Tot Preschool Week 1: Colors

 

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Week 1 of our Tot Preschool program will be spent working with colors! We will be exploring the world of colors, while also refining our fine motor skills, familiarizing ourselves with the first 5 letters of the alphabet, building our math skills, establishing correct letter formation, and experimenting with the color wheel. As we go through this first week, we will update this post with pictures and details from our activities and projects. This week, we will be covering letters A to E and numbers 1 to 5, as well as learning all about circles and starting our preschool journals. Here is a layout of what our first week together will look like:




Take a tour of our classroom in our post ” Our Homeschooling Room “.

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Morning Meeting: Each day begins with a ” Morning Meeting ” where we discuss the date, months in a year, days of the week, and create a visual representation of how many days we have been in school together. We will also discuss and track the weather, introduce the letter of the day, talk about the shape of the week, discuss our schedule and activities for the day, and have a story time featuring a book that relates to the theme of the week.

Letter Of The Day: Aa
Shape Of The Week: Circle
Storytime: My Many Colored Days

Letterland:

Alphabet Actions and Sounds Video

Annie Apple Says …

Writing The Letter A ( Carpet Writing )

What Starts With Aa Brainstorming Chart

Concept Activity:

Introduction To Colors Chart

” I See ” Pocket Chart

My Colorful Name ( Coloring Sheet )

Outside Play: ( During our outside time, the kids have the option of rotating through the options I lay out for them in our outside classroom or they can also choose to do something more physical. If the weather is nice, we may start our outside time off with a walk in our neighborhood or a fun game )

Colorful Sensory Bin ( Red and Blue )

Art Center : Letter A Worksheet and Crayons

Science Center: Colors In Nature

Center Explorations:

Free Exploration ( Since this is our first day in our new space, we will be touring our classroom, talking about all of our options, and the kids will get to select what they want to explore for the first time )

Letter and Number Work:

Journaling ( Each day we will be ” journaling “. During this time, we will be working on letter and number formation, given a daily “writing” assignment, forming our early math skills, and learning to write our names. We’ve been reading and learning a lot about the benefits of journaling in preschool. Here is a great link to another blogger who uses these journals in her classroom setting. )

Free Play / Craft Time:

Apple Stamping

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Letter Of The Day: Bb
Shape Of The Week: Circle
Storytime: Little Green Peas

Letterland:

Alphabet Actions and Sounds Video

Bouncing Ben Says …

Writing The Letter B ( Carpet Writing )

What Starts With Bb Brainstorming Chart

Concept Activity:

Shades Of Colors With Color Rings

” I See ” Pocket Chart

My Colorful Name ( Shades )

Outside Play:

Colorful Sensory Bins ( Yellow and Green )

Art Center: Letter B Worksheet and Markers

Science Center: Flower Experiment Phase 1 ( Observational Drawing )

Outside Equipment

Center Explorations:

Coloring Sorting Train

Reading ( One of our centers will be our classroom library. During this time, the kids can choose different books they want to look through and “read”. We’ll be practicing the reading concept of ” taking a picture walk ” and hunting for any letters that we know. The kids are free to choose a book from our library or from the basket of books we have gathered that relate to the theme we are focusing on any given week. )

City Blocks

Letter and Number Work:

Journaling

Free Play / Craft Time:

Homemade Heart Crayons

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Letter Of The Day: Cc
Shape Of The Week: Circle
Storytime: ” A Color Of His Own ”

Letterland:

Alphabet Actions and Sounds Video

Clever Cat Says …

Writing The Letter C ( Carpet Writing )

What Starts With Cc Brainstorming Chart

Concept Activity:

Chameleon Changing Colors Video

My Colorful Name ( Create Your Own Puzzle )

Outside Play:

Colorful Sensory Bins ( Orange and Brown )

 

Art Center: Letter C Worksheet and Free Choice

Science Center: Flower Experiment Phase 2 ( Observational Drawing )

Center Explorations:

Color Sorting Tubes

Reading

Alphabet Soup

Letter and Number Work:

Journaling

Free Play / Craft Time:

Chameleon Color Wheels

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Letter Of The Day: Dd
Shape Of The Week: Circle
Storytime: ” Little Blue and Little Yellow ”

Letterland:

Alphabet Actions and Sounds Video

Dippy Duck Says …

Writing The Letter D ( Carpet Writing )

What Starts With Dd Brainstorming Chart

Concept Activity:

Paint Blending Video

Paint Mixing Activity

My Colorful Name Activity ( Stencils and Crayons )

Outside Play:

Colorful Sensory Bins ( Pink and Green )

Art Center: Letter D Worksheet and Painting

Science Center: Flower Experiment Phase 3 ( Observational Drawing )

Outside Equipment

Center Explorations:

Match It! ( Counting )

Reading

Links With Number Cards ( 1-5 )

Letter and Number Work:

Journaling

Free Play / Craft Time:

Squeegee Painting

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Letter Of The Day: Ee
Shape Of The Week: Circle
Storytime: ” Mouse Paint ”

Letterland:

Alphabet Actions and Sounds Video

Eddie Elephant Says …

Writing The Letter Ee ( Carpet Writing )

What Starts With Ee Brainstorming Chart

Concept Activity:

” I See ” Pocket Chart with color names

My Colorful Name ( Free Choice )

Outside Play:

Water Sensory Bin ( Color Theory )

Art Center: Letter E Worksheets and Free Choice

Science Center: Colors In Nature

Outside Equipment

Center Explorations:

Free Exploration

Letter and Number Work:

Journaling

Free Play / Craft Time:

Color Mixing With Hand Prints

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This portion of this post will be updated once our week has concluded!

This week, we’ll add the following words to our word wall:

Blue
Red
Pink
Orange
Black
Brown
White
Green
Yellow
Purple