Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Old Lady Activity

I am FINALLY getting around to posting our I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie activity...

After reading the story, I had students color the old lady and the story pieces (compliments of Lil' Country Kindergarten...click here for the link).  I put all of the story pieces in a ziplock bag and attached it behind the old lady.  I'm not sure the source of the old lady printable.  I got it from a teacher that I subbed for.  I loved that one of my students colored the old lady's face green... I think I'd be feeling pretty green too if I ate everything that she did!  haha!

Before Thanksgiving, we also completed "Feather Count" from Julie Lee's Happy Thanksgiving Unit.

Today, we began Christmas tree activities!  Tomorrow I'll post the hole-punched Christmas trees that we decorated!


  1. I love your site! You have such cute activities and its so nice to see another Pre K teacher. You teach 3's and 4's? Can I ask what kind of math activities do you do with your 3's? Whats your schedule like if you dont mind me asking with them?

  2. Hi Melissa! Great to hear from you! I teach 3s on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 4s MWF. Regarding math, we review shapes and coins everyday. We also count everyday. We've worked up to 30, plus we count by 10s to 100, by 5s to 40 and backwards from 10-0. I also incorporate math as morning work on some days by having a math worksheet from Mailbox, and I always have a math center everyday. We work on a variety of skills including patterning, sorting, counting objects, matching objects to numbers, ordering numbers, and recognizing and writing numbers. My schedule is as follows...

    9:00-9:10 Morning Work (parents are welcome to stay and help their student)

    9:10-9:30 Calendar

    9:30-10:00 Center Rotations (I have 3 centers- something math related, something relating to reading skills, and a table-toy activity)

    10:00-10:30 Read Aloud and Craft

    10:30-10:45 Bathroom, Snack (I play sight word movies during snack time, then after students finish snack they go to the classroom library)

    10:45-11:10 Free Play (I do assessments during this time)

    11:10-11:25 Fundations (Letters/letter sounds)

    11:25-11:45 Math Review (Counting, Coins, Shapes)

    11:45-12:00 Pack-up/Dismissal (Students watch sight word movies here too)

    Hope this helps!! Please don't hesitate to ask any other questions!! Thanks again for visiting my blog : )

  3. Thanks for replying back! Question, is your schedule the same for your 3's and 4's? If so what kind of morning work do your 3's do? How do you differentiate the learning?

    Love the newest post! I want to make those trees!

  4. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you this time! My schedule is the same for my 3s. I have a small class of 3s and several came to me already knowing a lot, so it works that I can do with them a lot that I do with the 4s. As far as differentiating...I give more support to the ones that need it by assisting them more than the ones that are more independent. The academic activities happen during centers when we are in small groups. I have one group doing one activity. My aid has another group doing a different activity, and the third group is playing with table toys. In my newest post, I included a link to a freebie where students order numbers from 11-20. For my students who need more support with this activity, I will differentiate by writing the numbers in the blanks for them and they just match the numbers. I hope this helps... I know my answer wasn't too specific!

  5. No I love it! Thanks so much for answering all my questions. I've taught Prek (4 year olds turning 5) for about 5 years but this is my first year with a 3 year old class and a 4 year old class so I'm still trying to figure things out with my 3's. I have some who are just sooooo lost with activities. Thanks again for answering, I'm sure I'll have more;)

  6. Ask away anytime! I'm more than happy to help!