This past week was another week recapping the alphabet on our second run through. We ran through letters K, L & M and it was a great week! I think Ethan will be sad to see these trays go next week. He had a great time with them!
LETTER K FIND & MATCH
This one was Ethan's favorite tray of the week! I filled our sensory bin with salt and hid some pictures of different letter K's as well as things that begin with K. I included a sheet with matching items on it and Ethan got to dig through the salt to match up the letter K's and photos. He couldn't do this one enough! Of course, the salt bin got played with quite a bit over the week -- it's just too fun!
For this one, I included some different construction paper shapes (squares, circles, rectangle, oval) and Ethan got to build a Koala while identifying the shapes. These shapes were sort of easy for him, but he loved turning them into a Koala bear!
For this one, I set out some pipecleaners and Ethan got to build a ladder. I was hoping he would practice twisting the pipecleaners to attach them, but he really had no interest in anything other than just building a ladder and having his toys climb up. He had a lot of fun with this one, and it was fun watching his imagination go wild.
LINES & SHAPES
Ethan has been really interested in how many lines it takes to make certain shapes. I thought this would be a fun way to make lines into shapes -- as in, he could practice drawing his own. I cut some black strips of paper out so he could lay them on top of the lines he drew to really show the shape and count the sides. He really enjoyed working hard at his shapes with this tray!
LADYBUG LINE DRAWING
For this, we practiced left to right line drawing without tracing. Ethan got to draw lines to the matching ladybugs. He really enjoyed this one and did a great job with his lines!
I set out a tray with different coins and a dollar bill and Ethan got to "measure" them to see which fit best in each allotted spot. He had a lot of fun with this one, too -- he called it "counting money, like daddy at work."
Thumbs -- and pointers -- up!
Ethan is usually a big tracing fan, but I think it was dry erase overkill this week. He only did this tray once and then didn't touch it the rest of the week.
K, L, M MAGNET BOARD
Ethan was also uninterested in the magnet board this week. He glanced at it a few times but never really cared to use it.
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