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Week 1 Wrap Up

Today we wrapped up our letter x activities.  I am pleasantly surprised that I was able to finish the week in a week. I thought I might need the weekend days to finish up.

Sensory Activity
My lesson plan calls for a sensory activity each week. We may explore things that may be considered sensory but these once a week activities are more the 'sensory bin' types or small world play.
I ended up with two bins this week.  1 planned, 1 spontaneous but it worked out great!
As you know we have been practicing rectangles.  As I was cleaning up toys I noticed a lot of the toys were rectangles.
What a perfect way to practice rectangles!

The second bin was a rice sensory bin.  
To go along with our explorers theme I hid purple gems in the rice for my little dragon to find.  He had to explore the rice to find the gems.
I thought he would enjoy finding them all but every one he found he buried again.  Therefore the rice is still full of gems. :)

Circle Time

We practiced making x's with different parts of our bodies to music.  Arms, fingers, and legs on Thursday.
On Friday we made x's with Popsicle sticks and played tic-tac-toe outside.

X Folder and Activities
Spencer finished his x folder activities. 

 There was some handwriting practice, rectangle tracing, and the little dragon painted a xylophone.

 I am very happy I found this craft.  We practiced rectangles, the letter x, colors, and sorting lengths.
When all activities in the X Folder were finished Spencer earned his special Daddy Folder.

The daddy folder is an idea that just came to me while I was organizing my preschool stuff.  We bought clipboard folders for vacation and I wanted to use them for preschool but had nothing, no ideas.
I was about to store them away when I got the Daddy Folder idea.
Daddy Folder

This was the first folder.  Spencer was so excited to carry the folder to Jerry and complete the activity inside.

This was really easy to prepare.  I put the colors needed for the activity in a Ziploc bag and wrote Spencer's name one it.  Then I clipped the hidden picture and the Ziploc bag in the folder.  Wa la! Done.

  • colors
  • recognizing A,B,C,D
Most important they completed it together! 

I will link all my daddy folder ideas here.

Rolling out playdough! 

God bless and I hope I may have inspired some exploring this week!


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