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Friday, May 20, 2011

Knights and Castle Preschool Unit ~ Preschool Corner

Kaleb’s pick for the past two weeks has been knights and castles. We pulled out all of our knights, castles and go-along books and got ready to have some fun together! Every morning he curls up in our bean bag chair and waits for me to start reading to him.

His workboxes were all set up and ready to go, which made it MUCH easier on both of us. He loves being able to pull out his boxes one at a time and work through them all. :) Here’s a look at how his workboxes were set up this week using the parts from our Knight Preschool Pack:

Knight Workbox strip

The last few weeks we’ve been using many of the sheets from the packs by sliding them into a page protector and using a dry erase pen or a vis-à-vis pen to do the work. Then on the last day, I pull them out and he uses a pencil to do the actual work on the page. Since I won’t be passing down the packs to another kiddo, I can then save the pages that he’s finished in a folder with his story summary and name strip on the front.

Language/Reading

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  • We read the story In the Castle by Anna Milbourne every day {other books too, but this was our core book}
  • Vocabulary words including knight, castle, moat, drawbridge, sword, armor, etc….
  • Tell what happened in the story and favorite part of the story
  • Beginning sounds cards {both find the beginning letter and write/trace the beginning letter}
  • Rhyming words
  • Identifying words in a story

Math/Critical Thinking

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  • 1:1 counting with knights in front of the castle
  • Patterning ~ we used two different knights and a shield to create simple {and more complex} patterns
  • Puzzles
  • What is Different? sheet

Fine Motor/Writing

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  • letter tracing sheets: letters K and C
  • Knight to the Castle line tracing sheets
  • Color by Number sheet

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Games & Toys

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  • The Knight puppets from the pack paired up nicely with our Tabletop Theatre!
  • Knight Game from our pack
  • lots of castle play time!

Things We Used

Additional Knight {and Princess} Resources

~ Princess Preschool Pack from 1+1+1=1

~ Knight & Princess Sensory Bin from Cindy @ Totally Tots

~ P is for Princess from Confessions of a Homeschooler

~ Knights theme at Totally Tots

~ Crown Grid Game from Mama Jenn

~ Princess and Frog game from Mama Jenn

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