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Monday, April 30, 2018

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.

Here is a full sized teachers book.



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 
Here are 3 mini books to choose from.

Do this 4 page mini mother story.

Finger Puppets for the Babies to Mothers Story
Cut out the puppets and finger holes
Microstrip Story
Cut out the 4 strips
Fold back and forth and then staple together for a book
Color Version

Black and White Version

6 Qute Ducklings microstrip story

Cut out finger puppets and finger holes
Microstrip book
Cut out the 2 strips
Fold back and forth and then staple together for a book

black and white version

color version
Here is the full sized story to 6 Qute Ducklings



Book Activity

Take Home Project

Copy, cut out 2 parts and then attack with a brad fastener

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

"5 Little Monkeys"

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

SnackMarshmallow treats and milk

Field Trip

Farm to see the baby animals

Summary: Letter M for musicmannersmeanmatchingmothers, 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.

MusicHave 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 and 7. S is for a circle sun. 

Spring Math Page

Lessons at a glance