Each week we do a Theme, Number, Letter and Bible Story. I do really well with the letters, and numbers and pretty good with the theme the bible stories are a little difficult for me sometimes. I really like when the children can make something, you know a reminder, a momento. Well anyway, our week:
Bible: The Nobleman's son
Here are a few of the things we did:
Shape Cutting: I traced basic shapes onto construction paper and let the children practice their cutting skills. I found going ahead and making each shape onto a smaller piece of paper was way easier for them to handle..less frustrating. I will be keeping these cutting samples for conferences coming up.
Shape Painting/Stamping: I used shape blocks that came with my sons Little People Boat and Dump Truck. They are a good size for children to hold onto and plastic (easy cleanup). Put a variety of colors on plates and let the children stamp away, some even made simple ABAB patterns. (Which could also be a project with shapes, if you wanted it to be more than free art.)
Shape Book: Printable found at: Ready. Set. Read! Depending on level of child with some I had to help 'draw' the shape with the glue. After the fact I thought I could have made a dotted line shape for them to follow with the glue bottle, others had no problem. Could go ahead a make a couple more pages too.
Sensory Table: Insta Snow, TOOB artic animals (penguins), some cups and sand shovels.
Sticky Easel: Great fun. We have a tub of shape buttons. We are doing shapes for two weeks so the first week I just let the children explore with the sticky easel and shape buttons. This week I sectioned it off for sorting like shown here at Learning 4 Kids
Penguins: Trace one foot of each child (shoe on) onto black paper. Add circle eyes, triangle nose/beak, oval belly, heart 'webbed' feet.
Number Movement: During our circle time we decided to do different movements for whatever number we are working on. Example: 15 jump, 15 claps, etc.
Color/Shape/Graphing Page: I found this great page for the children to do...it almost has it all, even a Pig for P! I can't find the link right now, I think I got it from TeachersPayTeachers. If you sign up for their e-mail you get free downloads about every other week, plus it is a great site to find things for your classroom at a decent price.
This post is also related to my Challenge: Pinterest!