Friday, December 28, 2012

PreK: Letter D

Welcome to Letter D week.  This week was all about DINOSAURS!
 
{David is 4.5 years}
 
David working a Dinosaur puzzle.  (He is in our bathroom because he needed a hard floor but wanted to stay upstairs with me!)
 
 
Digging for dinosaurs.

 
Working on sight words: I, can, me, you.
 
 
Patterning.

 
Number puzzle (1-20).

 
Number maze (1-30).

 
A better photo of the number maze.  He loves these things!

 
Shape matching.

 
We did almost every single activity in the Magic School Bus Dinosaur kit.
 
We made different kinds of fossils.  Cast, mold and trace.
 
Getting ready to make the cast fossil.  Step 1: gather supplies.
 
 
Step 2: make imprint of dinosaur in gravel.


 
Step 3: mix plaster of paris.  Claire was our stirrer!

 
Step 4: pour plaster into dinosaur imprint and dry overnight.

 
Making the trace fossil.  Step 1: mix plaster of paris.

 
Step 2: make dinosaur footprints.


 
Step 3: remove dinosaurs and dry overnight.

 
We made a dinosaur skeleton.

 
And Daddy did a dinosaur "roar" for us.

 
Our finished fossils.

 
Handwriting: Number 4 and Letter D.

 
Our bible verse: "Do all things without complaining or disputing.  Philippians 2:14.

 
Beginning math and missing number sheets.

 
Math fun: learning size words.

 
Blend ladder and word families.

 
Vowel sounds and Letter D search.

 
Dinosaur activities from LOTW curriculum.

 
Art class: drawing different kinds of lines.

 
Dinosaur coloring.

 
And 3D dinosaur paintings.
 
 
Animal riddles.

 
Paper plate dinosaur.
 
 
Letter building.

 
Our lowercase d dinosaur and uppercase D dog.

 
 
Books we read:
Dinosaur Starts School by Pamela Duncan Edwards
The Super-Hungry Dinosaur by Martin Waddell
Dinosaur Dig by Penny Dale
The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur by Cheryl Bardoe
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague 

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2 comments:

Rebecca Bomgardner said...

You hace the best letter crafts. The dinosaur is great!

Crystal Fulton said...

I love all these activities you do with your children. My son is in Pre-K and these are perfect for him. I'm going to do some of them. Do you have links for some of the websites you get your activities and practice sheets from? Can you post links under the pictures?