The letter O is supposed to be the 25th letter we study in our Raising Rock Stars Preschool curriculum, but I couldn't resist doing an "O is for Olympics" unit. So, we'll get back to the other letters next week! ;) Our verse for the week was "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good." Psalm 118:1.
Coloring our verse sheet - again with one color! ;)
This is not the best picture for these two vocabulary cards, but there is a story behind them. As I mentioned before, each letter had 9 vocabulary cards with words that start with the letter of the week. Some weeks she knows all of them, but sometimes there are new words that she learns. This week, was the latter.
When I pointed to the Otter and asked her if she knew what it was, she said "yes, a sea otter". Wow! I wasn't expecting that. I'm pretty sure she learned it from either an ipad app or the Cat in the Hat cartoon on PBS. I did explain that the card was just for Otter, since there could be river or sea otters. I don't know if you can see it, but the card next to the Otter card is for an Orangutan. This is the conversation that followed:
M: that's a gorilla
Me: well, it's actually an orangutan.
M: well, it's a little bit a monkey, too. And a gorilla is a little bit a monkey, too.
Her face was so cute when she said it and who wants to really argue with a 3 year old, so I just said, "ok." ;)
For the craft, she just colored all of the O's in the verse.
We didn't do too many activities that weren't part of the RRSP or Olympic pack, but since we always do a collage for our letter of the week, we used Oatmeal for O.
This printable is what made me skip the other 5 letter units to study the letter O.
I found this awesome Olympic pack from 3 dinosaurs. There are so many things in the pack, that we'll be using for 2 or 3 letter units!
She helped the athletes get to the medals...
One of my favorite Olympic activities I found were these flag cards from tinyme. First we looked at each card and talked about its colors and stripes and/or emblems.
B: no that's not the Japanese flag
M: yes it is
B: no the Japanese is white with a red circle
M: no, it has an X, right momma?
Me: what are we talking about?
M: the flag with green and black and an X
Me: oh, are you talking about the Jamaican flag?
M: yeah, the Jamaica flag, daddy.
I know she saw that flag on TV because some track events were on the Olympics at the time and I'm so impressed that she remembered that it started with a J. She probably tried to say it and Brandon said Japan - not sure how it actually started, but the minute I said Jamaica, she knew that was the flag she was talking about! ;)
Another favorite was making our own medals! We used the recipe from I Can Teach My Child to make modeling clay medals.
Olympic pack that I'm using. It's awesome!