Saturday, January 16, 2010

Preschool Letter S & Letter M

This is our first week linking up with Preschool Creations and we are very excited. Up until now Mustang has been in Tot School, but she 'graduated.' Charger is still in Tot School, and we have a one room school house here, so you may see some repitition in the two posts. I didnt get a chance to post our learning for Mustang from last week so I though I would combine last week with this week.

Last week our letter was S and our theme was Snow.

I drew a capitol and lower case S and Mustang first placed snowman, snowflake, and star stickers in groups of six. Then she colored her S's. She doesnt always like to stay in the lines when she colors and I was so excited that she did this time.

She made an S collage by searching magazines for S words and then cutting them out and pasting them to the paper. She did all the cutting and pasting herself, and needed only a little help with the pictures. I was pleased!

We read Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton-One of my favorites!

Mustang transfered snowballs from one egg holder to another. I gave her a take and toss spoon to use and it was really too small. Check out the concentration-tongue and all!

We drew on our new Aquadoodle that Grandma got us for Christmas-thank you Grandma! It was covered very quickly, but both kids really loved it.

Santa found this awesome make your own calendar at the Dollar Tree. We put together January.

We played with snow in the sink, which you can read about here.

We made snowflakes, ate snowmen, and practiced our S's in our ABC book.

This week our letter was M and our theme was Monkeys, though we didnt do all that much monkey stuff.

For family game night we played Tumbling Monkeys that Mustang got from Aunt Becky for Christmas-Thank you!

On Tuesday we did our Montessori Trays.

Mustang practiced patterns with pipecleaner beading

She practiced lacing with this shoe I found at the dollar store a couple years ago

and then she practiced beginning sounds for letter M and S. I got this idea from Itty Bitty Love.

Wednesday we read 'The Mitten' by Jan Brett

We played a mitten toss game that I found on Totally Tots

I gave Mustang pairs of mittens that she had to clip together with clothes pins, another idea from Totally Tots.

Mustang painted with our new Dot Paints. I found the worksheet on Making Learning Fun.

Then we made our mouse craft which you can read about here.

On Thursday we read 'Five Little Monkeys' by Eileen Christelow

I used the retelling graphics from the 1+1+1=1 Five Little Monkeys Tot Pack on our flannel graph as we read the story. Mustang really liked putting the pieces up.

Then she practiced her spelling and word recognition with her new Melissa and Doug See and Spell

She also did her seat work and practiced her M's with our ABC book (shown earlier).

Friday was our fun day

We read Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton. Mustang really liked this story and I'm glad because it's one of my favorites!

She made a mitten which you can read about here.

And then we had a Masquerade complete with costumes, masks, music from our Veggie Tales DVD and musical instruments from our new Melissa and Doug Music box-thank you Aunt Aimee & Uncle Tay!

Over all, it was a great two weeks. I hope you enjoyed reading it. For more awesome preschool ideas check out the Preschool Corner from Homeschool Creations.


Amber said...

What fun activities. We are working on snow for our nature studies - I may see if our library has the Katy book. It looks super cute!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I love all your letter activities! Wow, you put so much effort into this and pack the lessons full of such great stuff! I love the little calendar too - I don't think our Dollar Tree has them. We love the book The Mitten - I'll have to keep your mitten activities in mind! Thanks for sharing!

Jolanthe said...

Welcome to Preschool Corner! :) I'm laughing, since I've been sketching out all the alphabet crafts for Totally Tots and that's pretty much what I came up with for the letter M! :)

Looking forward to having you as a part of Preschool Corner in the future too!

sbswtp said...

What a great week!!! I love all the mitten activities :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

Visiting from Preschool Corner. Wow - you had so much accomplished in these 2 weeks. I like the pictures - it looks like Mustang really enjoys her preschool time. We also enjoy some of the same things - for example, pipecleaners, but my daughter doesn't like to draw or color, so we are going light on printables at this point.