Preschool Lesson: Letter A

I'm sure our preschool classes are starting much later than most. And our class is very small: Just two sweet little three-year-olds.  And we only meet twice a month.  So, yes, this is a very low key, low stress endeavor.  That's exactly how I like it!  I figure these girls have two years of preschool ahead of them. We can afford to take it slow.

Anyway, today was A.  So here's what we did:

We started with a story.



Then we peeled our apples and put them on to simmer.


While the apples simmered. We read another story:
 

Then we made some alligators to go along with our story.

If you're familiar with the Montessori method, you may know about sound drawers.  It's been a while since I've had a preschooler, so it was fun to pull out the sound drawers and talk about things that start with A: apple, ant, astronaut.

We traced letter A (big and small made from sandpaper) with our fingers. And then we tried writing it in the salt box.


We made some As from playdough too.
By then our apples were ready to smash. So that's what we did!!

smooshing

Stirring in the sugar and cinnamon

Enjoying sweet success

After 15 minutes of  play time, class was dismissed! So much fun.

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