Wednesday, September 21, 2011

All things J

Today in Blue Preschool, we talked about the LETTER J! (For Jana, of course!) We looked at an upper- and lower-case J, talked about the sound "juh," and learned how to make a "J" in American Sign Language. Then, the boys (who were all dressed in their Jammies) had show-and-tell of things that start with the letter J.
G had prepared a Joke and a Justin Bieber song, K & J brought Jayden action figures, P had a picture of a jaguar, and E brought The Joker. I showed them my Jewelry.

We went outside to Jump on Js, Jog, and Jump rope.To practice fine motor skills and letter recognition, we looked through magazines and cut out the letters of our names and pasted them onto paper. The boys had so much fun looking for the letters that the other boys needed for their names!
Next was snack time! The boys got to Juice their own oranges. They also ate Jam on bread, and Jiggly Jello. (I had intended to let them get a Jellybean out of our little gumball machine, but I forgot!)

Next, we made a craft: A Jellyfish! We pulled up some YouTube videos of Jellyfish, slowly and quietly floating through the water. Then we made our own: (Plastic grocery bag stuffed with tissue paper and tied off with a rubber band. Tentacles made from curly ribbon.)

Last but not least, we played with Jars. We discovered that they made different sounds with different amounts of water in them. So, we lined them up and played a song. The boys requested: "I Am a Child of God."
We have some little musicians--Thanks to Teacher R, last year!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Wonderful World of W

Preschool this week was filled with the letter “W” for Teacher W. She shared a few of her favorite things, all starting with the letter “W”.

First she loves to Wear purple, make the letter “W” with her fingers and Whisper the number 10.

She loves to Watch for stars as they come into the sky. We talked about What was the only star we could see during the day? THE SUN!

Teacher W loves to Walk and Wave at people as they go by. So we went for a Walk to a neighbor’s house where we picked blackberries and grapes. The kids gathered as many as they could. It was so much fun. We also collected a bit of sand for our art project. We held hands to cross the road and practiced our safety rules. The kids were great!

Then we Wrote with Washable markers on posters on the driveway, While listening to fun music. The kids were so creative!

While the kids colored, Teacher W took one boy at a time and had them Write their name with glue and then sprinkle sand on it. It was MAGIC to see their names appear. The LOVED every minute of it.

After all the fun, we had a fun snack inside of Watermelon and Teacher W’s Wacky muffins (zucchini). YUM! They also ate the fruit they picked earlier. While they ate the boys Watched Teacher W read two of her favorite books, “Little Tug” and “Duck in a Truck”.

After snack time we turned on a few of the Upstart Waterford Institute ABC and number songs. The boys LOVED watching them and singing along. We also had a chance to play a fun Discovery Toys game “Roll and Play”. We had so much fun today! We love our boys! !

Friday, September 9, 2011

Grandparents and the letter G week

For Preschool this week we talked about the letter G,color green, number 5 and Grandparents because Grandparents Day is on Sunday. It was so fun to have all the kids over again.
Letter "G" activities. Grasshopper jumping.
Garbage toss.
Gurgling with water. This was by far the boys favorite activity.
Groundhog tunnel. It collapsed a couple of times.

The boys practiced writing the letter G and also thier names.

Grandparents Day poem with hand prints.
Granola Bars for our snack.

Reading fun Grandparent Books.