m is for milk lid

preschool families and friends have been collecting milk lids for us.

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thank you!

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since it is m week we’ve been sorting by color. we’ve noticed that in the tens of milk lids there are, there is only one brown lid. come on, let’s drink some chocolate milk!

the next phase of this activity is arranging them into words, letter groups, abc order, etc. for some of our kids we explored spacing between letters. learning that when there is a “finger space” between letters that means they are different words. sometimes it was fun to do that on purpose. like a joke. hee hee hee.

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we noticed how many letters can become other letters simply by turning them.

kevin can become keviz and can easily become kevin again! more funny stuff.
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keep bringing those milk lids…we have more projects in mind!

c is for christmas card station

christmas card pencils

with a word wall, pencils, old cards and envelopes, there is a lot of writing going on.  we make this type of “station” for other reasons too (e is for envelope, v is for valentine, p is for pencil, a is for address, t is for telephone number, etc).

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v is for vowel

we took advantage of i week to talk about the concept of vowels.  we sang this song (to the tune of “bingo”):

aeiou by you.

then i had each vowel written on a piece of paper and when i took one (or more) away, we clapped in its place.

aeiou by you.

these preschoolers got pretty good by the end of the week!  and they liked knowing that they were talking about something that big kids still talk about. : )

i is for imagination

this is part of what i love about my work.

we have this weaving hanging in our room. it has been basically untouched for months. until this day.

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this was complete cooperative work. incredible imagination. i never completely understood the game. but there was a lot of fine motor muscle work wrapping little animals around the yarn.

more good times.

h is for hat, hair, hand and house

preschoolers brought their own hats this week.  i felt like i was on elmo’s world when i asked them one at a time during show and tell:  how do you put a hat on? if they wanted to, preschoolers took a turn to stand on a capital H taped to the floor and show us how they put their hats on.  cute.

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we made hair bands.

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with duct tape and fun foam strips, they could lay the strips on the tape anyway they like.  then we covered the tape with another piece of tape and measured them to fit.

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a preschool village is nearly complete.

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the only rules were for each house to have at least one door, one window and one roof (many have more of each!).  we’ve added a road and will add christmas decorations once advent starts. we’ll also introduce children to their address and add house numbers.

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these hand puppets were silly.  we cut old manila folders and colored and added paper fingernails.  then stapled a piece of paper on the back so our real hands could fit in.

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waving hello and hi and hola was more fun!