Saturday, September 16, 2017

Goodnight Moon {Before Five in a Row}

So we're off to a great start with Pre-K!  Eleanor is loving everything she's done so far, and Eloise comes and goes as she pleases. 

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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown was the first row of the year for the girls.  It was actually Eleanor's very first row, but since it's been awhile for her anyway, I wanted to row it again with both girls.  It just so happened that by the time I got my act together to start rowing with her, it was the week of the solar eclipse, so it just worked out that we did Goodnight Moon first this year too.  We did manual suggestions and added some of our own things, based on Eleanor's interests.

Letter 'M'
Eleanor did a simple M is for Moon letter tracing and coloring page.  (Eloise "colored" a similar M is for Moon coloring page.)

We did this Words that start with Mm freebie from Super Teacher Worksheets.  (Subscription based with lots of great stuff, but tons of freebies too!)

When she wanted to use her "scissor book" it happened to be a lion and mane that was next.  

Nursery Rhymes & Tales
We watched a short video for The Three Little Bears (I just found one on YouTube) but we also worked on memorizing Hey, Diddle Diddle.  She colored the corresponding picture from The Real Mother Goose Coloring Book.

Red Balloon
Of course we had to play wth red balloons!

A Bowl Full of Mush
One night we had breakfast for dinner, and I made grits for the "mush" but the girls were not impressed.  We have just never made grits (or oatmeal, or any other mushy foods) enough for the kids to enjoy them.

Moon Craft
We actually did this on the day of the solar eclipse, before heading outside.  Eleanor had a fun time doing this craft.  She used white and gray paint to make a moon.  I cut out the circle and she glued it to black construction paper, then she drew stars all over it!  Eloise painted too, but she didn't want to cut hers out.  

Go Along Books 
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown {we discussed the related illustrations}
My World: A Companion to Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight Moon 1, 2, 3 by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

It was a pretty basic row . . . we didn't even play the game or do some other activities but I'm okay with that.  They'll be there when on weeks we aren't rowing a new book but need something fun to do.

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