My Favorite Quotes:

A person's a PERSON no matter how small... -Dr. Seuss

I am a little pencil in the hand of God who is sending a love letter to the world. - Mother Teresa

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to THINK, than WHAT to think- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. - James Beattie

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thursday Preschool Playdate Letter W , Oceans & Fish!

We learned about the letter W this week--- water, walrus, whale....
And all about Oceans and Fish!
As you can see we had Scarlett's pet goldfish in the middle of the table- we talked about taking care of fish as a pet and they all got to feed the goldfish a tiny bit of food.

We worked on our counting.  They each had two paper goldfish bowls and used goldfish crackers. I wrote a number on the dry erase board and they had to recognize the number and put that amount of "fish" in the goldfish bowl.  Some needed more help than others but they all did a really great job and seemed to enjoy it!
We played one of my favorite SENSORY games.  Blindfolded they put their hands in a grab bag and feel around for something.  They had to describe it without looking and then finally got to take off the blindfold- they always get sooo excited!
They pulled out lots of different ocean life- starfish, sea shells, sand dollars, etc.
Then we got on our "pretend" scuba gear and swam out to the backyard.  Then they  hunted for sea shells in the OCEAN (aka. plastic pool).
We sang a cute song about 5 little fish- each of them got to hold a paper fish and sing along.
We read 2 really cute books from the library called:
The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen (they just laughed at this!!)
and Rainbow Fish discovers the deep sea by Marcus Pfister


Stacie said...

Looks like the kids had a blast! I love the idea of the goldfish in the middle of the table.

Cara said...

Looks like lots of fun!

jd6405 said...

In my preschool classroom we have a fish tank! The children love having classroom pets!! I love the blindfolded sensory game too! So cute!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

That looks like so much fun! What a great preschool day! And yes, we are in the North Dallas Area too!

abbie said...

So many great activities. Looks like they are really having a fun time and learning too!

Debbie Diesen said...

What wonderful water word activities!

Debbie Diesen (author of The Pout-Pout Fish)