This week we focused on the letter Aa and apples. We talked about the sound that the letter Aa makes.
On Tuesday, we focused on “Aa is for Apple”. We read the book Apple Trouble. For morning centers, we counted out apple erasers to match the number in the muffin tin, did our ” The Aa says /a/… cutting page, matched upper-and lower-case ABCs with an apple theme, and did a push pin apple art. For afternoon centers, we did an Aa maze, traced/wrote the letter Aa, finished the apple push pin art, and built with unifix cubes. At the end of the day, we found the letters in our name and took pictures for a project on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, we focused on the book Ten Apples on Top. We read the book in circle time. For morning centers, we played a Ten Apples Up on Top game with dice, practiced cutting with an apple theme, practiced tracing/writing our names, and made ten frames with apple stickers. For afternoon centers, we found the lower-case letter that matched the upper-case letter that we picked, stamped ABCs and numbers in kinetic sand, practiced using only a little glue dot and used paint dabbers to decorate an apple. At the end of the day, we started our Apples Up on Top project.
On Thursday, we focused on more apples. We read the book The Biggest Apple Ever. For morning art, we made a tissue paper apple. For afternoon centers, we finished working on the ten frames with apple stickers, did an apple sequencing cutting page, used clothespins for matching upper- and lower-case ABCs, and made towers out of unifix cubes to match the number on the page. At the end of the day, we got to taste a red, green and yellow apple and the recorded whether we liked it or not on a worksheet. Most of us liked all three!!!!
Please continue to work with your child on their names and using scissors. We do a lot with name writing and cutting.
Until next week,