Thursday, May 30, 2013

Preschool Again

We are reaching the end of the alphabet and preschool will soon be over. This week we covered the letter "W", the number 13, octagons, and the color purple.





I found these magnetic tangrams at the dollar store. I  followed the guides on the package and made patterns for the girls to follow.

They love to see each other work. Their heads are always together.

Here we were learning about wind and air pressure. I gave them each a straw and a small pom ball. They were to blow the pom ball across the table. It was hilarious. I have also started letting Abigail dress herself. She picks out her own clothes the night before and then has to dress herself each morning. I hate losing control of this area of her life.



Some of the girls just painted a few seeds on the "watermelons," buy Abigail spent  at least ten minutes covering most of the red with black dots. http://countingcoconuts.blogspot.com/2009/10/tot-school-letter-w.html

The Jonah and the Whale stickers are from Oriental Trading.


I absolutely love this puzzle. Abby practiced cutting, sorting, and counting. I downloaded it from www.confessionsofahomeschoolor.blogspot.com .

I played a game with them where they had to find something in the room that was purple and then I would name a body part that they had to touch with their object; i.e. neck, wrist, ankle, elbow. Then I turned it over to the girls to choose a body part and this is what they came up with.


I allowed the girls all three dot markers for this activity and was proud to see this one making a pattern and sticking to it. She had two green, then one purple, and then one black. Very nice.


I saw this idea on pinterest and made my own version. The middle of the word is missing the vowel and the girls had to place the correct bottle cap to complete the word. http://pinterest.com/pin/78953799689437577/
We also did the following activity:

This experiment I found in the World of Science  book I received awhile back from Master Books.
Cut a hole in a plastic jug and watch the force of the “fountain” spill out into a baking dish. Ironically we watched Ice Age 20 the other day and Scrat had some water pressure issues in that movie. It was funny to watch them try to cover the whole and stop the water with their finger.
This is a great science activity to incorporate when explaining the Flood.

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