Still Having Fun in 5 Day Pre-K!
On Monday, we started our Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum. We will not be going in alphabetical order because the curriculum is designed to teach the letters by stroke. First are the vertical and horizontal letters. L was our letter this week. The children were all very excited for Show & Tell. Our song this week was Lazy Lefty Lion.
The Reading Street curriculum is a hit too! We read Dig! by Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha. In this story, "Mr. Rally and his faithful dog, Lightning, have a busy day ahead of them, but they don't mind. What could be more fun than using a big yellow backhoe to build a pool at the school and a drain for the rain? Follow Mr. Rally through his day as he travels around town, counting from one to five in an irresistible refrain."
Our song to go along with our book was We're Working Together. Our vocabulary words were backhoe, dig, playground, jobs, bridge and pool. We talked about how people work together to build things. I saw a lot of this happening during Center Time at our Block Area.
The other books we read this week were Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn, Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney and Tiny and the Big Dig by Sherri Duskey Rinker.
Our Centers this week:
Writing Table: Chalkboards, L Booklets & L Worksheets
Discovery Table: Kaleidoscopes & prisms
Math Table: Count and link activity
Art Easel: Painting a lion with forks & dot markers and apple worksheets
Free Art...white paper and markers
Art Table: Pete The Cat...decorating and adding buttons
Ladybug craft (punching holes, threading pipe cleaners, painting plate, adding eyes and spots)
Looking ahead, our Letter of the Week will be F. Show & Tell will be on Wednesday.
I hope you all have a great weekend!