Saturday, November 26, 2011

Week 17 of Pre-K

This is what we have been up to during our seventeenth week of school.

(This week we focused on Fall & Thanksgiving.)

Bible Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever. (Psalm 136:1)

Thanksgiving Related Books:
Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners written by Lucille Recht Penner (select pages)
Let's Celebrate God's Blessings on Thanksgiving written by Lise Caldwell
P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet written by Carol Crane
The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving written by Ann McGovern
The Story of Thanksgiving written by Robert Merrill Bartlett (select pages)
T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story written by Tanya Lee Stone
Thanksgiving Day written by Dorothy Goeller
A Turkey for Thanksgiving written by Eve Bunting

Apple Addition
Kindergarten printable found here.

Apples & Leaves Graph
Kindergarten printable found here.

Where's the Turkey?
We placed numbers 1-20 on the table and hid the turkey underneath one of the numbers. Jenni guessed which number the turkey was underneath. Once she guessed the correct number, she counted up to that number.
Kindergarten printable found here.

More than, Less than, or Equal to?
Kindergarten printable found here.

We also read a couple of fun math books:
How much is a million? written by David M. Schwartz
Splash! written by Ann Jonas (a fun counting book!)


This week J reviewed the letter Zz and the sound /z/ and worked on writing Zz. J also reviewed other sounds and practiced spelling.
Fall First-Sound Identification
Kindergarten printable found here.
Thanksgiving First-Sound Identification
Kindergarten printable found here.

We are using The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading for phonics instruction and Jenni is reading Bob Books: Set 1 for Beginning Readers.

At the start of each week, Jenni picks out a selection of read-aloud books from the library for me to read to her. On the suggestion of The Well-Trained Mind (by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise), we are using The Read-Aloud Handbook (by Jim Trelease) as a guide for our additional read aloud books.

This week we read:
Do You Want to Be My Friend? by Eric Carle
 If You Give a Mouse a Muffin by Laura Numeroff
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Other Fall and/or Thanksgiving Related Activities
 Sorting People and Food
Printable found here.

 Color the Turkeys
Printable found here.

Color by Number Turkey
Printable found here.

 Connect the Dots Acorn
Kindergarten printable found here.

Jenni's Handprint Turkeys
We used our colored rice found here.

Story Summary of a Thanksgiving Book

Back of Lapbook
Preschool printable found here.

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