Today we drew pictures of our family and then made a book out of them. Each page says _________ has _______ people in ______ family. After drawing their pictures I filled in the blanks with them. It might say Debbie has 4 people in her family. These little projects are great for the kids. The contain something a teacher might call predictable text. After the first 2 pages or so a child can read the next page by remembering what was said and looking at his friends names and the numbers. If they can’t ” read” the number they can count how many people were drawn on the page. Activities like this encourage reading and build confidence in children.
Another fun activity we did today was a shape match game that Kat’s grandma made for us. Thanks!
I was so proud of Kimber today. You know how I wrote ” mom ” and ” family ” on the board yesterday for two songs we were doing ? Today, he did it !
Here is a video of the mom song we sing.
You know we sing a LOT here. I fear we are creating little DIVA’s.
And last of all. These are poor Katelyn’s feet. Remember , we go outside unless there is a weather advisory or there is falling precipitation. When they go out the explore they get wet and muddy. Every day your child should dress to get dirty ( our work is hard ! ) but especially on rainy days or days after a rain, dress assuming they will get pitifully messy. As you look out the window and see puddles say to yourself ” I need to put junk clothes on my precious one today because those CRAZY preschool teachers will have them outside tromping in the mud. ” Then no one is disappointed in muddle little children that are return home in the afternoon.