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Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Preschool Corner: Letter P

There are a plethora of activities to do with the letter P and unfortunately just not enough days in the week to do them all!

ABC Book: Penguin

Before you run in terror, screaming "What is that THING?"... rest assured, it is a penguin. It's just an odd little penguin, who's creator was a little lazy and decided that a blob of construction paper glued onto his head would be much better than cutting it out and making an actual beak...or something. More of a 'hat and earmuffs' kind of day apparently.

Art Activity: Painting Pigs

Pink pigs. And mud. That was the request, so two colors were given to paint with and the little man went to work painting.

Fun Activity: Playdough

Not much work was done in the sculpting department - but this was what he proudly showed me after working very hard for about 10 minutes with his lump of playdough. I wasn't quite sure what to think until he let me know that it was a pattern on the playdough. And for that I have to give the boy credit. :)

Math & Money: Pennies, Pickle Counting, Patterns, and Pizza Fractions

Math was apparently on my brain this week. Because we did a lot of activities relating to math. First we counted out 100 pennies. Zachary made lines of 10 pennies and then stacked them into piles. When he had stacked 100 pennies, we counted by 10's together.

I pulled out some of my old folder games this week too and we had one counting the dots on pickles, so we practiced 1:1 counting and number identification.

I can't remember what in the world these little manipulatives are called (anyone, anyone??) but Zachary sat for quite awhile playing with them and created his own pattern for me: blue, yellow, yellow until he ran out of the stacking rings.

I made some 'mini' pizzas using small paper plates and cut them up into different fraction sizes (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6 and 1/8). Zachary had fun putting the little pizza puzzles together and we talked about fractions and how many pieces made up each puzzle.

Letter Sheet/Collage

Click on thumbnail to download worksheet

Stories and Books

Piggies by Audrey Wood
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
The Popcorn Book by Tomie dePaola
The Pokey Little Puppy by Janette Lowrey

Verse: Psalm 147:1

"Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God."

About the Preschool Corner:

The Preschool Corner is a place for us to share the ideas we are using during our "preschool time" with our kids. You can join in the fun and record what you are doing in your house. Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below (if you have questions feel free to ask). Be sure to link back to this blog post so that your readers can find some other great ideas too!

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