We really don't focus on our alphabet of our themes until after Labor Day so let me share with you our first real week of school. We call it "All About Me" and we talk about the color RED, the number 1 and circles. Our busy week started with a fun activity to help us learn our names. I wrote everyone's name on a large piece of black construction paper.
We also talked about the letter "A" by making our very own apple trees! We all decided to make our apple trees BIG, maybe a bit too big because they didn't fit onto our paper, but we didn't mind.
The "apples" on our trees are actually our fingerprints. I let the children use their fingers to stamp a piece of paper and then I punched them out with my handy-dandy little circle punch. It was fun to watch everyone add their "apples" to their trees and talk about how we made them.
Our next "A" activity got a little bit out of hand, but then again, the best things usually do! I cut out some very large letter "A"s and laid them in an old cardboard box (a tiny piece of double stick tape helps hold it down).
Here comes the messy part! We dumped the acorns into the box with our letter "A" and shook, shook, shook!
No "All About Me" week would be complete without making our little "ME" dolls. Everyone had such a fun time dressing up their people.
A really fun "A" word is alligator. We made our own alligators out of our handprints!
The children added their own grass at the bottom with some wonderful dot paint and the sun is their palm print.
Our Friday has become a little more hectic because we have added a Spanish class first thing in the morning. This week we kept things a little calm by doing a little name art project. We used little foam stick-on letters and wrote our names. Next, we added our fingerprints (or in some cases, our handprints) to add some colors.
Towards the end of last year I added our "Password of the Day".
Next week is "C" week and we will be talking about our pets. Thanks for visiting and I hope you check with us again soon.