Transportation (List of Children's Literature ("Richard…
List of Children's Literature
"Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go" - Richard Scarry
"The Little Engine That Could" - Watty Piper
"Things That Go" - Stephen Lomp
"Scuffy the Tugboat" - Gertrude Crampton
"What Floats in a Moat?" - Lynne Berry
"Mighty, Mighty Construction Site" - Sherri Duskey Rinker
"Bridges! Amazing Structures to Design, Build, and Test" - Carol A. Johmann
"Maisy Goes on a Plane" - Lucy Cousins
"We All Go Traveling By" - Sheena Robers
Description of Classroom
Delano District, Wichita
Sort transportation based on size and/or weight
Sort vehicles based on air/land/sea
compare number of wheels on vehicles
Match transportation to "garage"
Make a map
Read environmental print in the city
Retell a story by acting it out
Retell a story by drawing pictures
We all go traveling by
using the story board
Magnetic car/boat to make it move
Sink or float - test objects in water
Design and build bridges that will hold different types of transportation
build a boat that will float and hold objects
Dramatic Play Activities
paint with tire tracks
Make a train with egg carton
shape pictures of different transportation types
Design and create car using different types of materials
Transportation is the movement of humans, animals, or goods from one location to another
Transportation vehicles vary in size and shape and in the materials of which they are made.
Different types of transportation have different uses.
There are many types of transportation: feet, cars, trains, airplanes, bicycles, buses, boats, horses, and motorcycles.
Manipulative Play Activities
Build a road with play-doh
Count the people in the taxi/bus
Build some kind of vehicle with legos
Sand/Water Table Activities
Rocks with cars, stop lights, small pieces to make the lines in road, road signs, etc.
Car wash station
Block Center Activities
Build a garage for types of transportation
Build different types of vehicles
Design a city based on picture
I chose these terms, facts, and principles because I want the students to know that transportation does not always mean cars and buses.
At Franklin there are some students who walk to school instead of riding the bus or riding in a car.
There are some students who ride their bike. I also want them to see that different types of transportation have different uses, such as the fact that an airplane may not only transport people, but it also is used to ship animals or goods.
Google Expeditions for exploring the inside of cars