Sep 19, 2009

Preschool: C, clouds and Elijah

This week, Daniel learned about the letter C and what it "says", clouds and weather, and the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal.

Our C box.

Daniel had a lot of fun blowing clouds across the table.

And off the table.

He enjoyed the bear puzzle. This picture distressed him greatly, because he thought the bear wasn't wearing any pants.

He played with the abc puzzle.

Daniel did a LOT of coloring this week.

And a lot of reading. These books have been on their shelf since we started school, and they just noticed them this week. Here, he is pointing out a circle. He has known his shapes for years, long before I would have gotten around to teaching him. He's good at osmosis-learning.

Alphabet Bingo was a favorite. On this particular day, he was taking pleasure in informing his sister, "I have one and you don't." It was driving her insane, so we had to stop the game for some hugging.

He loves to stamp. I give them the letter and number of the week and a small ink pad just for them.

He played a lot with these tiny pattern blocks. He made pictures, he stacked them into towers, and I showed him how to make letters with them although he was not impressed by that, at all.

I put their geometric shapes into the Mystery Bag. They enjoy playing with this, although they will not do it right. :) They stick their hands in there, say, "What is it?" Then pull it out and ask me, "Mom, what is this called?" Although Daniel knows what they are, mostly, he just wants to hear me say it.

(and yes, he dresses himself)

He chose the weather puzzle often. He is into puzzles right now. Usually, this one would be too easy, but with the edges missing, it gave it a twist that made him have to think about it. :)

His favorite this week was pouring water. He had a few spills, (the sponge was for clean up) and dumped all the water out (I only had a teeny bit in there) once. But I made him put it away immediately, and the next time he chose it, he was very respectful.

And one evening, we put on music and danced the night away. Daniel dressed for the occasion, as you can see.
Our favorite books this week were:
Little Cloud by Eric Carle
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G Shaw
Shapes in the Sky by Josepha Sherman
Hi, Clouds and Rain! Rain both by Carol Greene
Clouds by Alice Flanagan
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Raising a Happy Child said...

Great week! I have to try some of your cloud books out when the weather becomes more cooperative for this. We are celebrating fall with 100 degree weather :)

Jolanthe said...

So glad I saw this - we were going to blow cotton balls last week for 'B' and didn't get around to it.

But never thought about using them for clouds! :) Yeah!!

Jeanne said...

What a lovely, lovely week he had at preschool!


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