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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Learning the Alphabet {Letter A}

CRAFTS

 




BOOKS
SONGS
Oh My Apples!
tune: Clementine
We love apples, juicy apples.
They are red and very sweet.
Let's go pick them from the big trees.
They are such a tasty treat!

Ring Around the Apple Tree
tune: Ring Around theRosie
Ring around the apple tree,
Her comes a big breeze!
Apples, Apples
We all fall down!

Apple Farmer
tune: Bingo
There was a farmer had some trees.
His apples were so tasty!
A-P-P-L-E
A-P-P-L-E

A-P-P-L-E
His apples were so tasty!


GAMES
Apple Pie
Put 5 large red pom-poms (apples) and a plastic shovel at a center along with a pie pan.  A child places the pom-poms on the shovel and then says "Apple Pie!" as she uses the shovel to toss the appples into the tin. If the child is able, she counts the apples that made it into the pie tin.

Apple Stack
In advance, cut out 10 apple cards and attach each apple to a block.  Read aloud "Ten Apples Up On Top!"  By Dr. Seuss. Next, hold up a number card and identify the number Then say "Stack [number] apples up on top."  Have a child stack the appropriate number of apple blocks.  Then say "Let the apples drop!" prompting the child to knock down the stack.  Continue with other numbers.
Matching Apple Cards


FINGER PLAY
On the Tree, On the Ground
I went to an apple orchard-what did I see?  Point to self. Put hand above eyes.
Apples high up in a tree!  Point up.
I went to an apple orchard-guess what I found!   Point to self. Place hands out with palms up.
Apples down low on the ground.  Point down.
Reach up high.   Stand on tiptoes and put hands in the air.
Bend down low.  touch toes.
Gather the apples.  Clap to the beat.
The home we go!

TEMPLATES

Friday, August 16, 2019

Learning Shapes {Circle}






BOOKS


SONGS

Where Is....?
tune: Where is Thumpkin?

Where is circle?  Where is circle?
Here I am.  Here I am.
How are you today, sir?  Very well, I thank you.
Run away.  Run away.
(repeat with rectangle, triangle, and square


Do You Know What Shape This Is?
tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb

Do you know what shape this is?
Shape this is?  Shape this is?
Do you know what shape this is and do you have one too?
If you do, give it a shake, shake shake shake, shake shake shake.
If you do, give it a shake and shout “hooray for squares!”
(I repeated with the triangle, circle, and rectangle)
Now we know all our shapes, all our shapes, all our shapes
Now we know all our shapes, shake them and say “hooray!”

GAMES

A little circle (make circle with finger and thumb)
A bigger circle, (make circle with two hands)
And a great big circle I see. (make a circle with arms)
Now help me count them,
One, two, three!  (repeat gestures for each size)

VIDEOS