|Who knew preschool could be so fun?
That's what we found out this month! Check out all the
cool things we did with the letters of the
alphabet and with coconuts!
|Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin Jr
|Interactive wall display:
The children matched the uppercase letters and lower case letters. the letters are felt and the palm leaves are covered in small velcro dots so they can remove and rearrange the letters as they please. Some of the children took the initiative to spell their own names across the fronds!
|The Discovery Table contained small letters and pompom coconuts. The children practiced their fine motor skills and eye.hand coordination by using the big tweezers to transfer the ABCs and pompoms to the hollow coconut shells.|
The children explored real coconuts. They tasted the milk and meat of
the coconuts, used pipettes to transfer and measure the milk,
and magnifying glasses to check things out in bigger detail.
|C is for Coconut
The children decorated the letter
C to look and smell like a real coconut. They crushed and glued shredded
wheat to the shell
coconut to the
|And ALL the letters went up the
The children tore green paper to make the leaves and assembled their
own coconut tree. They were allowed
to add as many
letters as they
wanted to their pictures.
|Patched Up Letters
The children used bandaids to patch up the letters that fell out of the coconut tree.
|You can't start the preschool year
without a keepsake handprint project!
The poem says it all:
I made a special palm tree
On my first day of preschool.
I painted parts of me
To make it really cool!
My fingers made the coconuts.
May hands made the leaves.
My arm made the trunk.
preschool's such a breeze!
|In addition to all these neat activities, learned the differences between upper and lower case letters, identified the initials of all our classmates, made freestanding palm trees using donated paper towel rolls, and so much more!
It was a great way to start our 2008/2009 preschool year!
|Each child chose a paint bottle - all different
colors- and then they lined up along the
freezer paper laid out on the driveway and
squirted their paint on the section in front of
them. Next, they all took turns rolling a
coconut down the paper. The result was a
very cool abstract painting.
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