Every third week in my classroom we take time to review concepts learned from the previous two weeks . During this week I pull out a mixture of activities from previous weeks to revisit. Here are a few activities that I haven't posted yet.
1,2 3 Dice Toss: I remade a foam die with paper and covered the corners with plastic tape. On 3 faces I wrote the numbers 1-3 and on the other 3 faces I put 1-3 dots. We played several games with the die, working on recognizing/counting to 3. In this picture we are playing an apple picking game - roll the die to see how many apples you can pick off of the tree!
We also played "1,2,3 Move" with our die as a group game. One student would roll the die. We'd see where it landed and then do a physical action (jumping, spinning, clapping hands, etc.) the amount of times that the die showed. It was a great way to practice taking turns and to learn how dice games work.
Spicing up curriculum: As I stated in an earlier blog, we use Abeka curriculum for the "bones" of our lesson plans. The pages are pretty basic tracing/coloring. I usually add something creative to help make the pages a little more fun and interactive. For number 3 we painted 3 gingerbread men - but not just with any old paint - we added cinnamon to make it spicy!
We also started discussing the changes that are happening during the fall season. I added corn, fabric leaves, fall confetti, shovels, and sifters into our sensory table.