Monday, December 14, 2009

Preschool - What We Were Up To: Week 13

Happy Holidays
December 7-11, 2009

Letter of the Week: Ii
Number of the Month: 4
Shape of the Month: Rectangle
Color of the Month: Green
Nursery Rhyme: Little Jack Horner

· At the sensory/art table, we have green play-doh, the nature box, and a salt tray.
· At the paint easel, we have green paint, water color paint, and green DOT paint.
· On the practical life shelf, we have opening/closing, putting ornaments on the tree, tonging with marbles, bead work, sorting with holiday pom poms, transferring with green and red pom poms, and dressing vests.
· On the art shelf, we have a Christmas tree coloring sheet, make a wreath, christmas stamping, and then our free art supplies (paper, cardstock, construction paper, scissors, crayons, markers, pencils, tape, glue, stapler, and paper punch.)
· On the sensorial shelf, we have color tablets 1 and 2 and 3, the brown stair, block tower, and knobbed cylinder A and B and C and D and the red rods.
· On the geometry shelf, we have the circle, triangle, square, and rectangle puzzle. There is also a geoboard, shape sorter, and geometric solids, pattern blocks, and a shape game.
· On the letter shelf, we have sandpaper letters (lower case and upper case) alphabet cards, and leap frog letters. I’ve also added the Red Language materials (learning 3 letter words that start with r, a, m, f, b, i, t and g.) We are working hard on the letters i and g.
· On the language shelf, we have a reindeer letter game, classified cards on rooms in your house, calendar matching, and winter letter words. I also have the Bob books – Set A (easy reader books) on the shelf.
· On the writing shelf, we are working on the rectangle shape with the metal insets. We also have dry erase writing, letter stamping, letter tracing for i, magnadoodle, and moveable alphabet. The older children are working on spelling words with the movable alphabet. We also have i coloring sheets and i tracing sheets
· On the science shelf, there is reptile puzzle – turtle, plant puzzle – leaf, and land and water cards.
· On the geography shelf, there are the continent globe, the continent puzzle, and the sand and water globe and the continent map puzzle.
· On the math shelf, we have sandpaper numbers, number puzzle, number rods, bead matching, spindles, and seasonal counting activities.
· We are reading Mousekin’s Christmas Eve, The 12 Days of Christmas (we are comparing a few different versions), and Bialosky’s Christmas.

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