We are of course reading lots of Dr. Seuss's books. A great advatage to studying Dr. Seuss in November rather than March is that all his books were available at the library. I also found a great children's biography which is perfect for preschoolers.
|Pebble First Biographies: Dr. Seuss|
WRITING CENTER ADDITIONS
|big buddy's name in sand paper letters, coloring pages|
& mazes from seussville.com
skills practiced: fine motor, letter recognition, creativity,
LEARNING "TRAYS" - I rotate these, setting out about four a day from which the boy's can choose.
|matching rhyming words - this is a new skill for big buddy |
so i used paint strips to make it self-correcting.
(i've made the pdf available here)
skills practiced: phonetic awareness, comparing, print carries meaning,
|craft stick book cover puzzles (all images were found|
via google & adhered with homemade mod podge)
skills practiced: fine motor, problem solving, reading comprehension
|collage box, glue, scissors, & tape - this is an open ended art |
activity but I will encourage big buddy to create some
skills practiced: fine motor, cutting, creativity,
|dr. seuss hat matching game (i've made the pdf available here, |
you'll need to print it twice to make the game)
skills practiced: comparing, sorting, one-to-one correspondence
|apples on top counting game. this is game i made for |
our apple unit - it correspondences with the dr. seuss book
"ten apples up on top"
skills practiced: rational counting, numeral recognition, fine motor,
|twister-like alphabet game|
skills practiced: gross motor, social, letter & body part recognition,
|sorting star beads on to pipe cleaners|
skills practiced: fine motor, counting, sorting
|magnetic sensory bottles: metal marbles in water, pipe|
cleaners, magnetic letters in water
skills practiced: concept of magnetism, fine motor, comparing,