C template, glue on popcorn kernels or cornmeal
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (by Eric Carle)
The Little Cloud
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle
Christopher, the Holy Giant by Tomie DePaola (dramatize by carrying a baby doll on shoulders)
We will make cookies from pre-rolled dough and frost them green. We will arrange them in the form of a caterpillar for fun. Cooking with children is an obvious extension this week. The Mom and Me Cookbook is a lot of fun. It is full of the outstanding photos and clear instructions for which DK is famous. Mollie Katzen's Pretend Soup is another good bet.
intro coins - use them for the crayon resist, match them, discuss their value. Print the page linked and add to the binder.
Calendar - hang up a large wall calendar and begin noting the date each day. (we will add to this each week) Additionally (or instead of!) print these pages for the preschool notebook and note them at the beginning of each learning time.
Cylinder - more accurately a geometric solid. Most of our kids know their basic shapes so I am digging out the Montessori solids. Look for can shapes this week to ID as cylinders
Collage! There are so many possibilities here. We will start with something small and not messy : ) Take a sheet of clear contact paper and peel off the backing. Lay sticky side up on table. Place an 8x11 piece of colored cardstock cut into a 1inch border/frame on top. Fill the center of the frame with torn tissue paper in various colors. Top with another sheet of clear contact paper sticky side down this time. Easy Peasy. <g>
C is for Cookie (Cookie Monster's song)
C is for cookie
That's good enough for me,
C is for cookie,
That's good enough for me, C is for cookie,
That's good enough for me.
Oh Cookie, Cookie, Cookie starts with C!
Science - cotton ball clouds and caterpillar life cycle (ck out the second life cycle link and scroll way down to the project - way cool and can fit in a page protector. My favorite ; )) You can also be discussing healthy snack choices with reference to the Hungry Caterpillars digestive woes.
Ok, that's more than enough to keep us hoppin' this week. Time for bed! Have a great week y'all!