Saturday, September 21, 2013

E is for elephant

Every morning we work in our journals. 
I had them draw tree in the fall. 

I think they turned out so cute! 
I love seeing the world through their eyes.

Next while everyone was finishing up their journals. They played with magnets. It is great for them to explore with letters and numbers.

As well as exploring with shapes and colors. As the year progresses they will get more structure with this (as in making patterns.) 

Using "Handwriting Without Tears" Program we reviewed letter F and made the letter E with matching sticks, made by our amazing director and teacher.
It is so fun to watch them make letters with something other than a crayon or pencil. 
It really makes them use their brains differently.

We read the book Elmer the Elephant
By David McKee

This is a great back to school book about being proud of who you are.
At the end of the book all of the elephants dress up.
I asked the children to decorate their own elephants to reflect their personality.
It was fun to see what they came up with.

For our centers they dripped water on the letter Ee that was written on paper towels.
This was great for their fine motor skills, learning the letter Ee, and concentration.

We also had fun working on our numbers.

Here is my Ee Elephant post from last year:

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