We had a fun week doing lots of Pete the Cat activities and reading Pete stories! We reviewed the letters Aa and Mm; quiz your child if they know the sounds for Aa and Mm! They should say Ally the Alligator goes…… and Missy the Mouse goes…… and there are motions for each.
Monday – Students came in and found their pouch with a Pete the Cat rocking his school shoes page. After big room we had Pete centers including a color by number Pete the Cat, color/cut/paste Pete’s buttons, practicing our Aa’s and Mm’s in QKs, and lastly with myself or Mrs. Jenn we worked on completing patterns with Pete the Cat shoes. The books we read today included: Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana and Pete the Cat Pete’s Big Lunch.
Tuesday – Once students checked in, they started working on practicing their names. Center time included coloring all the Aa items, circling the correct number of items in QKs, students writing what color shoes they are rocking like Pete, and lastly transferring pom poms with claw clips. We are trying to strengthen their fingers and hands to use the proper 3 finger grip. The books read were Pete the Cat Pete the Brave.
Wednesday – The start up activity today was a Pete the Cat playing guitar color page, which went along with our Pete story for the day, Rock on Mom and Dad! We cut and pasted and attempted writing Pete the Cat on our Pete’s that got sent home on Thursday. Today was also our first chapel day, which is when we go down to the church for the last 10/15 minutes before dismissal and have a mini church lesson. This week we talked about Creation and what God created on each day. We will have chapel just once a month.
Thursday – Books were spread out on the tables for students to look through upon arrival. After big room we returned to work hard in centers: coloring the Mm items, helping Pete find his buttons by tracing different line patterns, followed directions and coloring Pete’s Groovy buttons the name shown on the button and lastly completing different animals using our shape puzzles.
Things to work on at home: 3 finger grip (if you need ideas on how to strengthen those little fingers and hands, please let me know and I can give ideas), cutting paper and holding it with the opposite cutting hand, writing their name with ONLY capital at the beginning, slowing down on coloring to try to stay in the lines, and counting items.
Next week we will begin the letter Rr and have some fun centers, crafts, books and activities planned!
If you have any questions, please email me or if you are on GroupMe, you can message me privately on there also. MrsAimeeABC@gmail.com Have a good weekend!
*EXTRA: have your child tell either me or Mrs. Jenn the special code for a treat on MONDAY! The special code is Hello October!