Wednesday, September 15, 2010

B is for Bear

1. Read this book
2. Read Goldilocks and the Three Bears online
3. Watched Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
4. Played this matching game
5. Did this pattern worksheet
6. Made a hibernating bear craft, as seen here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

B is for Butterfly

1. We talked about the life cycle of a butterfly

2. Watched The Very Hungary Caterpillar

3. Flew like butterflies

4. Made a butterfly snack: add colorful snack food to a ziplock baggie, tie the middle with a twisty tie. Eat!

5. BBC online book: The Butterfly Trail

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A is for Astronaut

1. Snack: Make astronaut food! Add instant pudding mix and milk to a ziplock bag. Shake, refrigerate, eat! Snip the corner to eat right from the bag.

2. Go to the NASA Kids website

3. Make your own spaceship! Cover a laundry basket with a white sheet, add steering wheel and buttons. We had one astronaut costume and used an adult white shirt for the other space suit.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Preschool - Apple Theme

Summer camp is over and school has begun! I wanted to spend more time with my little girl this year, so we are doing preschool at home. I thought I would post my lesson plans, 2 or 3 times a week.

We are starting with letters, and right from the beginning.

A is for Apple

1. Play hide and seek with an apple
2. Sample three apples (different varieties). Make a chart, writing down the name, the color, and a smile or frown depending on the taste. Gala and Golden apples were well liked, Granny Smith - not so much.
3. Cooking lesson: applesauce.
4. Art project: draw a tree and use a red ink pad and fingers to make the apples.
5. Field trip (planned for later this week): visit an apple farm.