After gathering together with all the classes for our our co-op for prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, the pre-k and k's headed off to begin their W adventure. We started with My W Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure. Usually that is followed by a grab bag of letter items, but I completely skipped over that! Some ideas are a whale, watch, wood, world, worm, wand, wheel and washcloth.
The kids then whisked themselves to the table for some coloring and handwriting practice, followed by a letter collage (in this case, drawing wriggly worms). By the way, I do mean whisked. They had the added incentive of playing on the playground if they finished their work well and on time! While they worked, they listened to some books - one about the Wright brothers and the other was Madeline at the White House.
Here are the collage sheets.
Now for the craft! Handprint polar bear pictures (yes, some live in Alaska). We helped trace a hand, and then the child filled in the snow with white paint. Details were added at home once the paint dried. The kids really liked this!
Finally, the kids grabbed a pre-made paper airplane and decorated it with stickers. Originally I was going to have them make their own until my husband showed me the "real" - and much more complicated way of making them. It worked out perfectly. Once done, we had races to see who could fly the farthest. I think they would have liked to keep racing, but the lure of going outside prevailed.
We grabbed our W snack (watermelon of course), and went to play. A very excellent day!
At home Critter and I made up another scrapbook page full of The Wright Brothers (the same pictures I used for Skipper's when he did North Carolina).
Critter also "wrote" a story about a whale that he made out of a small blob on his paper. It was too cute!
We are almost through our alphabet! Next week we look forward to X is for eXploration!