Monday: The cow’s day 1º ACTIVITY- We started this day with three videos I download from “you tube”:
a) The first steps of the calf: it’s a good introduction to the vocabulary word of the week Calf. The first day Noarai enjoyed it but the next days I had to cut it. It’s a bit long for toddlers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjSn95gbGRA&feature=related
b) Ryan’s farm: is the “mooing” video. It’s a real sound of cows and this was Noarai’s favourite this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk5D-GAp9kU c) The Cow Song: it has a very simple chorus and they can practice the hello movement they already know and the “mooing” sound, it also has lots of pictures of cows and it’s pretty nice.This video activity was the first thing we did every day of the week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcRJUqykLkc&feature=fvw
2º ACTIVITY- After it, we took the Cow and Calf linked in the material of ourpreschoolhome and put it in our learning poster, here you've got the link: http://ourpreschoolhomeschool.blogspot.com/2007/09/cow-and-calf-picture.html
3º ACTIVITY- Then we printed the Cow for colouring and we use finger painting to colour it, we did it in blue (because Noarai wanted) but it would be better to do it in yellow because it is the colour of the week. For painting with fingers I put her an old shirt, I sat her down on the highchair, and controlled the amount of painting she was taking each time and had near wipes. Noarai was pretty good not eating the painting J (most of the times) so that wasn’t a problem.