Summer School for Pre-K
Our district provides a month long summer "school" for upcoming kindergarten students. We are half-way through the program. For the students who have had no preschool experiences it is invaluable.
Focusing on using literacy as the combining force--I have been utilizing favorite books to introduce making connections or using their schema. Each day I include some type of fine-motor skill activities through art.
This was our first book. The kids love the silliness of the text. But it also in a way to begin focusing on colors, shapes, and body parts.
Next we began using some sea-life creatures to make Rainbow Fish and Swimmy.
I got the idea for the seahorse from here.
Using foam brushes the kids painted the surface with white glue and laid the tissue paper on. After it had dried for a while, we went over the entire seahorse with white glue again. I found that waxed paper makes a great messy tray for working!
Again, thanks to Mrs. Jump, I used the book about Pout-Pout Fish to incorporate fine motor skills of cutting! Interesting with a large group of 17 kids and ME!
Pete the Cat and his white shoes was a favorite of my kids last year in first grade. I used it and of course the kids love it juuuuusssst as much!
The Grouchy Ladybug was our last feature on Friday. I "thought" this would be an easier process but knowing what is close and far away is not in their vocabulary yet!
Stay tuned...next week is coming.