Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Letter "B", Bumble Bee, bugs, beetles, butterflies

Another great preschool day  and opportunity to have the kids play with insects again.
When we are doing some type of craft, we try to do that first so that we have enough time to help each other.  I try to help the older ones first so they can learn how to teach others.
L likes the butterflys
 J likes the beetles

Then I held up the letters that we have been working on so far.  When they answered correctedly,
 I let them push down this little guy, and when the pressure lets loose, the alien pops up. They love it!!
They love making shapes on the geoboards
 They overlap the bands until it is almost impossible to get them untangled
 H shows us his triangles and rectangles
We washed our hands and had our snacks and talked about other "b" words.  Well, they said, bubbles starts with "B".  Well, why not go outside and blow bubbles.  So, I took a cottage cheese container, added a little soap and gave them a straw to see what they would do.  They loved it!!  I poured some soap into a plastic cup and they made  "ice cream cones"
 Here's S with his ice cream cone
We also talked about the word "bake" and decided that we would bake some cookies.  What kind, I say, and of course they wanted chocolate chip cookies.  So  each was given dough to put onto the cookie sheet, and we got the oven up to its temperature and in went the cookies.  We put on the buzzer and went outside to make lots and lots of bubbles!  The smell of baked cookies got the best of us, and of the 24 cookies on the baking sheet, there were not more than a few left over.  Each, of course, had to take a cookie home for their Mommy.
When we came back into the preschool room, Miss Jo read this book to them.
 This little caterpiller was really hungry
 J fed him strawberries, some fed him blue berries
 Some one fed him oranges   They had a good time feeding the caterpiller.  And then, what happened to it??  Well, he spun a cocoon, and one day came out as a beautiful butterfly. 
We had just enough time to play number bingo before the parents came
 And what would we use for markers??  Why flies and beetles
 L used the beetles
 H used some of each
 We had the number board in the center of the table so each could match the called number to their own cards.  Every one was a winner, today
S had filled his little card and so he got to choose a "prize today.  On Thursday the others will probably have their cards filled too.  They get a sticker when they do assigned projects, share, help each other, keep their areas clean  and various other things.  
Another fun day at preschool at GranJan's house!!

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