Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Preschool: Letter K

Today was my turn for preschool. We studied the letter K. I started out with reading Katy No Pocket by Emmy Payne, a story about a kangaroo that doesn't have a pocket for her baby. We talked about the different K words that you can put in your pocket. I suggest a pocket filled with pictures of K words: king, keys, kiss, Kermit the Frog, kernels and any other K words you can think of. We used wheat kernels and made the letter K on construction paper with glue. The kids loved this especially when I showed them they did not have to do each kernel individually. One of the little girls tried but I showed her it would still look neat after you dump off the extra kernels. Next we ate popcorn because they start off as kernels. Who doesn't like popcorn. Okay, one of them didn't want any but everyone else liked it! Also kool-aid would be a fun drink but I didn't have any on hand. All the kids showed off their karate moves. This was fun and most of them wanted to show off several times. Next we made kites using instructions from dltk-holidays.com/summer/mkite.html and www.skratch-pad.com/kites/make.html. This ended up being more of me doing it for each child but they loved the end results! We all went outside to see how well our kites, it was lots of fun for the kids. They ran around trying to catch a breeze. More fun on Thursday with the color red.

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