“A” week comes to an end….

September 5, 2011

We had a fun and creative week learning all about the letter A and apples!  We made alligators on Thurs. and then read “There’s an Alligator Under My Bed”  by Mercer Mayer today.  Every time I read the word Alligator, the children held up their gators.  Then we made “Eaten Apples” out of paper plates.  And learned a cute song to sing about them.


Apple Tree:

Way up high in the apple tree,

5 little apples smiled at me,

so I shook that tree as hard as I could,

down fell the apples….

mmmmm, they were good!

We are looking forward to what next week has in store and learning all about the letter B!

paper plate apples

Making our eaten apples.

apple leaves

The leaves for our apples.

paper plate apples

Our finished eaten apples.


Painting our gators.


Stamping the letter A onto the gators.


Finished gators!

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A is for Astronaut!

September 2, 2011

We started our curriculum this week with the letter A.  We were hard at work learning all about the letter, what begins with the letter and the sound it makes.  We created an Astronaut paper plate craft and even sculpted Play Doh into the shape of an A.  What a fun way to start the week!

crafting an astronaut

First we started with black paper for the outer space background and added star stickers.

crafting an astronaut

Next we painted a circle cut from the middle of the paper plate.

paper plate astronaut

Then we glued the face on, added google eyes, yarn hair and a happy smile. Then glued the paper plate ring over the face for the helmet.

sculpting play doh

Sculpting Play Doh into the letter A.

Look for more on the letter A this week as we continue to learn about Apples!

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Apples, apples everywhere!

September 1, 2011

We learned all about apples today. They come in different colors, they have a core and seeds.  The story “Apples, Apples, Apples” by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace showed the children how apples are planted, grown, picked and eaten.   We have been reading about apples and even tasting them!  We had a taste test and then polled the children on which one they liked best…..the consensus was red, then green and yellow came in last.  The craft today was apple stamping, pretty fun! We also examined the apples and their seeds with magnifying glasses.

Apples, Apples, Apples

painting with apples

Painting with an apple cut in half. Painting with apples.


 apple prints

Apple Prints
apples in preschool

Examining an apple with a magnifying glass.

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