Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week 21 of Pre-K

Jenni and I were eager to get back into our school routine after a relaxing Christmas break. This is what we did during Week 21...

Bible Verse: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-17).

Christmas Books:
Christmas Trolls by Jan Brett
Jan Brett's Christmas Treasury by Jan Brett
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
The Snowman by Raymond Brigg
We Three Kings by Gennady Spirin

Other Read-Alouds: 
Ben's Dream by Chris Van Allsburg 
A Boy, a Dog, a Frog, and a Friend by Mercer and Marianna Mayer 
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr 
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett 
Drummer Hoff adapted by Barbara Emberley 
Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough 
The Flea's Sneeze by Lynn Downey 
Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox 
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag 
Pierre: A Cautionary Tale by Maurice Sendak 
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli 

Jenni reviewed telling time to the hour, half hour and quarter hour.

Jenni reviewed biggest/smallest and shortest/tallest.
 Counting and reading money
 Reviewing different types of patterns
This week we got out our geoboards for the first time!

Explode the Code

Jenni practiced her reading, writing and spelling skills.

 Jenni reviewed her flashcards before starting our reading lesson.

 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. This week Jenni reviewed Bob Books: Set 1, Books 1-4 and began reading Book 5 this week.


Jenni practiced spelling with our Banagram tiles. She loves using them!

Activities from Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
First-sound identification
 Matching the picture to its name

 Jenni practicing spelling. I love seeing her progress in writing.
Ornament Addition
More, Less, or Equal to
 Jenni's summary of the book 
(Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree printable pack found here.)

Joshua also wanted to use the Banagrams.
He enjoyed stacking the tiles...
...and was quite happy with himself when he stacked them high without falling over :)
Morning snack. I love everything about him. :)

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