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Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Preschool Corner: Letter E



ABC Book: Elephant Puzzle


This week I divided a picture of an elephant into nine pieces as a simple puzzle for Zachary to color. He cut it following the lines and then pasted it together on a larger sheet of construction paper for his Alphabet Book. If you click on the picture it will take you to the document where you can print off the puzzle for yourself.

Alphabet Activities: Popsicle stick E's

We used 4 popsicle sticks to make the letter E together. Simple and quick! And since I'm posting this after I've already posted my "K" post, I can promise you the results were MUCH better!!

Art Activity: Eyedropper Art


For this activity you will need the following items: food coloring, several small containers, coffee filters, and eyedroppers.
  1. Fill the containers with water and put a few drops of food coloring into each container, making each container a different color.
  2. Flatten out your coffee filter as best you can.
  3. Have your child use the eyedropper to pick up a few drops of water and make a design on the coffee filter. The colors will spread some, and too much water can make a hole in the filter, so go easy! :)
  4. See if you can guess what colors will be made when the colors spread and run into other colors!
  5. Let the filters dry completely on either a cookie sheet or newspaper (the food coloring will stain if you aren't careful!).
Fun Activity: Playdough

We had fun rolling out playdough and making our uppercase and lowercase "E's" this way. Snakes are always fun!

Letter Sheet/Collage



Click on the thumbnail graphic to download the Letter Ee sheet.

Math: Estimating and Weighing



We used our scales this week (a HUGE hit) to estimate and weigh things. We started out with our counting bears and then used other things around the house to see how they weighed in comparison to the bears.

Verse: Proverbs 20:11

Even a child is known by his deeds. This week we talked about how people know what kind of a person we are by how we act. We're using the book My ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt as a devotional during the week.

Writing

Zachary has the basics of the uppercase E down...just a few problems in where those lines get put. Sometimes all up high. Sometimes all down low. But it's an E! We're using Peterson's Handwriting this year (you can see my reviews in the sidebar for more info on this program).



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