Kayleigh is 31 months old
Since it’s officially fall it was time to starting working in some of those favorite fall themes. So we did apples this week. We also took a break from introducing a new letter.
She did these cute little apple puzzles from 2 Teaching Mommies apple unit. We only did letters A-F, as those are the letters we’ve covered so far.
She did really well considering she hadn’t really worked with lowercase letters much. ( My only goal with any letter activities at this point is exposure to the uppercase.) But I told her what the lowercase letter was and she matched it to it’s “mommy” and she got them all correct. That was a nice surprise!
She made this apple collage, also from 2 Teaching Mommies. There was a lot of gluing involved so she was THRILLED!
She really likes these bottle cap 1:1 correspondance activities from COAH, so we did the one from her Apple unit.
As you might of guessed, we read a lot of apple books. Her favorite was Apple-Picking Day (Clifford's Puppy Days) so we read that one a few times. Not enough for me to want to hide it though. LOL
Math & Science Activities
I got out Hi Ho Cherry-Ofor the first time. I thought that’d I’d be able to convince her they were apples but she didn’t even give me a chance. “Oooo cherries!” Oh well!
She liked it a lot. Just not as a counting game. We each took one spin and after that she just wanted me to put all the apples on the trees so she could knock them off. When she tried to sneek it into the living room, I had to put it away. We’d never see those cherries again. LOL
We played an Apple Roll & Count game from 2 Teaching Mommies. She did not want to color the apples after she rolled so we switched to putting on dot stickers instead. She was happy with that.
Our FOAM DICE had dots on them so I covered one of them with numbers so we could work on recognition too.
We played with real apples. This was Kayleigh’s favorite activity of the week. She loved them so much she was willing to count them, sort them, line them up. She drew the line at making a pattern with them though. LOL
She did a great job with this apple shape puzzle from COAH.
We worked on visual discrimination with these same/different apple cards from Prekinders. I didn’t demonstrate and just gave her verbal instruction and she did it quickly and correctly. On the ONE card that she was willing to do. LOL I think I’m going to leave this activity out for next week and see if I can’t get her to do some of the more difficult cards that she ignored. It’s a good skill to work on.
We talked about the parts of an apple using this adorable felt activity from 2 Teaching Mommies.
Life Skills and
Other Fun Stuff
She practiced cutting with this cut and paste activity from COAH. I cut the apple pictures into strips and she just had to cut between each apple. Scissors and glue…what more could she ask for?
We have a new sensory bin for the month of October. Black beans, mini-pumpkin erasers, stretchy skeletons, mini-pumpkins, rubber bats, and halloween buckets. Both girls love it!
We did a little cooking this week and made Cutie Pies from My Montessori Journey. They’re just cute, little apple pies. Kayleigh helped with the cutting, the mixing, and the seasoning. Mackenzie did that plus handled the crust.
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