This week was one of those neat times when I can look back and start seeing results of our school time. Ava has been super into her letters and is really interested in putting her letters together to make words. And, since we are moving right along in the alphabet, we are able to play more alphabet games. She is more willing to try and (most of the time) is really excited about her "school work". This week we worked on the letter J. In the math department we have been working on patterning, sequencing, one to one corresponding, and really trying to master numeral recognition.
J is for Jack and Jill
Story and Song: Jack and Jill
|To review our letters (and look ahead to the coming letters) our monster friend visited for a game . The lower case letters were spread out face up on the floor. The capital letters were in a pile face down. Ava had to pick a capital letter, find its lower case letter and feed the pair to the monster. I got this cool game idea from Little Family Fun http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/05/alphabet-monster-game.html.|
|Our Jack and Jill art activity was a simple coloring sheet of the nursery rhyme. But, before coloring, Ava had to find and highlight all the letter Js in the rhyme.|
|Ava made the letter J mini book from http://www.first-school.ws/theme/alphabetp2.htm#d|
|Ava was excited that Daddy had the day off and could do some school work with her! Here she is working on her counting wheel.|
J is for Jungle!
Books: Eyewitness Books- The Jungle and The Loudest Roar By: Thomas Taylor
|Our mornings had to include some J is for jumping jacks!|
|Itsy Bitsy Learners (http://itsybitsylearners.com/preschool-themes/jungle/) had great jungle themed printables. Here Ava is working on matching upper and lower case letters.|
|Also, from Itsy Bitsy Learners, Ava had to count the jungle animals and place the correct number on each card.|
|Our sensory activity this week was rice with jungle animals.|
|For our jungle art project, Ava had to trace the letter J using our dot paints. She then colored, cut, and glued animals that would be found in the jungle.|
J is for Jelly Beans!
Books: Jelly Beans for Sale By: Bruce McMillan and
The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure By: Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans
Songs: 5 Little Jellybeans (counting rhyme)
|The jelly bean project was a hit for the obvious reason that jelly beans are yummy! But, they each got a few before the project to eat and surprising didn't eat any during the project! Dominic practiced gluing jelly beans.|
|Ava filled in the outline of the capital and lowercase J with her jelly beans.|