Monday, October 31, 2011

Preschool - Letter G!

We studied the letter G this week! We stuffed school into 3 days again this week, because my parents came to visit later in the week! But we enjoyed learning about G! :) We did circle time those 3 days.

For Bible time, we studied the commandment that God gave not to murder. Our Bible verse was about how Jesus considers hate to be the same as murder and the song reinforced that concept. The song, called Do Not Murder, can be found here. Our Bible story was about Cain & Abel, and Z referred to it several times during the week, about how Cain disobeyed God and God was not pleased with his gift, but Abel obeyed God and his gift pleased Him.

We used green tissue paper, cut in thin strips, to make a Grass G. Z cut some of the strips and I cut some, too.

Then we glued them on our G's. Natalie did one, too, but I guess I missed getting any pictures of her gluing! :(

Our finished Grass G's:

Here is our alphabet on the schoolroom wall - A-G from this year, and H-Z from last year!

We used these cards to study the parts of plants, and we played a matching game with them.

We did a dot page - Natalie dotted on her stamping page from last week instead. Z's dot page is from here.

He wanted to show it off! :)

We played with pom-poms and Dot Numbers.

Natalie enjoyed playing with the pom-poms too. :) She used a little plastic scoop to stuff them in & dump them out.

The kids wanted to go outside & use their butterfly nets but it was too cold, so we threw pom-poms around the room & pretended they were butterflies instead.

We did a G color by number page.

Z did a pretty good job with this!

She's so cute. :)

Z did his G handwriting page!

This picture was to remind me of 2 activities we did - our G blend ladder, and our uppercase/lowercase G/g sorting game!

We did a Beginning Sounds worksheet (from here). Notice he didn't circle the garden, he told me he thought it was a farm so he didn't circle it. :) I thought that was rather logical. :)

Here's Natalie, getting out our Alphabet Builders.

We made a small g, but couldn't figure out really how to make a big G with them.

I finally bought some M&M's and we were able to sort them by color! I had this in the plans 2 weeks ago & we never got around to it until now! :) Of course they loved this activity!

Natalie just ate hers! :)

So I sorted them for her. :)

We did Gumball Graphing, and we used Bunny Grahams to graph with this time - they were a little big for the squares, but we worked on taking our time and carefully counting, which is something Z's been struggling with lately. :)

That's all of our 'schoolwork' for the week, but we enjoyed playing with blocks & trains & reading MANY books with Grandma and Grandpa throughout the weekend, so learning was definitely still taking place. :)

Zachary always asks to hold Davey, and then he says, "Mom, take a picture!" Here is a cute picture of them together! :)

Natalie likes to hold him sometimes, too. :)

And just for the sheer cuteness of it, here is a happy Davey! :)

And we got our first snow this week - it snowed a little on Thursday, and it was still on the ground when Friday rolled around. Then it melted and on Saturday it snowed several inches again - probably about 3 or 4 inches! It is beautiful and cozy, but I am definitely not ready for winter!!!

To see what everybody else did this week, head on over to Tot School and Preschool Corner!


Christine said...

I love your post! Your children look like they really enjoy all the learning even while eating M&M's! I will have to try the M&M sorting, my boys would love this! I also like the pom-pom idea on a cold snowy or rainy day! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love your letter wall! Such a great idea to post them all like that - much better than a store bought alphabet!
I hope you at least got to enjoy the snow a bit, even though it is still a bit early for it!

Our Family for His Glory said...

Your kids are getting so big! :) Looks like so much fun!