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Invite children to recreate a bear habitat using blocks. Talk about where bears live and the sounds they might hear.
Read aloud Bears Snores On by Karma Wilson to children. Focus on the sounds in the story, and talk about the sounds animals make.
Invite children to make the letter “Nn” with blocks. Draw outlines of each letter for children to refer to as they work.
Invite children to make the letter “Q” with blocks. Draw outlines of each letter for children to refer to as they work.
Show children the illustration of the raccoon and her babies in Night in the Country. Encourage children to draw a night scene using colored pencils.
Have children use different materials to make sounds and then count the number of different sounds.
Show children how to divvy up or divide food as a character in their read-aloud.
Show magazine pictures of animals to children. Ask them to name the animals, then sort the sounds each make on a two-column chart titled “Loud/Soft.”
Create a number chart with children by using the illustrations and text from City Lullaby. Include the numbers, the noise makers, and the descriptive sound words.
Have children draw a picture that shows the object that makes their favorite sound. Have them complete sentence frames to identify the sound.
Reread the poem “Night Music,” and together then compose a new group poem based on city sounds.
Have children collectively make a number book of sounds modeled on the book City Lullaby. Keep the book in the Writing Center for children to view.
Review the “Sounds We Hear” chart with children. Encourage children to share what they have learned about sound. Record any new ideas on the chart.
Construct a rebus chart with children of sounds they heard on their listening walk.
Ask children to recall a sound they heard during the day and have them draw a picture of the source of the sound.
Have children explore making loud and quiet sounds with their hands, feet, and mouths.
Have children explore making different sounds with their voices. Encourage them to use content vocabulary to describe the sounds.
Play a recoding of rhythmic instrumental music with a strong beat. Tap the rhythm and have children follow you.
Have children predict which objects make the loudest sounds. Facilitate children’s explorations.
Have children make shakers with different materials. Then have them listening to the shaker sounds and guess what object is inside making the sound.