Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Core Knowledge Preschool Week One (Bouquet)




This year I am doing the Core Knowledge “What Your Preschooler Needs to Know” program at home with my near 3 and 4 year old. This is a great program to do with your kiddos whether or not they are in formal preschool (many of the activities do not take long and parents are GREAT teachers!). There are 2 activity books (one for 3-4 year olds, one for 4-5 year olds). The activity books are much more than a workbook and have great early learning and pre-reading ideas. We are doing the 3-4 year old book this year and will continue to do the 4-5 year old one next year when my 4 year old goes to Pre-K. For the blog I will include what we did that was included in the program and what we added. Many of these ideas can be used whether you do the program or not.

Enjoy this
 
Core Knowledge Preschool Week One for
(Seedlings ~ preschool age)...
From the Program…
*(Activity Book Pages 1-5): Name, Comparing, Teapot Collage, Guess Which One?
*Read Polly Put the Kettle On (Read-Aloud Book pg. 8)

 What we Added…
*Sorted Socks (Comparing) ~ Dump a pile of socks on the ground and find matches (older kids can learn how to fold socks together
*Played Memory (Comparing)
*Name ~ Use a glue bottle to write kid’s name. Kiddo puts on googly eyes, pompoms, beans, tissue pieces, beads, sequins, …what else?
*We had a Tea Party and practiced manners!
*Practiced the letter A and the short a sound (made apple print A’s and added a-words, read The Adventures of Abby Alligator {Alpha Tales Book}.

More ideas…

Please BRAINSTORM your ideas/suggestions in the COMMENTS below for the Core Knowledge Preschool Week One!
Happy Teaching!
~Sara
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