Updated: Nov 9, 2022
I hope you have been able to enjoy the sunshine. This week has really been nice. This is the time of year when I love living in the Northwest. We get just a little taste of what we have to look forward to over the next six months!
This is also a time when many parents start thinking about their children going to kindergarten or returning as 4-year olds. I usually get a lot of questions about literacy. I found this article and thought you might like it. This is really a great article and gives you some wonderful ideas.
The one quote I always go back to is that “children are made readers on the lap of their parents.” Try to enjoy reading the same book for the 100th time! :)
This week we are talking about ponds and frogs. In my weekly video, I read the book: A Tadpole Grows Up
On our class YouTube playlist, I’ve added these other books & songs you might like to read or listen to:
Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Big Wide Mouth Frog
Can I Tell You a Secret
Jump Frog Jump
In the Pond
I Don’t Want to be a Frog (This really has preschool humor!)
Curious George Tadpole Trouble
The Teeny Weeny Tadpole
Songs about Frogs:
Five Green and Speckled Frog (Great subtraction song) (Puppets are in the printables PDF)
Home Frog Jump Letters with Animation
Brain Breaks Frogs
Here are some ideas for you to use at home:
Math game: Use lima beans with a black dot as frog eggs (count, add, subtract).
There is a color by number duck in the pdf and a shapes fishing game.
I have also included a frog life cycle game in the printables PDF.
Science: Use a paper plate to make a diagram of the life cycle of a frog.
Make a book that shows the life cycle. (Life cycle printable included in the printables PDF.)
Playdough: Make the playdough into a log and have the 5 green and speckled frogs sitting on the log. You could put the 5 frogs on popsicle sticks and use them as puppets also. (Frog puppets are in the printables PDF.)
I hope you are all doing okay? I found an interesting article about children having some regression during times of stress. This may or may not be a stressful time for you and your family. Certainly life has changed quite a lot.
Again, I have given you many ideas. This is not to overwhelm you. I hope you pick what looks interesting to you and your child and have fun together.
Please know that I am here to help you if I can, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. I love seeing all the projects the children are doing!
Take good care.