaster car. Have children act out buying a ticket and taking a roller coaster ride.

All Aboard!

Set up a train ride in the room and have children pretend to ride the train, help them make connections to real train rides.

All Around the Neighborhood

Have children use blocks to build a neighborhood that includes different ramps.

Build a Word (up)

Encourage children to use large outlines of the letter “u” and “p” to build the word “up” with blocks.

Connecting Cube Train Races

Have children build connecting-cube trains to send down ramps, and use nonstandard measuring tools to mark how far the trains travel.

Countdown to Zero

Display the number chart that includes the number zero.  Using your fingers and objects, explain what zero represents in relation to other numbers like one and two.

Dots of "D"

Give each child a letter “D” cutout and have them decorate it with various art materials.

Draw and Write Together: A Story Map

Create a story map to tell the sequence of the story Samantha on a Roll by Linda Ashman.

Draw and Write Together: Feelings Book

Discuss feelings and have children draw a time they have specific feeling and dictate or write a caption.

Draw and Write Together: “How It Moves” Chart

Discuss children's observations while rolling or sliding objects down ramps. Create a  “Roll” and “Slide” chart with children.

Draw and Write Together: It’s a Whatchamacallit

Have children generate rhyme words as they dictate or write to complete the poem “It’s a Whatchamacallit.”

Draw and Write Together: Using Ramps

Have children dictate, write, or draw to illustrate a way in which ramps are used.

Draw and Write Together: We Did It!

Ask children to think of something they were afraid to do the first time. Have children draw a picture of them doing the task.

Draw and Write Together: “We Use Wheels” Rhyme

Invite children to dictate, write, and draw their own rhymes about wheels.   

Draw and Write Together: We Went Walking

Have children complete a sentence strip chart as they dictate or write about ramp observations to fill in the last sentence. 

Draw and Write Together: Wheel Book

Invite children to draw a picture of an activity they do that requires using something with wheels. Create a group “Wheel Book.”

Draw and Write Together: Wheel Web

Make a chart of things that move on wheels. Encourage children to draw pictures or cut out photos of one of the items.    

Draw and Write Together: Wheels Poetry

Children write a group poem about objects that have wheels. 

Explore Together (indoors): Build Ramps

Continue to explore ramp materials, build ramps, and move objects down the ramps. Children discuss and compare how objects move.

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