Saturday, May 19, 2012

Week 35 of Pre-K

Bible Verse: So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it... And there was evening, and there was morning - the fifth day (Genesis 1:21, 23)

The Story About Ping (Five in a Row)
Social Studies: Geography - China
 Coloring the flag of China
Coloring a picture of a little boy watching boats sail on the Yangtze River
 The Story About Ping takes place along the banks of China's Yangtze river. Longer than any other river in the world except the Nile and the Amazon, the Yangtze is nearly four thousand miles long.

Jenni determined the first sound in each word and then wrote the letter.
Printable found here

Rhyming Word Match
Printable found here

Art: Duck Paper Plate Craft

 Tutorial found here

Math: Counting Skills
Jenni counted Ping's family including his mother, father, two sisters, three brothers, eleven aunts, seven uncles and forty-two cousins, making sure to not leave out Ping.

 Jenni did a few different addition problems using her counting bears as ducks. She counted how many ducks were in Ping's family, how many of his family were marching up over the bridge (mother, father and aunts), and how many of his family were left in the water (uncles and cousins).

Math: Tangrams
I found the tangram templates here but the templates were not sized properly so Jenni put the tangrams together on the table (rather than on top of the outline).

Science: Animal Kingdom

 In The Story About Ping Jenni was introduced to the animal kingdom by learning about ducks.
Duck Classification printable found here

Science: Buoyancy
Jenni making her predictions of which items she thought would sink or float

In the story, a little boy was swimming with a barrel attached to his back. Both the wood and the air inside the barrel helped the boy float, much like a life jacket helps Jenni in the pool. Jenni learned that both air and wood are lighter and less dense than water. We found a few things that could sink or float in a tub of water. Jenni enjoyed making predictions and then testing to see if she was right.
Printable found here

Food: Lemonade and Brownies
We drank lemonade for the yellow colored river and made brownies and worms for the mud on the banks and the worms in the mud. We had to get creative. :)

Other Math Activities
 Dominoes - identifying and matching equivalent sets, identifying doubles
 Copying geoboard designs

 Hundreds chart - counting by 1's and 10's to 100
Measuring length using nonstandard units
Using the balance to compare weight

 Ordinal position - 1st - 5th
 Counting by 5's to 50
 Jenni writing the date

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