Letter C and the Hungry Caterpillar

In Reading, early preschoolers enjoyed several read-aloud and picture books including “May I Please?” by Kyla Steinkraus, “First Alphabet” by Baby Einstein, “The C Book” by Jane Belk Moncure, “The Thankful Book” by Todd Parr, “Apple Farmer” by Monica Wellington, “Ten Little Caterpillars” by Lois Ehlert, and “Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple” by A.H. Benjamin.

In Language, we read Eric Carle’s “Hungry Caterpillar”. Early preschoolers learned the name and sound of the Letter C. To gain background knowledge on words that start with C, students saw pictures of a cap, compass, car, corn, cookie, camera, coins, candy, carrots, camel, cat, cup, coconut, comb, candle, and cactus. Then the children created awesome language arts activities on the Letter C: “Crab Craft out of a C,” “Letter C Collage with stamp sized caterpillars pasted on C,” “Little Crab Handprints,”  “Lowercase C into a Caterpillar” and “Callie the Cat Paperbag Puppet.”

In Nursery Rhymes, early preschoolers sang nursery rhymes using their 5 senses: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” “Pat-A-Cake,” and “Where is Thumbkin?”

In Math, students had fun learning about Numbers 1 and 2. They listened to the read aloud, “My 2 Book” by Jane Belk Moncure. Early preschoolers also used their Math Journals to learn about Number One by pasting the number 1 and 1 apple on it. To learn about Number Two, they pasted the number 2 and 2 apples on it. The children also used their fine motor skills to paint a red circle and a yellow square.

In Science Discovery, early preschoolers listened to the read-aloud “Apple Trees and the Seasons,” a real-life science picture book by Julie Lundgren. After the story, students tasted red and green apples. Yummy!

In Virtue of the Month, the children loved the story “Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple” by A.H. Benjamin and Gwyneth Williamson. This wonderful tale teaches the virtues of respect, friendship and sharing with the help of one juicy red apple!

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