(This is my first post to Preschool Corner and I am super excited! :)
It has been a while since I’ve shared Sunshine Girl’s preschool happenings. We ended up just sitting down and spending a lot of time on the letter V. There has just been so much to do with the letter V and we still didn’t do it all. But here is what we did do:
~ V is for Vegetables ~
Using various vegetables, Sunshine Girl made prints on the letter V (template at DLTK). I carved a little face in the potato for the smiley face!
We spent time outdoors and planted vegetables. Radishes are good for little ones because they give quick results. We also planted some sunflower seeds and transplanted herbs and tomatoes.
Sunshine Girl did many fun activities with the letter V! She…
- recorded her daily intake of fruit and veggies on a bunny graph.
- identified letters (printable here) that she had learned. We “planted” them in our dirt patch in the backyard to make it extra fun!
- used playdough to make the letter V.
- read many great books.
- sorted letters into “V” and “not V”.
- cut fruit and vegetables to help get ready for lunch.
We spent a lot of time exploring seeds. We placed seeds in a clear glass vase with damp paper towels. Over the days, we have been able to observe the stages of a seed which we had read about in the book How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan. We are also trying to sprout avocado seeds and a potato.
~ V is for Volcano~
Printable found at Making Learning Fun
We made a “mountain” around a glass of baking soda. (Ok, you have to squint really hard for it to look like a mountain. ;) We poured vinegar into it to make a volcano.
Books we used this week:
- How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan
- The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds
- Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
- Eating the Alpahbet by Lois Ehlert
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