Monday, September 21, 2009

ABC/123 Time: Letter A

Our first week of preschool/kindergarten time turned out to be a hit for the girls. We're calling it ABC/123 Time, and you can read my general plans for it here.

We're going straight through the alphabet in order. Here is what our "A" week looked like:

Day 1 - We set out on the Alphabet Path by reading the story of Mrs. Appleby and the Apple Blossom Fairies, the first in the series over at Serendipity. We listened to the Apple Blossom Babies' song, which is magical. (By the way, this CD is beautiful. I enjoy listening to it even when I'm by myself! You can listen to samples of it by clicking on the graphic below.) We traced the letter "A" on the illustration of Mrs. Appleby's dress, and talked about different words that begin with the "A" sound: apple, ant, alligator, etc.

Day 2 - I hid letter A's all over the house, and they had to find them - they really enjoyed this alphabet version of hide-and-seek. We read Rain Makes Applesauce and ate some applesauce.

Day 3 - We read Apples, Apples, Apples and did apple stamping on the letter Aa template.

Day 4 - We read One Hundred Hungry Ants, and then made "Ants on Apple Logs" for a snack. Slice an apple into wedges; these are the "logs". Let children use a plastic knife to spread peanut butter on top of a wedge, and then let them put raisins ("ants") in a line on top of the peanut butter. Enjoy!

Day 5 - Read "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" and place letter "A" on our Alphabet Coconut Tree.

Happy Monday!


  1. Your ABC/123 Time sounds wonderful! I bet you're going to have a great year.

  2. Sounds like a fun week! Only 25 left to go!


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