Thursday, December 12, 2013

Elvin Elephant, elf, leg, bells, music

Tis the season for the little ones to want to be home with their mothers and this morning we had two of them finding it hard to leave their mothers.  BUT, we prevailed, and they settled down  to music, games and fun learning.  We have been using the push pins to make an angel print  and It is very hard for them, so we are slowly completing them. getting lots of practice with the pins.
 These three bells each has a different sound.  The first is like a cow bell with a low sound, the one on the right is high and the one in the middle is  a sound in between.  Object, we needed a distinct difference to make the high low sounds.
 We repeated the names and sounds of the letters already studied.  C O G A D S L I T F E
 We listened to the book The Enormous elephant show and words beginning with the e e e elephant sound
 We counted the snowmen and then figured out together which two were alike and how the other three were different

 When I talk about the number 5 and have them write it I tell them this number has a hat, a neck, and a big belly.  so, if they say that, you will know what they mean, right?

 Amazing as it seems, this little girl counted the items in each block and circled all the correct numbers.  A three year old, at that!!
 H is very proud of that same feat!!
 everyone made a stab at it

 At snacks they wanted me to take pictures of their funny faces
some not so funny
 Then we worked another sheet with words having a short vowel sound
 leg, flag, sled, eggs, elf and cat  matching pictures to words.
 another cutting exercise

 Some how someone always loses a piece that cannot be found.  Where, I wonder, do those pieces go??
 A new puzzle for us and we all worked together to get it finished.  Each child was given his or her own pieces to figure out where they were to go  Pretty good job!!
 Each loved ringing the bells and I pulled a few more off the shelf.  We marched to the music, ringing our bells until the music stopped and the would "freeze."  A fun time

 Now, here is our elf who was hiding in the tree this morning.  The kids helped put the little snowmen ornaments on the tree and worked all around him until "H" found him.  We hid him several times after that and "H" found him each time.  Very observant, right??
 More snowmen  the branches were loaded in one place, empty in another, but they liked doing it.
We have been listening to Christmas music, which everyone loves.  They love ringing bells, using the flutes and other instruments.  Next week we will be using other music for activities.  It is easy to tell that the spirit of Christmas is here!!  Another fun day in Prek

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