This year for preschool I’m doing two days of school- one day with 5 kids, another day with just my Natalie and our friend Jacob. They’re both off to Kindergarten next year, so we’re focusing on the ABC’s and 123’s with them.
A is for…Army and Apples
For math time we counted Risk LOTR army men, counting out each amount for each number. We got to 8 and then got tired of it.
We made some apples out of construction paper and paper bags (on the inside), taped around.
Then we played store and bought some apples with our pennies.
We also made applesauce ornaments- equal parts cinnamon and applesauce (small batch- 1 cup each) with a tablespoon of glue mixed in. They smelled so yummy. We’ve added them to bathrooms and drawers to make our house smell like Christmas.
Letter B…banana bread, body, blocks, beans, balloons, blockus, 10 in a bed…
I taught Letter B twice- so we’ve got double the fun.
We made Banana muffins as a preschool- those mini muffins made it so everyone could bring some home. I pre measured the dry ingredients out so they could mash and mix as we counted strokes and measured the wet ingredients.
We also talked about our bodies….we
READ- Head to Toe by Eric Carle
SANG- Hokey Pokey, Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
PLAYED- Simon says
CREATED- a crayon drawing of our bodies on newsprint paper.
I pulled the blocks out to play as kids arrived- but Natalie and Sophia played with them for over an hour after their dance class that night.
Pre-K Letter B
We counted blocks (1 inch square construction paper) and marble beads to our number charts.
We played “10 in a Bed” with 8 stuffed animals (they were the last two). They had fun throwing the animals off the couch and scooting over.
We played charades with B words- I copied clipart (and a sweet pic of my baby boy) and printed out with simple words- then they picked and tried to act it out. It was a good exercise in keeping a secret. We had a lot of fun hopping around and figuring out how to show that word.
We also glued Beans on our letter B.
And bounced balloons around and said B words each time we bounced it.
Last but not least, played Blockus (prek way, filling in and making shapes).
Hooray for letters A and B!