Saturday, September 29, 2012

Letter A Ants Sept 25-27 2012

Thursday when the kids first got to school, a different game was placed before them.  Brigham got the pegs and a pattern for him to complete.  He was able to get this done quickly.

Brooklyn was given the matching cards, and she was able to get them matched up very quick, too
The bears were strung by Cooper and it was done with accuracy, with no help
Sammy had a number puzzle and was able to put the numbers from 1 to 5 together quickly
This activity was to match the color of jacket to the color on the gingerbread man. 
The color word is written on the belly of the gingerbread man.  This game also has a number on the foot of the gingerbread man and the same number of buttons on the jacket, so it can be used for two games.
This game is matching the opposites, such as light and dark, day and night, back and front.  Ivy had no trouble matching them

It is important that they learn to stay on the lines and Ivy does it very nicelyl
This is the bathroom the boys use and I just had to show the parents how well they get the task done before we have our snacks.
The girls have a smaller area to get their hands washed, but they still get the job done.
Each of the children have a caricature of themselves that are on the wall to the play room.  It is always fun to listen to them pointing out who is who and giving it a pat to show it is theirs. 

The end of another week!! We even took a walk outside to see that we have two varieties of ants that live on our property.  Those nasty little red ones that sting, and the big black ones.
  More fun things learned and more activities to help them grow!! Several were rewarded for their behavior this week, and I am pleased with their growth in several areas.  I hope parents can see their changes.  Yes, it was a good week at this PreK

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Letter A activities

 The first activity this morning was to take a deck of cards and find all of the cards of a particular suit.  Each child was able to do this.  I did not have them put them in order today but will at another time, as well as play some games that will use addition and  subtraction.  It is good for a child to be able to quickly think value of numbers whether they are higher or lower.  This will be a good way to learn that.
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 Next I gave each child a upper case letter card and they were to place the magnetic letter or letter circle on their cards.  Cooper was the first to fill his card for the circle letters and Ivy was the first to fill her card.

We went into the kitchen and each child was given a paint apron to use whien they painted todayAdd caption
We have been collecting bottle caps and today were able to use a variety of the caps to decorate.  They started out with great designs and once they looked at some of the others, they turned from this. . . . .


 and this.
My friend, Judy Chaney, sent these cute cups and plates for the PreKinders  They really liked them

New cards were put up on the wall for them to fill.  I would almost be sure that a couple more of the kids will have theirs filled on Thursday. 
In the event you are wondering what a child must do to get a sticker?  We made a partial list at the beginning of school and a sticker can either be put on or taken away according to their behavior.  This a short list:
finishing a project, helping others, raising hands to get attention, cleaning their area and putting their tools away, no running, being quiet, and ,well, you get the idea.  They are learning and things are going quite well in prek.  So another day is over, and I think that we did well.  We even went outside to look at the ants, Our A letter subject for the day.   Thanks kids for another good day.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

18-20 Sept, 2012 Letter "G"

These first two pictures are two of the six numbers cards  The first one is to teach the spelling of the number one and they used plastic magnetic letters to accomplish this.  The second pictures two more kinds.  The blue one was used to place the  correct number of an item on the dots on the card  The third set of cards just had the child place that amount of items on the card.
The above is the story of the Three Little Billy Gruff.  I read the story to them, they had puppets of the each goat and the troll and they enacted the story a couple of times.  One time one of the children actually pointed to the pictures as the others told the story.  It was fun to see them act out the story.
 Ivy had the snacks this week and the kids enjoyed the popcorn and apples. 

The dragon chased the kids all around the playroom and had them screaming.  They used their shields and swords to kill the mean dragon
 These templates of the letter "G" were sprinkled with gold and green glitter.  Messy but a fun way to teach the shapes of both letters.
Brigham gives his creation a thumbs up
 Avery was a little coy about hers
 Brook poses as she shows her picture
 Then they took their curves and straight lines and made this letter "G"
 Here is Brook with her letter

As Tuesday came to an end, we read The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle.  A great story

Thursday We had another way to make our letter.  Each was given a bingo marker and put dots around the letter.  Since we needed to finish the picture, they either used a gold crayon, or a green one.  They had a great time doing this activity.

Brook settled down and found she really could stay inside the lines to collor
 Brigham showed that when he colored slow and in little lines, that he, too could be proud of his project
Avery had to wait til her spots dried before she could continue.
Cooper applied a little too much pressure and his really got wet, when he picked it up, the color dripped a little and he hadto wait for his to dry too

 Sammy found that his color went through the paper, so we had a little mess to clean up, but his circles were really nice and round
 We ended the day with a numbers bingo game
They got to use skittles as their game pieces, and a few disappeared between calls.
 Winner of the game was Ivy, and she was very proud
 We had show and tell and Brook brought her pink cowgirl hat
 Brig proudly showed his new case for his cell phone

 Avery showed her bag and told how hers was different than Coopers because it has only one strap that went over her shoulder.
 They enjoyed the show and tell and then got their little carpet pieces to settle down for reading time.

Another day at PreK.  All in all it was fun, hopefully a learning experience.  A good ending to another week was shared by all!