Thursday, May 13, 2010

Buster The Dog!

Day 3 of the week - The theme this week is Books!
Learning Activity- (Source: The Mailbox Magazine) I placed a stuff kitten into a shoe box and had Connor and Lauren predict what might be in the box. Then I opened the box and removed the stuffed kitten. I introduced the kitten as Betty and I explained that Betty shows up in the story in a box just like the box I showed you. Then I took out the book, Buster by Denise Fleming, and read it aloud.
Project - Paper Buster - I cut shapes from brown construction paper to make Buster. Connor and Lauren glued the shapes together to make Buster. They looked at the illustrations in the book as a guide. Then they drew a face on Buster! Materials Needed - brown construction paper, scissors, glue, black marker
Learning Activities
Today's Activities:
Alphabet - D, writing, beginning sound
Numbers - 5 - counting, following directions
Math Readiness - counting, following directions, recognition
Kindergarten Readiness - The same size
Transition Math - matching, recognition, following directions


  1. As usual, a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You're so darn cute! I love what you do with the kids. I have to talk to you soon... about stuff;) Wish you the best right now!

  3. I'm currently homeschooling my daughter until she starts kinder this fall. I definitely can use some of your ideas to interest her.

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  9. Have you ever read The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy? That would be a fun book to read with this activity. I also have an activity where kids make the head of a dog using a paper plate. They love that activity. Hope you are doing well Kyrstin. Have a wonderful week-end!

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