The Ontario Community Library is hosting it's 5th annual writing contest. Both my school aged girls are excited to enter the contest, because, the grand prize..... is a Kindle. I figure if they are encouraged to write a story through bribery, it is o.k. with me.
The theme this year is: A Library Memory, and can be fictional or not. Both my girls are opting for the fictional aspect. Ask your kids what their favorite library moment is. Share it with us in the comments below. We would love to hear what kinds of things you do at your public library.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Since we are focusing on the letter "D" this week, we had to discuss dinosaurs. Almost every preschool child I know loves dinosaurs.
Then he will ask you for a napkin. When he see's the napkin he will remember that he also needs to clean up in dinosaur-ville. He will go back to dinosaur-ville and help all the dinosaurs clean up.
- We put together a giant floor puzzle.
2. We read a couple books, My first Dinosaur touch and Feel and Dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles. The book on the right belonged to my husband when he was a little boy and we enjoy looking at all the pictures he drew inside.
3. We even wrote our own story fashioned after the stories written by Laura Numeroff. She has written several books, one we recently checked out at the library was, If you give a Pig a Party. This is a great activity for teaching sequencing.
If you give a dinosaur a Danish
If you give a dinasour a danish...
he will want a glass of milk to go with it. When you bring him into the kitchen and get him the milk,
he will dip the danish in the milk and gobble it up.
But, he will accidentally spill the milk because his arms are so tiny.
Try making your own stories up. It can be a lot of fun.
Monday, September 16, 2013
This week is Letter D. We are going to have "dog" day. Read stories like Dogerella, Go Dog Go, What is love Bisquit?, and Dr. Suess ABC.
Practice writing the letter D with washable markers and a clear plastic protective sheet over tracing pages.
Sing silly songs. And of course cooking day. Where we will try to make donuts.