Thursday, February 2, 2012

Groundhog Day, 2012

This week, the letter we worked with is the letter "P".These first pictures show the calendar with the groundhog coming out of his burrow. Yes, finally a preschool day that falls on groundhog day and we were able to do all of the fun activities about Phil the Groundhog. Wealso read the books that talk about the shadow, hibernating, the coming of Spring and Phantastic Phil (the groundhog) and the statues they have in Punxsutawney, Pa that show all the fun ways that Phil performs as dentist, librarian, fireman and bellhop, just to name a few. If you are interested go to the Phantastic Phil website and it will tell you all about them. So the end of yet another week at Preschool!
These first two pictures are of Devin

Oakley--February is here!!, see the groundhog on his right
These next three pictures show the boys pointing to the letters along with its picture, that show the alphabet. We sing the alphabet song as they point to the letters so they can actually recognize the letter associated with the ones they sing. This is Rockwell
This is Devin
this is Oakley
Each paper that they work, they are required to put their names at the top right hand corner of the paper. They have come a long way on this one. They are even writing their names forward, instead of backwards.
They had to match up one of the circles on the bottom of the page that matched the open circle on the page. They did very well at this!
They each had a Phil the groundhog mask and were able to come out of the burrow to see the shadow for prognosticating the next six weeks of winter.
Oakley and Rockwell both got to choose a prize and they chose centipedes and in the next two pictures they pretended that they were eating them. Uch!! Boys!

On Tuesday, we worked on the letter P with the Penguin theme. We matched cards with pictures of penguins (lower case) with snowflakes (upper case) We also played this penguin game where they choose a card and then have to feed the penguin the number of fish that appear on the card. The first one to get rid of their fish is the winner and Tara won this game. It is always fun to have a challenge

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