1. This week our focus letters were M and T. (We do lots of activities with the whole alphabet, but focus in on 2-3 letters each week.) For letter M, we read some of my favorite mouse books!
2. Another fun way to practice M and T was our Spin and Graph game. The kids loved seeing if M or T would win, all while working on handwriting and beginning sounds!
4. We did another thumbprint activity, because we had to decorate our letter O's for the alphabet exchange. We put 8 legs on each thumbprint to make an octopus. (This was a great informal assessment to see who had one-to-one correspondence.) My goal this weekend is to get the envelopes ready to send. My kids and I are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our letters in the mail!
5. We ended our week with some fun If You Give a Moose a Muffin activities. We did a taste test with mini-muffins and made this graph. (I made it sideways because I realized we'd only done vertical graphs so far, and they need to experience both types.)
|If you give a moose a cake, he'll want icing.|
|If you give a moose a hot dog, he'll want chili.|
|If you give a moose a ball, he'll want a pair of shoes and leg warmers. (Love this one!)|
|If you give a moose a shoe, he'll want laces.|