Monday, October 13, 2014

Preschool week 6 and 7

I wont be able to post last weeks or this weeks preschool schedule. It's hunting season here and our CRAZY hectic schedule is starting with volleyball for 2 of my girls and gymnastics twice a week and extra company for hunting. I just don't have time to sit down and go through all of our schedule. Last week we learned about Joseph, the letter C and the number 1. This week were are learning about Moses, the letter I and the number 2. Come back next week and everything will be back to normal.

Menu Plan 10/12

Sunday-Yogurt and granola
Monday-Oatmeal and banana
Tuesday-Yogurt and granola
Saturday-Scrambled eggs and toast

Sunday-Leftover pizza
Monday-Sandwiches, orange, teddy grahams and rice krispie treat
Tuesday-Sandwiches, orange, goldfish and grape tomatoes
Wednesday-Sandwiches, orange, granola bars and chips
Thursday-Sandwiches, grapes, pudding and trail mix
Friday-Sandwiches, orange, chips and candy piece
Saturday-Grilled Chesse

Sunday-Elk steak, twice baked potato and salad
Monday-Taco soup
Tuesday-Spaghetti, salad and garlic bread
Wednesday-Chicken Strips, mac and cheese and fruit
Friday-BBQ Ribs, potato salad and fruit salad
Saturday-Hamburgers, baked beans and corn on the cob

Monday, October 6, 2014

Menu Plan 10/5

Sunday-Hash browns, eggs and sausage
Monday-Donut Holes
Tuesday-Pumpkin Bread
Thursday-Orange cinnamon rolls

Sunday-Ramen noodles
Monday-Sandwich, chips, grape tomatoes, orange and trail mix
Tuesday-Sandwich, orange, yogurt covered raisins and trail mix
Wednesday-Sandwich, orange and cheese filled crackers
Thursday-Sandwich, grapes, grape tomatoes and trail mix
Friday-Wraps, trail mix, grapes and rice krispie treat.
Saturday-Grilled cheese and chips

Sunday-Clam Chowder and rolls
Monday-Hamburgers and fries
Tuesday-Elk Steak, potatoes and corn
Wednesday-Nachos (birthday girls choice)
Thursday-Fish Sticks, rice and salad
Friday-Casserole (not sure yet)
Saturday-Pizza (birthday party food)

Preschool wk 5

Sorry no post about preschool last week. I have not feeling good the last part of the week so didn't keep track of exactly what we did. We learned about Noah's Ark and the zoo. Our letter was Z

Theme-"T" is for tent

Read the story of Abraham
Listen and sing the song "Father Abraham"
Sing our ABC's
Set up the dora and the camo tents in the living room and pretend play.
While playing in tent practice the sound the letter T makes and talk about words that start with T
Practice writing our names. Lil J writes her first name and is learning her last name and lil W is practicing his first name.
Read the poem The Ticket Collector by Maud Keary
  • THE people come, the people go,
  • The ticket man stands there,
  • The trains rush in and out below,
  • And some one steps aside to know
  • How much his extra fare?
  • None stay to look at anything,
  • But each alone intent,
  • Passes with haste or measured swing,
  • And thinking of a different thing,
  • Walks up the dark ascent.
  • O ticket man, the sky is bright
  • With golden floods of sun—
  • Not yours that wide, blue, radiant sight;
  • Here business jostles out the light
  • And night and day are one.

Read the Story Stop, Train, Stop a Thomas the Train Story
Listen to Train is A-comin
Practice drawing a triangle. And have them count how many sides the triangle has
look at what a Toucan is
Snack is grape tomatoes
ABC mouse lesson.

Sing our ABC's
Listen and sing to the song "Father Abraham"
Sing a listen to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
Talk about the sound the letter "T" makes
Practice writing t and T in our alphabet books
Let them do dusting for their chore (they LOVE this)
Listen and act out "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear"
Read the book Freight Train by Donald Crews
Listen to the song "The Teddy Bear Picnic"
Walk around the house and try to find triangles
Look at what a tulip is.
ABC Mouse Lesson

Read the story of Abraham
Listen to "Father Abraham" my kids LOVE this song
Paint stars on a piece of black paper. We used toothpicks with mini marshmallows on the end and white finger paint. We will finish the rest of the art project tomorrow.
Go on a walk and look for anything that looks like a letter T or t and also triangles.
Used flash cards to do numbers 1-10
Talk to them about what happens if the door bell rings and who should answer it. Usually when they door bell rings they go crazy along with the dog and the door gets opened before I can see who it is and if I want to answer it :)
Read the nursery rhyme Tom, he was a piper's son
Tom he was a piper's son,
He learned to play when he was young,
But all the tunes that he could play
Was "Over the hills and far away".

Tom with his pipe did play with such skill,
That those who heard him could never keep still;
Whenever they heard him they began to dance,
Even pigs on their hind legs would after him prance.

Read the book The Legend of the Teddy Bear by Frank Murphy
Listen to "I'm a Little Teapot"
Learn that Tiger starts with T and watch what a tiger does in the wild.
Snack-Toaster Strudel
Do a page from our preschool workbook.

Didn't do preschool on Thursday or Friday.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Menu Plan 9/28

Monday-Pumpkin Muffins
Tuesday-Cheese Danish and fruit
Wednesday-Toaster Strudels
Thursday-Cinnamon rolls
Saturday-Sourdough biscuits and gravy with sausage

Monday-PB sandwich, apple, cheese stick and chips
Tuesday-Soup, orange, cheesestick and applesauce
Wednesday-Cheese, crackers and salami, applesauce, orange and pudding
Thursday-Sandwich, brownie goldfish crackers, grapes, grape tomatoes and orange
Friday-Wrap, grape tomatoes, chips and grapes
Saturday-Butter pasta and veggies

Monday-Fish Sticks and fries and peaches
Tuesday-Crockpot elk steak, potatoes and corn
Wednesday-Breakfast-ham and egg scramble and toast
Thursday-Sloppy joes and fries
Friday-Elk Steak, rice and green beans
Saturday-Hamburgers, baked beans and fruit salad

Friday, September 19, 2014

Preschool Time wk 3

Read the story of Adam and Eve.
Sing ABC song
Listen and sing the song "O, Be Careful"
Start an Apple Tree Craft-
 paint the bottom of kids feet brown for a tree trunk.
Paint with Apples-
 cut apples in half and dip in paint and stamp on paper.
Learn the letter A and the sound it makes
Trace letter A's and then write by yourself
Look through a magazine and find letter A's and glue to the A page in our alphabet book.
Learn how to button and unbutton.
Read "Alligator Pie" by Dennis Lee

Alligator pie, alligator pie,
If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die.
Give away the green grass, give away the sky,
But don’t give away my alligator pie.
Alligator stew, alligator stew,
If I don’t get some I don’t know what I’ll do.
Give away my furry hat, give away my shoe,
But don’t give away my alligator stew.
Alligator soup, alligator soup,
If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna droop.
Give away my hockey stick, give away my hoop,
But don’t give away my alligator soup.

Read "Ten Apples Up on Top" by Dr. Seuss
Listen to The Ants Go Marching

Count mini marshmallows. Lil J up to 10 and Lil W up to 5
Then practiced adding with our mini marshmallows
Look at what a antelope is.
Snack-apples, PB and mini marshmallows.
Lessons on ABC Mouse

Read the story about the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Listen to "O, be careful"
Add the leaves to our Apple Tree craft- paint their hands green to make handprints around the trunk from yesterday.
Do a taste test of different kinds of apples and see which is our favorite.
Walk around the house and find all the things that look like circles.
Clean up some toys in our bedroom
Play with play dough
Tell them about sign language and why people use this form of language and teach them the letter A
Read the poem "Apple Song" by Frances Frost

The apples are seasoned and ripe and sound.
Gently they fall on the yellow ground.
The apples are stored in the dusky bin,
Where hardly a glimmer of light creeps in.
In the firelit, winter nights, they'll be,
The clear sweet taste of a summer tree.
Read The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
Listen to Animal Crackers Song
Look at what an abalone is and where it lives.
Practice the sound letter A makes and practice writing it too
Watch the show about Johnny Appleseed
Snack-Animal crackers
Lesson on ABC Mouse

Finish Apple Tree Craft-add apples to leaves by painting thumbs with red paint and stamping the leaves.
Sing the ABC song.
Make a small batch of applesauce
Try to balance different things on our heads-apples, books, toys
Learn about patterns and make different patterns 
Get number flashcards out and go through numbers 1-10 and have them put them in order. 
Talk about always being polite and saying please and thank you.
Read the poem "Applesauce" by Martha T. Lyon

Peel an apple,
Cut it up,
Put it in a pot.
When You taste it,
You will find
It's applesauce
You've got!

Read the story How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Pretend to be astronuts
Lesson on ABC Mouse

Read the story of Adam and Eve and the tree of knowledge.
Talk about what they did wrong.
Make a paper plate apple craft-finger paint the edges of the plate red. Leave the center white. Glue on some apple seeds and add a pipe cleaner stem. 
Practice writing letter A, the sound it makes.
Bake and apple pie and give to neighbors
Read poem "Animal Crackers" by Christopher Morley

Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,
That is the finest of suppers, I think;
When I'm grown up and can have what I please
I think I shall always insist upon these.

What do you choose when you're offered a treat?
When Mother says, "What would you like best to eat?"
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
It's cocoa and animals that I love the most!

The kitchen's the coziest place that I know:
The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,
And there in the twilight, how jolly to see
The cocoa and animals waiting for me.

Daddy and Mother dine later in state,
With Mary to cook for them, Susan to wait;
But they don't have nearly as much fun as I
Who eat in the kitchen with Nurse standing by;
And Daddy once said he would like to be me
Having cocoa and animals once more for tea!

Read Alligator Shoes by Arthur Dorros
Make and animal paper bag puppet
Act out different animals
Snack-apple juice and avocado
Lesson on ABC Mouse

Play a apple counting game
Bake another apple pie
Make a tree for each season and show how it changes
Play Hi-Ho-Cherry-O
Read Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett
Go to an apple orchard and pick more apples
Snack-Alphabet Soup
Lesson on ABC Mouse.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Menu Plan 9/21

Sunday-French Toast
Monday-Yogurt and granola
Tuesday-Muffins and fruit
Wednesday-Egg in a hole
Friday-Scrambled eggs and ham
Saturday-hash browns and eggs

Sunday-Hot dogs and fries
Monday-Grilled Cheese, grapes, cookie and fruit
Tuesday-Salad, fruit and mini candy
Wednesday-Sandwich, cookie, pudding and fruit
Thursday-Sandwich, grapes, fruit, pretzels with nutella and mini candy
Friday-Salad in a taco shell, grape tomatoes, fruit and pudding
Saturday-english muffin pizzas

Sunday-Pizza and salad
Monday-Spaghetti, garlic bread and salad
Tuesday-Macaroni and cheese with meat mixed in. Veggie
Wednesday-Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes and asparagus
Thursday-Corn dogs and fries
Friday-Lasagna, garlic bread and salad
Saturday-Chili and cornbread