R is for rice in preschool

The children were exploring the letter "R" by gluing rice on the red letter... By gluing on the rice, the children are able to draw the connection of the sound of the letter "R" to something familiar, something they will remember, and something they can feel... The "R" shape was precut for the children so they could focus on the gluing experience and the texture experience... Rice is such a fun medium to explore... See [...]

By | February 17th, 2011|Categories: Letter of the Week|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

Writing the letter of the week

Each week, when a new letter is introduced, the teacher invites each child to come up and try to print the letter on the dry erase board. The teacher begins by printing a capital and lower case letter on the board first - she identifies each letter as she is writing them for the children to see. Then each child comes up and takes a turn to print the letter. The children in this class [...]

P is for pink polk-a-dots in preschool

Each week, the teachers at our school continue to focus on a letter of the week. This isn't the only time that the children will explore a given letter but it is an opportunity to give a letter some special attention. This week the focus was on the letter P! I noticed that focusing on the letter of the week is also a time when children whose name starts with that letter get a little [...]

By | February 7th, 2011|Categories: Letter of the Week, Painting|Tags: , , , |12 Comments