Thursday, September 9, 2010
Turtle Shape Swim-Cut out a fairly large triangle, circle, square and rectangle and secure them to the floor. Explain to your child that they are now a turtle and their job is to swim in a circle around the “rocks” (the shapes) while you play music. When the music stops, you will call out a shape and then the turtle has to quickly swim and land on the “rock” you call out. After you’ve played a while by calling out the name of the shape, make it a little harder and tell your child to land on the round shape, or the shape with three sides.
Connection to last week-talk about how turtles need air, water and food like owls.
Writing the Letter “T”- Show your child how to make the letter “T.” There is a great site with printable handwriting sheets you can use. I printed off the turtle page for “T” for Lily to use. http://www.first-school.ws/theme/animals/reptiles/turtle.htm This site has a lot of other great ideas to use.
Story Time!-Read a book that shows a fictional turtle character, such as Franklin Goes to School by Paulette Bourgeois. While reading, talk about how Franklin is pretend and make some comparisons between real turtles and Franklin. You may want to have a picture of a real turtle to show at the same time.