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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fathers Day Fun/ Finding Insects
F is for... Feelings & Fathers
1. Use these finger puppets with the story and introduction of "F" to teach about feelings.

Let's Go fishing
2. Fish for things that begin with an "Ff".
Cut out "F" and "f" and laminate
cut out the fish and laminate
(attach a flat sticky magnet to the back of the fish and to the hook)
Fish and name the "f" pictures.

3. Teach the number five by counting with the number fan of numbers. Let a tot choose the number f-f- 5.

Cut out the to number strips. Paper punch a hole at the bottom of each number strip. Place the number strips in order and then press a fastener or brad through to bind them all in order. Fan it out. 

4.Teach the tots about fire safety.
What is the color of a fire engine? (red)
5. Draw 4 lines to make a square.

Father's Day Story




Snack: gold fish (count five)

Music: "1-2-3-4-5 Now I Caught a Fish Alive", "Five Little Speckled Frogs" 
Do this mini 4 page "f" book. (cut into 4 and staple)

Take Home Project:
Empty a water bottle. Place a plastic bug inside. Let the tot's decorate with stickers. Find some bugs.

Go on a field trip to a fire station.

Summary: "F" is for fathers, fire, feelings, flowers, frogs, faces and fishing, the number is four and five, (4 lines make a square), red is for fire trucks
concepts: feelings, finding things, forming a square and field trips

Monday, May 8, 2017

Spring into Life/Mother  and baby

M is for Mother
Introduce this letter by teaching about things that melt. (butter, marshmallows, ice, snow, etc. Let them see them melt.) You can make marshmallow treats.
1. Talk about The Mixed up Mothers story. Have them discuss what their mothers do. Make something for mother
2. Make it melt. Watch an ice cube melt or melt frozen milk. Make marshmallow treats.
3. Match the mother to babies. (It takes 2 for a match)
4. Make a mini story book 
5. Never be mean. Discuss what is mean with the tots.
6. Music starts with an M. Play musical chairs.

1-Make something for mother. There is a paper plate sunflower. 
(copy this sunflower pattern and then glue it to the back of a paper plate. Cut around the petals. Let the tots glue on the sunflower seeds in the center or paste a picture of the tot.
This works for the "S" is for springing into life with a seed lesson as well.

Check for things to make on line.

The Mixed up Mothers Story

Cut out the 4 mini pages and staple them in order.

2. Watch an ice cube melt. 
Make white marshmallow treats by melting the 4 tablespoons of butter in a glass bowl. Melt for about 30 seconds. Add marshmallows (about 2 cups) and melt the marshmallows (about 60 seconds) Stir the marshmallows. Stir in 4 cups of rice krispees. Press into a square pan and cut in squares when you are ready to serve for the snack. 


3-Match the mothers to the babies.

4- Make and read a mini story 

Do this 4 page mini mother story.

6-Music: Play musical chairs. "Here we go round the Mulberry Bush" and

"5 Little Monkeys"

Cut out monkies and bed. Cut out a small piece of flat sticky magnet to put on the back of the monkies and the bed. Use this with a magnetic board.

Snack: Marshmallow treats and milk

Summary: Letter M for music, manners, mean, matching, mothers, mini and melting.The color is white for milk and marshmallows. The number is 2 for a match and 5 little monkeys. The shape is an oval egg from which a baby might hatch. 

S is for a time to spring into life
1- practice doing the seed to sunflower sequence.

2- Talk about the season of spring when all the plant life that looks dead, springs to life.

(Name the seasons that the tot spins)
Copy and laminate. Cut out the seasons circle and the arrow. Attach the arrow with a brad fastener. Spin the arrow. 

3- Explain that it takes the sun to help things grow.
4- Plant a seed.
5- Read a Seed to Sunflower story book

6- Have a sunflower seed snack
7- Count six and seven seeds
Make a paper plate sunflower like is shown in the "M" lesson.

8- Make a mini take home seed to sunflower story.

Cut out the four 
pages and staple.

Music: Have them sing "Sing a Song of Sixpence", "One, Two buckle my shoe- five six pick up sticks".

Summary: S is for Seed to sunflower, sequencing, the sun, seasons-spring
summer, seeds, songs, snacks and sticks (count sticks). S is for the yellow sunflower. S is for 6 and 7. S is for a circle sun. 

Spring Math Page

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easter Rabbit & Turtle Lesson

Paper Mache Egg basket

R is for Rabbit

Rabbits can eat carrots and cabbage. R is for the color red. (Match the colored oval eggs), Can you remember where the match is? R is for the shape of a rectangle (Draw a rectangle with 4 lines). R is for the rabbit oval eggs. 


Cut out the colored eggs and have them remember and match the color.

Do the "Humpty Dumpty" verse with these finger puppets in an oval egg shape.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men, 
couldn't put Humpty together again.

R is for being ready. Practice ready set and go race

 R is for reading (read the book Rabbit and Turtle) 



Finger Puppets

Rabbit Math:

4 page small Empty Egg Book

Summary: R is for rabbit-race-rules, r is for red and other oval colored eggs and rectangle, r is for 4 lines to make a rectangle.
Other concepts: Discuss about being rude. Rabbit wasn't the fastest, but was the most persistent. Learn about right and left. Practice being ready by having a race.