Thursday, May 7, 2009

Welcome May!

May 6th

Welcome back to preschool! I feel like we took a long vacation.... well, not so much a vacation for me, but I missed the kids and it was fun to have them back! :)

We started off the day playing with blocks.

The LBQ was "Do you like dinosaurs? Why or why not?" Most of the kids like dinosaurs and especially the Tyrannosaurus!

After calendar we introduced our "fun"damentals for May.

10: We played follow the leader. One child got to wear the 10 necklace and name an action that we all did 10 times.


A semi-circle goes around, (hold hand up above head like a circle)

But only half the way. (drop hands down to form a straight line around chest level)

It is like a circle (use hand to form a circle)

With a missing half. (shrug shoulders)

So it cannot roll away! (shake head "no")

Pattern-ABC: I did an action in an ABC pattern and had everyone follow, when they caught on I switched it a little until they caught on again. (clap, knee, shoulder, clap, knee, shoulder, etc.... clap, knee, head, clap knee, head, etc...)

Colors-We reviewed all of the colors we have talked about this year by finding different colors around the room.

Next we finished our butterfly books. We've been reading them over and over, make sure they read them to you!

After snack, we read Meet the Dinosaurs by DK Publishing. We introduced our new theme and talked about if dinosaurs are real and what extinct means.

Then we reviewed our letters and introduced Dd. We sang our song and colored a page for our alphabet books.

The Letter Dd
to the tune of Frere Jacques
The letter D. The letter D. (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)
/d/ /d/ /d/! /d/ /d/ /d/! (Make ASL sign for letter, move hand forward and backward for each sound)

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