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Friday, September 19, 2008

The Preschool Corner: Letter C

Schooltime was a little hectic this week for Zachary. We had our routine thrown off a little bit by a trip to the doctor's office - so not as much time to focus on preschool as much that day - and then crammed more into another. We talked about the letter "C" this week and that involved crickets. The girls found themselves a cricket, named it "Chirpy" and everyone was having fun playing with him.

Until Kaleb stomped on him.

I seriously laughed out loud - the looks on the other three's faces was just priceless. I'm not a mean mommy - it was just so funny.

ABC Book: Clock

The alphabet book page for the letter "C" was a Clock (sorry, I know the scan didn't turn out that great!). We used a rectangle base and Zachary colored it to look like a clock (not one in oru house - he didn't feel like using brown). He cut out a clock face that I printed off and we added some hands with a brad so that the hands can move around. There is also a little pendulum hanging (just a circle taped onto half a pipe cleaner).

Art Activity: Color Mixing

We used paint to mix primary colors (red, yellow and blue) to see what colors we could make when we mixed them.

Fun Activities

We played Candyland together - what can I say?

We are also using some little workbooks by Kumon called "Let's Cut Paper" to work on Zachary's cutting skills (there is a link on the Amazon widget below).


Counting Coins: What child isn't fascinated with money - and counting pennies can take up a lot of time. We counted, and recounted. Made groups of five, etc... Found pennies in pockets days later...

Calendar: We've been working on patterns using our wall calendar, getting the days of the week down pat and also the months of the year. Zachary is thinking he is such big stuff too! Learning by singing is a huge help in our house and the Sounds Like Fun cd from Discovery Toys has some great songs on it for learning your days of the week and months of the year (among other things).

Cotton Ball Counting: Glue correct number of cotton balls onto a sheet of paper next to the number that is written down.

Letter Sheet/Collage

Click on the thumbnail picture to download the pdf file


Colossians 3:20 - "Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is pleasing to the Lord."

We've been using the book My ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt. It has a quick little devotional and a few questions at the end of the story along with review from previous weeks.


This week we used our Handwriting Without Tears worksheet to practice our letter "C" (the link will take you to the Scribd site where I uploaded the one I made).

Rhymes and Songs

C is for cookie, and that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, and that's good enough for me,
C is for cookie, and that's good enough for me.
Cookie, cookie, cookie.
Cookie starts with C!


Clickety Clack by Robert Spence
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

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