Friday, August 20, 2010

Week 2 pre-K wrap-up

If you're following along, this is our second weekly wrap up that highlights all of our pre-K activities for the week. You can see which books/links we used in my list on the right of this blog (under Followers).

This week was all about the letter Bb! We printed out crafts and activities from DLTK's Alphabuddies section  and while Coral still needs help with using the scissors, she was able to color and glue independently.  We used the Letter Bb template, Bobby B, the circle bear craft, the handprint bee craft (I really loved this one), and the letter Bb book (one per day).

Coral's activities from letter Bb week

her handprint bee

We also learned about colors and some shapes using a workpage per day in the Mead Preschool Workbook. She chose to complete many extra pages ahead of what I had originally planned, and we did a color and sort activity from the book as well. I think that more than anything these types of books get them familiar with following directions and enjoying the feel of a "real" school book, and improve their hand-eye coordination. I'm not hugely concerned if she works in this a lot or not - mostly it keeps her busy!

working through her workbook pages

I selected a weekly theme of "family" and gleaned ideas from the PreKinders website, shooting for one activity per day. She acted out a story about animal families, made a paper plate mask self portrait, decorated cookies to give as gifts to family members, practiced with clay and made a clay family, and we looked at and watched old photos and videos of family members, which was a lot of fun! The whole family got in on this last one. 

painting her self-portrait mask
"I want that one!" Decorated cookies to share.

making a clay family

We read together a new book each day. We chose Pretend You're a Cat by Jean Marzollo , Kipper by Mick Inkpen, Sir Arthur to the Rescue by Marc Brown, The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy by Jane Thayer, and Pooh, the Giving Bear by Cassandra Case.

acting out scenes from Pretend You're a Cat

She also joined in our Friday art activity and painted flowers in a cutout paper vase - this child LOVES to paint!
painting her vase sideways so she could reach the top of the paper!

1 comment:

Trish said...

Looks like y'all had a lot of fun! And Coral is a great little painter!