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Springfield, IL 62704

Letters in our names!

May 23, 2019 We can sort letters that are in our first and last names!  Can your child name the letters that are in their names?  In AND out of order?
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The Crayons' Book of Numbers

Feb 22, 2019 We read the book and used our crayons to count.  Can your child identify numerals to 10?  Can they count out that many objects and tell you how many they counted?  Then we used our crayons to draw a picture of whatever we wanted! :)
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Feb 11, 2019 We can count EACH frog, making sure to touch each one only ONCE!  We can make sure the number matches the number we said AND we can take one frog away to see what we have left!  You can practice this with your child using LOTS of things, ex. cereal, blocks, toys, anything!!! 
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Play Doh Letters

Jan 28, 2019 There are lots of ways to practice our letters and Play Doh is one of our favorites!  Squeezing, rolling, and molding Play Doh is a great way to build hand strength which will help us when we have to hold a pencil all day!  Can your child make letters out of Play Doh?
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Letter Fonts

Nov 26, 2018 We can sort the letters in our names that are in different fonts.  Can your child recognize letters in print that look "different" than what they are used to?
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Apples and Pumpkins

Nov 6, 2018 We read the story Apples and Pumpkins.  We practiced cutting on a line to cut out a pumpkin.  Can your child cut out a curved shape? Sometimes it takes a lot of practice to be able to move scissors and a paper.  We also played letter bingo on pumpkins.  We love Fall!
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The Big Pumpkin

Oct 23, 2018 We read the story The Big Pumpkin.  Afterwards, we put the picture cards back in order of who tried to get the pumpkin from the ground!  We counted characters too!
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I Like Pumpkins

Oct 11, 2018 We read the story I Like Pumpkins.  We talked about pumpkins, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin patches.  Then we rolled the dice (one or two depending on our level), counted the dots, and matched the same number of pumpkins on the 10s frame.  Can your child count 10 objects?
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