|I found my inspiration for this letter page here.|
|To help motivate the writing practice (number 8), I placed a chocolate candy every few letters and she was not to teach until she had practiced writing the number. This worked well.|
|Then we were off to the grocery store where I promised her some M&M's when we got home if she could find ten 'm's at the store. Here's one. She eventually found all ten and was so proud of herself.|
Do a rhythm with a maraca
Listen, every time you hear an “M” food word say, “Mmmmmm.”: milk marshmallow bread m&m taco mint banana meat mustard salad macaroni peas meatballs apple melon mushroom juice mayonnaise
Play a Word Guessing game. Answers begin with the "M" sound. What is white, good to drink, and comes from a cow? _______ (milk) What does a cat say? _______ (meow) What day comes after Sunday? ________ (Monday) What does a cow saw? _______(mooo)
Song: Thank You Cows (tune: Mary had a Little Lamb)Thank you cows For the milk we drink, Milk we drink, milk we drink. Thank you cows For the milk we drink We say MMMOOO to you!
Song: Do You Know the Muffin Man?
(Discuss how later you are making muffins. After singing this song, break it down: Muffin Man can be changed to Muffin Girl or Muffin Boy and Drury Lane can be changed to child’s address. Help teach/reinforce child’s address by changing song for each child’s gender and their street name.)
Oh, do you know the muffin man, The muffin man, the muffin man, Oh, do you know the muffin man, That lives on Drury Lane? Oh, yes, I know the muffin man, The muffin man, the muffin man, Oh, yes, I know the muffin man, That lives on Drury Lane.
Math: Muffin tin sorting. Empty muffin tins can be used for various math activities.
1. Write numbers in each section and have child add that number of marshmallows or cheerios to that muffin section.
2. Line each muffin section with circular piece of colored paper. Have child add fruit loops or legos of the same color to each matching section.
#3: M&M graph. Write the names of the colors of the M&M’s across the top of a piece of paper. On the side of the paper write numbers 1-5 or 1-10. Let children fill in the graph accordingly with M&M’s
#4: Masking Tape M’s. Provide masking tape, safety scissors, and scrap paper. Show how to cut tape and place on paper in shape of letter M. Allow children to do the same.