I LOVE the feelings theme in preschool. It's such an important topic and there are so many fantastic resources!
Preschool A homework today includes 3 mini pre-reader books. Simply cut them into fourths and staple them together. Read them to your child while you demonstrate the skills that good readers do (look, point, say sounds, listen). Read it over and over and your child will soon "read" it back to you. Acting like a reader is the first step to reading success. So, yes, even though they are memorizing the pages it is important to encourage it and go through the process with them!
This afternoon we had quite a delightful preschool B. We had fun reading and hunting for letters in our encyclopedias. We talked about how people have feelings, but houses and chairs don't. That's why we started with reading about people. We also had the opportunity to read books to our sock monkeys and work in small reading groups together.
Kira Willey's "Colors" video. It was fun to watch the lyrics on the screen and see the kids point out the word "the". We also painted with two colors indicating our emotions and then wrote and drew about it. I was impressed that nearly everyone was holding their pencil correctly. We had such a fun day! I apologize about the slightly stained hands. I promise I bought the washable paint, It certainly doesn't seem that washable though!