Preschool Years at Home

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The Week Ahead …

on March 18, 2012

As we move into a new week, we’ll be focusing on spring and the letter Ll. Our planned spring read-alouds include the following:

Other planned activities include …

  • going on a nature walk and hunting for signs of spring
  • photographing signs of spring and using photos to make our own spring-themed book
  • forcing bulbs
  • reviewing the four seasons and sorting picture cards by season
  • making butterflies from coffee filters
  • counting and comparing groups of flowers
  • using flower stickers to create patterns

Planned activities for the letter Ll include the following:

Ll Lunch
Lasagna or lentil soup; lettuce; lima beans; lemon bars; limeade

Make a paper plate ladybug. Use shapes to create a lion.

Memorize 1 John 4:7. Read the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den.

Make limeade.

Fine Motor Skills
Squeeze juice from lemons or limes. Practice opening a lock.

Gross motor skills
Play “Red Light, Green Light.” Climb a ladder.

Language Arts

Collect leaves and use them to decorate an uppercase L. Transform a lowercase l into a ladder. Differentiate between /l/ and /r/ sounds. Talk about likes and dislikes. Read the following books aloud:

Roll dice and add dots to a ladybug. Make patterns from lemon and lime slices.

Review the songs “This Little Light of Mine” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

Social Studies
Begin learning about landforms.

Experiment with light. Review the characteristics of living things.

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