Sight Word: the
Theme: St. Patrick's Day
I LOVE to do any kind of holiday, because it also means we get to do CRAFTS! It is also a reason to celebrate and another opportunity for learning at Desert Blossoms. This week we started by watching an old cartoon by Paramount Pictures called Leprechauns Gold. (you can click here to watch it!) It is cute and got the kids VERY excited about the idea of little Leprechauns coming to visit us (more on that as you scroll down). The students also enjoy doing anything on the computer.
|Watching Leprechauns Gold|
We then took a "trip" to Ireland. They got an introduction to maps and colored a flag of the country.
One of our sensory centers this week was "lucky" homemade play dough. This is one of my favorite recipes because it is a no cook. We then added green dye and gold glitter for "luck".
The recipe for No Cook Playdough is SUPER easy! Here it is if you would like to make some at home with your little one:
3 cups of flour
1 cup of warm water
1/4 cup of salt
1- 2 tbsp. oil (add more if too sticky)
Mix Flour with salt; add water with food coloring of your choice. Slowly add oil . If dough is too stiff add more water. KNEAD, KNEAD, KNEAD! Store in air tight container for up to 2 weeks.
|Letter, Number and sound practice with playdough and cookie cutters.|
|Elizabeth finding the letter Rr|
|Gabriel singing the letter song as he plays with the dough|
|Coloring our Leprechauns|
|Chris and Trynnity at the SEnsory Box center; counting and sorting.|
|Elizabeth and Israel exploring|
Whole Group Lessons:
Using geo pattern blocks we matched the shapes to make the letter R and to make a rabbit.
Identifying upper and lowercase R's.
Kinder Prep kids worked on their letter Rr book. A typical reading group meeting with them is a mixed review of letter names/ sounds, writing practice and a leveled beginning reader book.
*At home tip: when reading with your little one at home, have them continue to practice reading from left to right, tracking and page turning.*
Tot Kids Reading Group took turns completing an online interactive book.
|Reading Big Books|
|All time FAVORITE- Cars|
St. Patrick's Day at DBP:
|Our little visitor left us a note and his tracks!|
|Rainbows made with Fruit Loops|
|Smells... "Yum!" Gabe.|
|"It's gween!" Elizabeth.|
|"I want some." Prestton.|
|Green, orange, and white "Irish" jello|
|Enjoying our hard work|
|Digging for "gold"|
|We had discussed Abraham Lincoln on President's Day. The kids remembered learning about him!|
Here they are counting and recognizing the written number with their coins.
|Another activity using our Sensory Bin|
|Counting out coins to match up with shamrock numbers|
Hope everyone had a
|Thumb print shamrocks|