Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Letter L activities

Today we had a visitor, one of the children I taught last year, Lillie was with us.  It is always fun to see how the kids, who have been here, have changed and what they remember.
Of course, the first thing that we do is the pledge, recite our scripture, John 3:16, the calendar, the weather, and then proceed with activities of the week.    We usually make something that we use our skills with scissors, glue, glue sticks, small and large motor skills.
This morning we made lion masks.  I am always amazed, even though I set out various pictures of what a lion is to look like, How the kids come up with colors of their own.  I don't remember a lion being red white and blue
We had a work sheet with pictures of various things that start with the letter and its sound, such as legs and arms  which has the  illll sound??
We played a game with a picture of a leopard with its many spots, and on some of the spots were numbers and letters  They laced a skittle on the letters as I called them out.  They are getting better each week with recognizing their letters I read them a book about"Where is Sam" andthey would lift a door to show Sam dressed in various costumes, such as a clown, r an alligator.  They had fun with that.
Then I told them the fable of the Lion and the mouse.  The lion captured the mouse and the mouse pleaded to be let go.  The Lion laughed, but eventually let the mouse go.  The mouse said that one day he would help the lion and it was so. The lion was caught when the hunter tossed the netting over it.  The lion could be heard all through the jungle, and the mouse came to his rescue.  It chewed the strings of the net and the lion could escape.  Moral  of the story: even the smallest of friends is worthwhile.
We did a Halloween activity where I had the children use press pins to make a ghost on black paper to put on our windows.  They are getting better at this activity, too.
Well, that was our day.   Unfortunately I can not down load pictures, AGAIN so this is my best!
Preschool is always challenging and lots of fun

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