Today we focused on the “Llama Llama” series by Anna Dewdney. I will post my lessons and pictures in a bit, but I wanted to give you a game that we played first. I found llama clip art, created a table in word, and placed the llamas in the rectangles. Then, I printed eleven copies (one per child in my largest class and one extra for me to keep track of what I have called out). I colored each llama on each board a different color. Ninety-nine llamas later, I had a fun bingo game! The coloring took a bit, but I am planning on using this game with my Awesome Authors class and my Preschool Prep class as well. I also laminated it so I could use it year to year. You could cut off the title and fit different sight words, opposite words, or letters on the llamas, if that fits what you are learning. I bought a bunch of pencils and erasers from the dollar store for prizes. I’m glad that I had a lot of prizes, because we had a lot of winners! After they got the hang of the game, they loved shouting BINGO!
Llama Llama Bingo!
After reading through our airplane and airport books (see post here), I created a scavenger hunt based on what we learned.
Tomorrow we are learning all about feelings. I have created a simple preschool book for the kids to complete on Powerpoint. The first page after the cover reads “I feel happy when I ____.” The word “happy” is in yellow and there is plenty of space for kids to complete the sentence and create a picture. Each page has a different feeling. With the kids completing the sentence, they will know in their heads what the words are and will be able to “read” the words on their own. I also hope that this book introduces some more sight words to the kids. If you print the book as is, you will get two copies of the book.
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Ok, so I am soo behind with my blogging! I am just getting to posting from our class last week! Well, we learned all about foods! We focused on healthy versus unhealthy and all different varieties of food.
For me, it had been quite a Monday morning. My daughter was up extra early-somewhere in the 5 o’clock hour- and that totally through me off. Therefore, sorry, but I didn’t do the greatest job of taking pictures of all of our activities and set-up. I had my passport as usual, but this time, I included ten websites that have different pictures of ways to have fun with food. See my link here.
I created a PDF file of our passport this week. Click here for my Food Passport!
After singing some songs and playing a gross-motor game, I introduced the group to some Saxton Freymann books. In case you are not familiar with these books, they are really fun! Freymann creates different objects and phrases with different foods, mostly fruits. I had a bunch of the books available to read, but we read “Dog Food” together. The kids really enjoyed looking at all of the pictures.