Archive for February, 2011

Letter of the Week Letter I


Last week our letter was I.  Hailey was really sick last week and we didn’t get to all of our letter I activities.  Here are the ones we were able to do:

Hailey colored her letter I words that we glue onto index cards and turn into a book (we do this for each letter).  After she finished cutting them out she asked for some blank paper so that she could write all of her words down.  She really enjoys writing.

The rest of her letter I activities are from the Raising Rock Stars Preschool curriculum.

She colored her verse for the week.

She was very proud of how well she stayed in the lines.  I was too!  It’s amazing how well she can do when she doesn’t try to rush.

Then she colored her strong man.

She cut him out and glued him on a piece of construction paper.

She even added some hair.

Here is the finished strong man with her verse for the week.

Hailey practiced writing the letter I.  She loves to write letters!

Then she read the “I Can” book.  She loves books like this because she can figure out how to read them all by herself.

That’s it for the letter I.  Here’s a couple other letter I activities we did in the past.  Hailey is feeling much better this week so our letter of the week post for next week should have more activities.

Presidents Day Activities


We did a few activities today to celebrate Presidents Day.

First Hailey found an Abraham Lincoln mask in one of my Mailbox magazines that she wanted to make.  I cut the middle out of a paper plate and then she painted it.

I cut out a hat and glued some popsicle sticks on.  I used clothes pins hold everything together until the glue dried.

Abraham Lincoln

Next we made George Washington’s cherry tree.  I traced Hailey’s arm and hand in pencil and then she painted inside the lines to make the tree.  (I found this idea at Preschool Playbook.)

Painting the top green.

The finished cherry tree.

Next we made Abraham Lincoln’s house.  Hailey glued some popsicle sticks on to make the house.  (I also found this idea at Preschool Playbook.)

Abraham Lincoln’s finished house.

Then we did a little experiment to see if we could clean some pennies.  Hailey mixed 1 tsp of salt with 1/4 cup of vinegar.

We found some dirty pennies.

As soon as Hailey dropped them into the mixture they started coming clean.  It made a big difference!

Happy Presidents Day!

Where do Animals Live in the Winter


As a wrap up to learning about where animals live in the winter I thought it would be fun to make a poster that I found at Fun4Kids.

Hailey colored several different animals.

Then she glued various pieces onto the poster- a cave, tree, burrows, rocks, etc.

Then we talked about (reviewed) where each animal lives during the winter and Hailey glued  the animals to the correct places.

Then Hailey added some snow (cotton).

Once it was dry I added the words.

Then we talked about how Polar Bears stay warm during the winter even though they live where there is snow.

First Hailey put her bare hand in the snow- and decided it felt pretty cold.

Then she put on a “blubber glove.”  I had 2 ziploc bags.  In one bag I put Crisco.  Then the 2nd bag I turned inside out and put inside the first bag so that the Crisco wouldn’t get all over Hailey’s hand.

Hailey put her hand back in the snow and thought it was pretty neat that it no longer felt cold.

Hibernating Bear


Since we have been learning about animals in the winter we just had to make a cave for a hibernating bear!

Hailey painted a shoebox brown.

Then she ripped apart brown paper.

Then we glued the brown paper all around the cave.

Lastly she glued some cotton on the top for snow.

Shhhhh…. there’s a bear sleeping in there!

Then we made a cave in Hailey’s playroom and she hibernated for a little while with her stuffed bear.

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