Thursday, November 15, 2012

Letter B-Its a teddy bear picnic!

The next few posts are going to be a lot of catching up since I have not been able to blog for a while with pictures and everything.I wanted to start off by saying what I usually do to start things off.I always have rug time.First we talk about the month,the day and the weather.We review our letters either by sound or sing the ABC's.This week we started off with rug time.On Fridays or Mondays I like to go to the library.

The kids got a ton of books! We got many books on Bears.The kids sat on the blanket and picked out their bears.We compared size,color and talked about the different bears.Then we talked about what they eat.We had teddy grahms and grapes which we pretended were berries.Then the kids handed me book after book.We probably read for a half an hour!

We of course talked about B and the sound it makes.We traced the foam letter and wrote it in the air.Then we had some music and movement.They loved the Teddy Bear Picnic song.We played Head Shoulders Knees and Toes,Ring around the Rosie which they held their bears for.

Then Lex practiced her uppercase and lower case b.While my teeny tot practiced lines and tracing.

After recess I introduced blue which starts with the letter B Lex exclaimed!We looked for blue things around the house.We found the blue crayon.Then I introduced the number 2.We talked about pairs and found many on our own bodies,including feet,eyes,ears,hands and so on.We then practiced writing our twos .Ro drew a circle.Yay!We went back to rug time where I introduced our theme for the Month which is Change.There is a lot of leave color changing happening right now.We also talked about how they have changed and grown.They are taller and grown out of clothes.We measure their height.
Kids hibernating in their cave
We did a fun fingerplay about a bear in his cave.Then the kids crawled on all fours and looked for food.I announced it was winter and they crawled in their cave  to hibernate.They really liked this game and played it for a while.

Day 2:

We had a very special breakfast this morning.I got the idea  from They turned out really cute i think and the kids loved the pancakes with pumpkin in it to bring in the fall tastes
We played memory to practice number 2.

I prepared a box of items some that started with the letter B and some without.Their job was to find the ones that started with the letter B.Then the kid's imagination really took off!Lexi put on the belt as a necklace and the sunglasses

She took the baby and was her Mom.She read the bat book.

Ro played in the boxes and tried a few things on.The box became a car and we had to get more boxes so everyone would have a car. 

Lexi got the play food and went shopping.I have learned to have structure but to allow them to take an activity where they want it to go.This was one of those times.Who knew that these items would entertain them for so long.They played the rest of the time.You can't plan those kinds of memories!

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