In Reading last week, early preschoolers listened to the AlphaTales read-aloud “The Quiet Quail” by Heather Feldman. This funny story was about Quincy Quail who did not like the loud quacking from her noisy friend, Dotty Duck. This story helped the young children recognize the letter Q and the sound of Q. They learned about pictures in the story that begin with Q: quail, quilt, quiet, quack, and Quincy.
In Nursery Rhymes, we sang “Five Little Ducks” and repeatedly recited the phrase, “quack, quack, quack” to reinforce the sound of the Letter Q. We also recited “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Frere Jacques.”
In Language, early preschoolers learned the name and sound of the Letter Q. They made a Queen out of a Letter Q and a Quail craft. Students also did some Q-tip painting, as well painted a Queen coloring page.
In Visual Arts, each student made a white handprint sprinkled with glitter on a red heart. Each red heart was displayed on the classroom board with these words “Love Is An Open Door.” The children also enjoyed making an Olaf Craft out of a white tube of construction paper, googly eyes, twigs, an orange pom-pom for a nose, and 3 circle-shaped black buttons.
In Math, we practiced writing numbers 1 to 5 inside a picture of a fish. With their teacher, each student also traced the numbers 1 to 5, and pasted them inside the fish bowl while counting up to 5.
In Movement and Coordination during JumpBunch, students played with a huge ball and used their large muscles in a coordinated way to kick the ball with both legs while lying down on the floor.