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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

M is for Mouse



For our second day on the Letter M, Little Miss and I worked together on several of the activities that enable us to explore more M words together.  

For the Cut and Paste M words for example, I read her the word and she finds the picture and happily glues the word over it.  The help I am offering, in her mind, is minimal, so I think she feels that she has done it all herself.  And she is getting familiar with the formation of the words, how to place them right side up and facing the right direction. 


Next, we moved on to the Path of Motion Practice Sheet.  She has a lot of fun with these now, and follows the arrows independently to make her letters.

Next, we moved on to one of our favorite Mouse stories.  If you haven't read "The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear", you are truly missing out.  Check it out in this YouTube video below:


Just like all of Don and Audrey Woods' other stories, the imagery in this picture book is so delightful.   But this one is a very fun read-aloud, too.



In our Letter of the Week packet for M, we have a very fun little printable Mouse craft. Printable mice are always fun for children to hold and enact a story that is read aloud to them.  We did this mouse craft recently and here it is below: 


It either comes in color (gray and pink) or your child may color it on their own as we did in this picture up above. 


After cutting it out, you twirl it up into a little cone, tape it together and add the ears and tail.  If you wish to get very spiffy, you might glue googly eyes over the top of the little eyes we put on.  But that's up to you. 

For the activities found in our blog, head over to our store here to check it out in more detail:  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Letter-of-the-Week-M-2085302

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