Friday, January 14, 2011

Heart Flakes

You may have noticed yesterday that we have started doing some Valentine's Day activities already.  Since we will be in Disney World the week before Valentine's Day, we are getting to it early, so just bear with us.  If anything, it will give you some ideas for your own curriculum in plenty of time for this year.  Here are some photos from today:

Completing a lettered dot-to-dot that ended in 'P' and resulted in a pig!
 Making 'P's in her sugar tray ...
 Unfolding the 'Heart Flakes' we made ...
 They turned out great!
 And we added them to our other flakes for 'Little Fella' to enjoy ...
Her snack today was a pink Valentine shake!
 YUM!
Separating pictures that represent either 'Hot' or 'Cold' ...
 All done!
Working on her number worksheets ... 
 ... and a numbered dot-to-dot ...


Today, we:
Letter 'P':
1. We practiced writing big letter 'P' and little letter 'p,' both on paper, and in the sugar tray.
Winter/Snow:
1. We read the 'The Adventures of Spot' comic strip together in High Five magazine, February 2011, pg. 5 (about ice skating).
2. We read the 'Finding Lottie's Socks' story in High Five magazine, February 2011, pgs. 26-30 (about counting and getting dressed to play in the snow).
Opposites (Hot/Cold):
1. We played with our opposites puzzle cards again, pulling out the Hot/Cold card for further study.
2. We completed the 'Hot or Cold?' worksheet in our Getting Your Preschooler Ready to Read workbook, page 22.
3. We separated small pictures and stickers of items representing hot and cold weather, and adhered them to paper, identifying the same (this coincided with our Winter theme as well).
4. For review, we completed four Same/Different worksheets that required her to identify the objects in each group that are same/different.
Numbers:
1. We checked the calendar to count down the days we have left until our Disney trip!
2. We put together and read the 'Going Home' mini-book in High Five magazine, January 2011, back cover (about counting down).
3. We completed the 'Big or Little?' worksheet in our Getting Your Preschooler Ready for Math book, page 33 (a numbered connect-the-dots).
4. We completed the 'Tasty Treats!' worksheet in our Getting Your Preschooler Ready for Math book, page 36, which required her to circle the number that tells how many objects are in the pictures.
Valentine's Day:
1. We read Rotten Ralph's Rotten Romance by Jack Gantos.
2. We read Queen of Hearts by Mary Engelbreit.
3. We read Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House by Cynthia Rylant (about Valentine’s Day).
4. We read Kermit's Mixed-Up Valentines by Emily Sollinger and Tui Sutherland.
5. We read Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie Friedman (also a counting book).
6. We read the 'Flying Kiss' action poem in High Five magazine, February 2011, pg. 31.
7. We made the 'Heart Flakes' as instructed in Family Fun magazine, February 2011, pg. 22.  (This covered both Valentine's Day and our Winter theme!)
8. For snack, we had some pink Valentine's milkshakes (with strawberries)!

And, here's some weekend reading we'll be doing:
1. Two Special Valentines by Janet McDonnell;
2. Snow Valentines by Karen Gray Ruelle; and
3. Happy Valentine's Day, Miss Hildy! by Lois Grambling.

Well, that wraps up our week!  Check us back next week when we start a curriculum on 'Healthy Habits' (cold prevention, brushing our teeth, healthy eating, exercise, sleep, etc.), and start our study of the letter 'Q.'

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