We continued working on the letter P in preschool on Wednesday.
We also set up a winter den with chairs and blankets.
We are working on holding our writing instruments correctly and forming our letters.
We play a game called guess my secret rule. One person makes a set of 4 objects. 3 of them have to have an attribute that is the same, and the 4th one doesn't fit the rule. The other person has to guess which one doesn't match. We're getting better at making sets that follow these guidelines. You can play this game at home with silverware or coins or other objects. (3 spoons, 1 fork - What doesn't belong? Why? ALWAYS ask why.)
Practicing with our rhythm sticks.
The preschool B schedule seems to be nearly the same every day :) I guess they like that order.
Reading about gingerbread houses, towns and people.
Reading about plants that eat bugs or are poisonous to people.
Playing sight word bingo.
Sorting crayons according to color to make gingerbread crayons.
Watching the crayons melt in the oven into gingerbread shapes. We'll get to play with them next week!
On Monday we learned the letter P and the sight word "ball".
We played a fun word sorting game that helped us identify that words have individual meanings and uses and that we put them together for specific purposes. This is a precursor to learning about syllables
We circled all the words in our sentence strips.
P the pelican pops popcorn!
In preschool B we worked on a few new sight words (red, said, me, make, funny) and the word family -ill and -all.
We played with scissors and had scissor practice on scraps of paper.
Super cute Thanksgiving turkey handprints!
Free painting time.
After painting we used turkey and leaf stickers to decorate our papers.
We started playing the turkey grid game in tot school. It's helpful to make dice that have dots representing only the numbers 1-3 for starters. Find a homemade dice tutorial here.
Roll the dice and count how many spots are on side that landed on top. Give your child that many counters. Counters can be poker chips, pennies, etc. If your child is starting to learn to count objects work with them to count out that many counters.
Then cover each turkey with one counter. When all 10 turkeys are covered you are a winner! If you play with 2 people each person has their own turkey page. You do not play against each other, but rather you play until you cover all 10, dump off the counters and start again.