Picking Apples 1 2 3
Morning Work Time
This year I add to my plans a morning work time. I have to say that it has been a great addition to our morning routine. More on that later.
We have been introducing our younger friends to letters with these fun race track letter mats. Children get to use a small toy car to drive on the letter and then sorts car letters under each letter.
Our older friends have been mastering their number skills with apple sorting number mats. These mats have several different activities that can be done.
Work Time (Learning Centers)
During work time children strung beads, drift wood, buttons, red bottle tops and silk leaves. We used their stringing's to create a child created apple tree.
This potted tree is out all year long and changes with the seasons.
Children used their fine motor skills to make lower case a apples.
Children had a good time exploring weights with the activity, What Weighs More than an apple. We took the opportunity to do some of our assessments for the DRDP with this activity.
Small Group Activities
Sorting beginning sounds A for apple and W for worm.
Making patterns with red, yellow and green color tiles.
Picking Apples 1 2 3 Week one
Here's what we worked on...
Apples- the cycle of an apple from seed to pie
Social Emotional - How to be a Friend
Letter A is for Apple
Science - Life Cycle of an apple
Poem - Jack and Jill
Shape Review - Circle and Oval
Making Numbers 1 to 5
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.