Sunday, May 20, 2012

Third Week in May 2012

Hello Everyone!
This week was a very busy week.

This week we were introduced to the letter Yy.

Letter Yy Book

 This is the cover and we colored the Yy's and the yo-yo.

 On the left we completed our three piece puzzle of the letter Yy and we did a pre-writing activity.  On the right we found the one that was different and circled letter Yy's. 

 On the left we listened to clues to find the right Yy picture and then followed the directions to color the pictures.  We also traced Yy's.  On the right we used Confessions of a Homeschooler's Letter Hunt page.

 On the left we colored the picture that began with the letter in the box and we traced/printed letter Y.  On the right we circled the letter each picture began with and traced/printed letter y.

 On the left we said the picture name, circled the letter and printed the letter and traced/printed letter Yy's.  On the right we printed the letter that each picture began with.

 On the left we colored the pictures that began with the /y/ sound yellow and pictures that did not start with the /y/ sound we colored green.  We also printed the letter that each picture began with.  On the right we put /p/ pictures in one column and /y/ pictures in the other and then we printed the letter the picture began with.  We also traced/printed letter Yy's.

Letter Yy Tot Book

 We used dot markers to make the letter Yy for our cover from Confessions of a Homeschooler.

On the right we put together balls of yarn by matching colors from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  On the left we colored a yo-yo from 1+1+1=1

 On the left we matched balls of yarn by color to make a shape from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  On the right we listened to clues and found the picture and colored the picture by following directions from 1+1+1=1.

 On the left we found the Yy's in a yo-yo.  On the right we colored yo-yo's by color.  Both of these came from 1+1+1=1.

Above we matched pictures to a grayscale picture from 1+1+1=1.

The Three Little Pigs was heard, watched and many activities were added.

We talked aout pigs and learned as much as we could about the animal.  We then guessed what story we were going to hear that was about pigs.

We watched the following U-tube video of The Three Pigs.

We talked about the story and then made each of the houses.  We made these out of cut off milk cartons covered with white paper.  The straw house was made with yellow crinkle cut paper, the stick house was made with popsicle sticks, and the brick house was made with cut up red paper for the bricks.

We then made a story set out of these houses.  I cut slits in the rooftops so the children could play by themselves so that they could stick the pigs in the house of their choice.  It's fun to listen to how they retell or make up their own stories.

We then talked about how the pigs tricked the wolf and he never came back.  We did a dictate and illustrate paper in which they told how they would trick the wolf.

We painted plates pink and made pigs.

And we made wolf puppets from here.

The Little Red Hen was also heard, watched and activities were added.

This is the U-tube movie we watched.

We also heard a story board version that the pocket chart was used.

We talked about the things that were the same and different about the two stories.
We sang a song and did a fingerplay to go along with the story.
We sequenced the story using an activity sheet.

We played a game called Back to Back.  We started back to back and then moved to different positions... like hip to hip, hands to hands, ear to ear, etc...  If Little Red Hen was called everyone had to find a new partner.

 We are head to head here.

We learned the rhyme... Ring Around the Rosie.

We had fun using a music cd to do Ring Around the Rosie.  We do it a little different... we circle around our preschool table vs. holding hands and then fall when we are supposed to.  The children love this!!!

We talked about what posies are and made a pocket full of posies.  We sewed two half paper plates together and then taped posies on straws inside our pocket.
 We all found our own methods to accomplish the sewing... as sewing is a tricky business.

Our pockets complete.

And that sums up our week.

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