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Preschool ‘Trees’ Theme

Last week we started our Forest theme, which I have broken up into a few different sub-themes. Last week we learned about trees!

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Here is our book list. There are many, many books about trees – I tried to stick to ones about temperate forests.

You will notice the Lorax by Dr. Seuss is on the list – we also watched the video (the original cartoon, not the new animated one), which has turned into a favorite here.

I found a printable from www.kidsunder7.com for Curly to practice tracing the letter T. She only made it for a couple letters before tiring of it, but I didn’t push it. She has plenty of time to learn to write the letter T! Here is the worksheet.

I appreciated the fact that this printable had a spot for both uppercase and lowercase, even though Curly didn't use them. I will remember them for future use!

I appreciated the fact that this printable had a spot for both uppercase and lowercase, even though Curly didn’t use them. I will remember them for future use!

 

Lately we’ve been focusing on the spelling of Curly’s name. I write her name for her on her projects and always have her spell it as I’m writing it. She gets confused by the end (her name is 6 letters long) but she’s getting better. She never let’s me forget that her name goes at the top of her workbook sheets, so we are getting lots of practice.

For science we headed into our back yard to do some bark rubbings. We have mostly the same species of tree in our yard, the box elder, but we have many trees at different ages, so we were able to get a few different rubbings.

For math, I found a printable from www.lifewithtoddlers.com for Curly to practice tracing/writing the number 1. She enjoyed this one.

We did a couple of different projects for art. Since The Lorax was a such a favorite, we did a truffula tree craft with popsicle sticks, cotton balls, and paint.

The brown figures on the bottom are barbaloots.

The brown figures on the bottom are barbaloots. We used black marker on the popsicle sticks to make them look like they do in the movie.

 

We also did a forest project. I traced Curly’s forearm and hand several times on a large piece of paper, then she painted them. Once they were dry, she used a round foam brush to stamp on some leaves.

We hope you had a great week!