Monday, October 28, 2013

Letter E

Welcome to another busy week of Preschool!

This week The Little Princess learned all about the letter "E"
 This week we learned about the letters Ee, the number 5, and triangles. Our theme was eggs, and we learned that the yellow part of an egg is called the yolk. Our Bible verse was "Every knee will bow before me: every tongue will acknowledge God." Romans 14:11

For books this week, we continues reading Matthew ABC by Peter Catalanotto and Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang. We looked at a few egg books including, Hurry, Hurry by Eve Bunting and The Cow that Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill. We also read a few elephant books including Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems and Elephants on Board by Suse MacDonald.

We began our week by making colored eggs for our E page using markers and water on coffee filters. The Little Princess really went to town coloring the coffee filters and was amazed to see the colors run together when we added the water. She made three in all and chose her favorite to add to her Learning Book. 

She also painted her E's as usual. She is really starting to pay attention to where she puts each color, not just glob it all together like she was doing just a few weeks ago.

Here is her finished masterpieces.

This week we also learned about the number five. She painted her 5 and added it to her Learning Book.

We also learned that we have five fingers on each hand. I traced her hand and cut it out for her and she glued it onto her Learning page.

She had a lot of fun putting her hand on top of the traced hand. She also had each of us do it to see if her hand matched any of our hands. I love when she takes investigative initiative like that!

We also worked on our upper and lower case letters to add to the kitchen wall. She made a capital letter Elephant.

And a lower case e hatching from an egg. 

My kitchen is getting so colorful!

This week was a shape week, so we learned about triangles. We talked about how triangles have three sides and three corners or angles. While she was painting her triangle to add to her Learning Book, we had a very in depth conversation about Telly Monster from Sesame Street whose favorite shape is a triangle!

She also made a penguin out of triangles. We happened to be visiting my in-laws out of state at the time and brought some school work with us. This was the only thing we did while we were there though, It was just too much fun playing with Nana and Grampy!

 Eventually, everything was added to her Learning Book.

 My plan was to have a special snack of Deviled Eggs this week, but we never got around to it. After all, we were too busy playing at Nana's house. I don't think my picky Princess would have eaten them anyway. (Cue the trumpet. Whomp, whomp, whomp.)

 Until next time!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Letter Dd

Welcome to another week of Preschool! This week we focused on flowers. Let's begin with The Little Princess's Learning Poster.

Our theme this week was, as I said, flowers. We also learned about roots and how roots help the flowers to drink. Our Bible verse was Luke 6:31 "Do to others as you would have them do to you."
Every week we go to the library and check out a bunch of books on our theme and letter crafts. I just recently realized I have not been including these books in my posts. I will be including them from now on. This week's books were: Daisy Head Maisy by Dr. Seuss, Exploring Flowers by Kristin Sterling, Ava's Poppy by Marcus Pfister, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food by Jane Yolen, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems, and Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Stickland. We also have been reading Matthew ABC by Peter Catalanotto and Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang. These two books we'll keep for a few weeks as they deal with the entire alphabet and numbers.

This weeks theme craft was making a daisy out of cotton swabs. First, The Little Princess glued the stem, leaves and yellow center to the construction paper. She chose black paper which surprised me, though I think it made the daisy pop. Next, she used white glue and dipped both ends of the cotton swab into the glue and then placed them all around the yellow center.

And here is her finished product. 

We also worked with the letter Dd this week. She made a capital letter D dinosaur.

 And a lower case d daisy.

But I will warn you to pay special attention to your lower case d's. the same shape, from different placements is a lower case q,p,b, and d. Even knowing this, I still directed her to make her d wrong the first time.

 Here they are, hanging in the kitchen.

The Little Princess also painted her upper and lower case Dd's to add to her learning book.

 For her Dd learning page, she made daisy prints. She used an empty 20 ounce soda bottle and dipped the bottom into white paint and stamped it onto her paper to form the daisy petals. Then, when it was dry, she used the cap from the bottle to stamp the yellow centers. She was quite pleased with the outcome!

Here is the finished project.

This week we worked with the number 4. This week we had some family fun with her number four. Since there are four of us in our family we used four silly faces for her learning book.

This week she also worked with he color orange. First she finger painted with orange paint.

She then glued a bunch of orange pictures from magazines onto her paper. 

Finally, this week, we made flower shaped Rice Krispy Treats. Well, that was the plan anyway. However, after the treats were made and we went to cut out the shapes I could not find my flower shaped cookie cutter. So, instead, we made flower petals (aka, hearts).
Until next time!