Sunday 6th October 2013

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I get giddy planning these lessons. There are many excellent resources online and I’ve tried to link all I’ve used here. There were SO many things we could do with letter S. Q day was no where near as cool.

Preschool S Day Lesson Plan
Day 1

Hello Song
Calendar work (Days of the Week song, date, weather)
Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Parable of a Sower Bible Story

Letter S song (Farmer in the Dell) – “S says S, Plant the seeds and watch them grow, Ss, Ss, Ss”
I’m a Little Sunflower Song (below)

**stretch break as needed**

Sort seeds (seperate marigolds, bush beans, watermelon, and lettuce)
Read A Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Plant sequencing cards

Scissor practice
Letter S Dot a doos (while I prepare snack)

Snack: strawberries, star-shaped cucumbers, carrots, saltines

Spaghetti snake painting (outside)
Plant seeds (green beans, lettuce, marigolds, watermelon)

Six and seven in a sack work (spiders, squares, spheres, straws) if time

I’m a Little Sunflower
(Tune: ‘I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little sunflower. 
I’m so small. 
(Sit on the ground.)
Soil. 
(Place hands on the ground next to you.)
Sun. 
(Place arms above head in the shape of a circle.) 
And water make me tall.  
 (Flutter fingers and move hands downward to the ground.) 
When I get all grown up, 
(Sit up on knees.)
You will see.
(Stand with arms bent and touching waist.) 
That I’m as big as I can be! 
(Stand with arms raised high in the air.)

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Archer’s bean, lettuce, and marigold seeds took root and have all been transplanted into our garden.

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Spaghetti painting

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We threw the extra spaghetti to the chickens. They gobbled it up. Funny to see spaghetti hanging from the tree.

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“Senorita Sack” in the middle. She sings and plants “smack-a-roonies” when the right number of items are added. Archer LOVED this activity!

Preschool S Day Lesson Plan 
Day 2

Welcome song
Calendar Work
Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Senses intro (read Your Senses at the Beach by Kimberly Hutmacher)

Parable of Sower with props (man, seeds, rocks, weeds, birds, good soil) SIGHT
S song – “S says S, Plant the seeds and watch them grow”

Stamping and shape tracing background for S art

Simon Says break – HEARING

Cut out and make snakes Ss for S art page

Outside- Itsy Bitsy Spider song, sponge water “painting”, snack (strawberry, saltines, star shaped cheese) TASTE
Smell game (lemon, peppermint, garlic, coffee in small bottles) SMELL
Make slime (borax, glue, food coloring) FEEL

S Letter writing practice
S Letter Hunt Story
Snowman sizer activity

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Turned an old pizza box and drink containers into a game. Dirt had practically no smell. Everything else worked wonderfully. Had fun playing the game later with Violet and Ben when they came home.

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Archer loves giving his slime haircuts. I took this picture just as he was realizing the color was turning to green.

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Cut out Ss from the spaghetti painting day. Big eyes on the little snake was Archer’s idea. He thought it was ah-larious.

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3 Responses to “Letter S Week at Co-op Preschool”

  1. Jason says:

    Name that smell? Game sounds too difficult for me. Not fair.

  2. Grammy Vickie says:

    Bethany, this is amazing! You know you are destined to be a teacher. Archer is blessed by your efforts.

  3. Crystal & Co says:

    Thanks for sharing our spaghetti painted snake letter of the week craft! Love the way yours turned out!

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