Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's All About Me!

I haven't forgotten you! I'm just trying to get back into the preschool blogging groove. :)

Tuesday. September 9

Today we welcomed everyone by coloring and reviewing the letter Aa.

After Calendar time we played the number 1 game. Everyone stood up and did an action (clap, jump, turn, etc.) one time, while we counted to one.

We reviewed our rules.

**Listen and Follow Directions**

**Keep Your Hands to Yourself**

We shared what we brought in our "All About Me" bags. I wish we could have read all the books everyone brought. We'll have to have a special day set aside for reading our favorite books!

We read Now I'm Big by Margaret Miller and talked about all the things we can do now, that we couldn't do when we were little.

We did a tracer page to practice writing wiggly lines and our names. You can find some great age appropriate tracing pages here.

After snack and circle time (we review our fundamentals during circle time), we decorated our Preschool Boxes. The preschool boxes are a fun place to keep all the many things your kids bring home that you'll want to keep!

Thursday. September 11

As we welcomed everyone today we played file folder games and put together puzzles.

After Calendar Time we Danced Around our circle. We also crawled, walked, and jumped around the circle. Every time the music stopped we would FREEZE!

The Circle Song
tune of The More We Stick Together

Have you ever seen a circle, a circle, a circle?
Have you ever seen a circle that rolls round and round?
It rolls this way and that way, and that way and this way.
Have you ever seen a circle that rolls round and round?

We read Now I'm Big again and measured ourselves with string.

We also talked about our unique thumb prints and made a thumbprint for each child to look at and examine with a magnifying glass.

During Circle time we played Is It Red? We had a red bucket with lots of red things inside. The kids were able to look inside and talk about all the red items.

We also introduced Gg. We showed the children what /g/ /g/ Garlic looked like, then they colored another page for their coloring book.

The Letter Gg
to the tune of Frere Jacques

The letter O. The letter O. (make ASL sign for letter, showing one hand then the other)
Has a sound. Has a sound. (bring 1 hand to ear and then the other hand to the other ear)
What sound do you make? What sound do you make? (palms facing up, shrug shoulders)
/o/ /o/ /o/! /o/ /o/ /o/! (Make ASL sign for letter, move hand forward and backward for each sound)

We love being able to teach your adorable children!!





Our Friend Jacob

We love Cory and Hailee too, we just don't have their pictures right now!


Kates said...

I love getting on here to see what you have been up to. I can't always get Mary-Katie to tell me what happened on each day. You guys are awesome. She loooooves preschool!

Laura and Jimmy said...

:) I'm so happy you like it! It's good to know this is a useful blog. And we love Mary-Kate too!