Saturday, December 10, 2011

Week 19 of Pre-K

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

(This week we focused on gingerbread activities.)

Bible Verse: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). 

Gingerbread Themed Books:
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett
The Gingerbread Man illustrated by Karen Lee Schmidt
The Gingerbread Man retold by Jim Aylesworth
The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup
The Library Gingerbread Man by Dotti Enderle
No-Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids by Lisa Turner Anderson


This week we continued working on money. Jenni wrote one cent to ten cents on paper, cut them into squares, and then put the correct amount of pennies underneath each amount.
Jenni enjoyed reviewing AB, ABB and AABB patterns using the gingerbread girl and boy and the fox from this gingerbread lapbook printable.
J reviewed time to the hour and half hour, and she began learning time to fifteen minutes. She loves learning to tell time!
 As I was getting our math work ready, Jenni made triangles with her crayons :)

We also read a fun math book:
How Big is a Foot? written by Rolf Myller


 This week Jenni completed her Go for THE CODE workbook. She focused on the beginning and ending sounds in words and continued practicing her writing. Next she will begin Explode the Code Book 1.

Explode the Code

Jenni eager to begin her new workbook. She was working on the consonant pretest.

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. We are using The Read-Aloud Handbook (by Jim Trelease) as a guide for our additional read aloud books.

This week we read:
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst 
Baby Brains by Simon James
The Cake That Mack Ate by Rose Robart
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House Series #1) by Mary Pope Osbourne (a short novel)
Drummer Hoff adapted by Barbara Emberley
Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Other Gingerbread Activities
 Gingerbread Baby
Coloring her gingerbread house.
 Gingerbread House
 First-sound identification. Kindergarten printable found here.

 Practicing her writing skills from words found in her gingerbread books. Kindergarten printable found here.
 Jenni's summary of her favorite book. Preschool printable found here.
Scissor skills. Jenni takes cutting paper extremely seriously :)

 Toddler hands! Oh, how I love toddler hands!

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