Monday, November 17, 2008

More Fall Fun

Tuesday. November 11, 2008

We started off our day by putting together a simple fall puzzle.

After calendar time we read Fall Colors by Rita Walsh. We acted out parts of the story. We pretended we were leaves falling and the wind blowing. We pretended to rake the leaves and jump in them, then we scooped them all up and put them in a bag! The kids had so much fun, I wish I had taken pictures!!

Then we talked about what animals might do when the season turns cold. We made pictures of squirrels finding acorns to store for winter.

After snack we reviewed our fundamentals and introduced Yy.

The Letter Yy
to the tune of Frere Jacques
The letter Y. The letter Y. (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)
/y/ /y/ /y/! /y/ /y/ /y/! (Make ASL sign for letter, move hand forward and backward for each sound)
And colored another page for our alphabet books.

Thursday. November 13, 2008
Today we sang some of our fall songs again and re-read Fall Colors. We hid paper acorns and pretended to be squirrels trying to find food for winter.

We talked about Thanksgiving and why we celebrate then colored a Thanksgiving picture. The picture had modern mistakes that we found and circled.
We reviewed Yy and looked at some pictures the begin with Yy and played "Is it Brown?" Everyone chose something from my brown paper bag and told us if it was brown or another color.
We also reviewed 4 and counted 4 stickers.
Then we went to the park to play!

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