Here are our plans for this week's co-op:
Letter A (intro Montessori sandpaper letter A this week)
ASL Signs: A, apple
Lotto - printing matching images of different varieties of apple photos onto squares, cut.
A template color with
Ten Apples Up on Top - for counting and physical ed. (see below)
Walk the line: Masking tape on the floor will be in the shape of the week. Kids will practice balancing bean bags on their heads like in the apple bk when we do the walk the line exercise. Later in week we will toss rolled red sock 'apples' into the basket.
Animal crackers and apples for snack. The older children will use the special apple corer/slicer with the handles on it to prepare the apples. The youngers will distribute the paper plates, napkins, and juice. All will clean up. I am putting all the snack gear in a rubbermaid to keep in the school room. We will bring a wastebasket to the table for clean up. A spray bottle and paper towel for finishing wipedown. The children should be able to manage all the above with help. Plenty of practical life skills involved in snack prep/cleanup! (later in week we will make pie per the Apple Pie bk above)
Apples hide and seek - I will hide the apples around the room and they can find the before snack time
Way up high in the apple tree (stretch both arms above your head, hands open)
Five little apples smiled at me (keep arms above head, close hands into fists)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (keep arms above head, "shake" tree)
Down came the apples (bring fists down toward stomach)
Mmmm, they were good! (rub stomach)