WEEK 12

Themes: Christmas, hibernation, counting to 10
Color:     Review
Number: 10
Shape:    Review
Season:  Fall and winter

Supplies for week 12
Candle centerpiece:  plate, candle, grass seeds, water bottle, cotton, saran wrap
Christmas Light Decorating pattern practice:  playdough or pom poms
Candy cane experiment:  warm & cold water, candy canes, m&m’s, bowls
Paper strip fir tree:  construction paper, cardboard, wooden craft stick, scissors, glue
Color experiment:  washable markers, water, coffee filter, wax paper, cookie sheet, syringe
Yarn-wrapped ornament:  cardboard, white glue, glue gun, green yarn, pom poms.

Worksheets:  
Writing #10 (2 worksheets included)
Count and Color
Lighten Things Up!
Who Else Hibernates?
Starting Dot Name Tracing
Christmas Light Decorating pattern practice
   + four extra worksheets to be completed at a later date

 

Tuesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Complete one or both #10 worksheets and add to workbook

  2. Complete worksheet ‘Who Else Hibernates?’ and read a book about animals who hibernate

  3. Make candle centerpiece (instructions included)

Wednesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Starting Dot name tracing worksheet

  2. Count and Color worksheet; add to workbook

  3. Your child may mail the letter to:Letter to Santa (included).

Santa Claus
123 Elf Rd.
North Pole 88888
Be sure your child’s name and complete address are in the top left corner and apply a first-class stamp in upper right.  For more information, visit https://about.usps.com/holidaynews/operation-santa.htm

  4. Have a family Christmas movie night

Thursday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Christmas Light Decorating pattern practice (2 sheets)

  2. Complete the Lighten Things Up! worksheet and add to workbook

  3. Candy cane experiment

 

Optional extra activities to do over the Christmas break:

  1. Paper strip fir tree

  2. Color experiment

  3. Four worksheets reviewing shapes and colors; add to workbook

  4. Yarn-wrap tree ornament

WEEK 11

Themes: ​The Gingerbread Man and The Gingerbread Baby stories

Number: 9

This week will be a review of shapes, colors, and numbers with most of the activities stemming
from our reading of the classic story The Gingerbread Man. We’ll also read The Gingerbread
Baby, a beautifully illustrated, more child-friendly version of The Gingerbread Man.

 

Supplies for week 11

Pine cone toss: pine cones, bowls of various sizes, dice
Gingerbread house: construction paper, glue stick, various craft supplies to decorate house
Gingerbread playdough: flour, salt, cream of tartar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, cloves,
vegetable oil, water, measuring cups and spoons
Popsicle stick ornament: wooden popsicle sticks, pom poms, buttons, glitter, pipe cleaners,
stars, brown construction paper, glue, paint and paint brush
Gingerbread math: construction paper or felt, various buttons, unifix cubes or a ruler

Worksheets:
Writing #9 (2 worksheets included)
Gingerbread shapes

Tuesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders


1. Gingerbread house
2. Read the story of the Gingerbread Man or Gingerbread Baby. If you don’t have the
book/s, go to youtube.com and in the search bar, type Gingerbread Baby. The first story
to pop up is by Jan Brett and is a book read to you. Or copy and past this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSZiceeXaAA&t=547s
3. Pine cone toss


 

Wednesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders
 

1. Gingerbread playdough
2. Complete Gingerbread Shapes worksheet


Thursday’s Mighty Muscle Builders
 

1. Popsicle stick ornament
2. Gingerbread math
3. Complete one or both worksheets writing #9

WEEK 10: Reminder, no school!

 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

WEEK 9

Letter:    Tt

Themes: ​trees, thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Color: brown (review)

Season:  fall

Number: 8

Shape: rectangle

Supplies for week 9

Autumn handprint tree – construction paper, paint in fall colors, sponge, scissors, pencil, glue
stick


Thankful Turkey – toilet paper tube, paper plate, Dixie cup, paint, glue, scissors, googly eyes,
construction paper, scissors, marker


Gratitude Jar – empty jar, paper, pencil
Scavenger hunt – magnifying glass, ruler

Worksheets:
Writing letter Tt (provided Week 1)
writing #8 (2 worksheets included)
Parts of a Tree
rectangles (3 worksheets included)

Tuesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

1. Autumn handprint tree (instructions included)
2. Complete Parts of a Tree worksheet
3. Complete letter Pp worksheet (see Week 1 Mighty Muscle Builders for worksheet) and
place in child’s binder

 


Wednesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders
 

1. Working with a parent in the kitchen, make something to eat that’s brown (suggestions:
sandwich, cookies, toast, brownies, hot chocolate, meat, brown potato, brown rice,
brown eggs, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, anything with peanut butter or raisins).
Talk about colors and textures with your child while you’re preparing.
2. Gratitude Jar (instructions included)
3. Rectangle worksheet - complete at least one of the three worksheets and put in child’s
binder when finished


Thursday’s Mighty Muscle Builders
 

1. Thankful Turkey (instructions included)
2. Complete one or both of the writing #8 worksheets and put in binder when finished
3. Scavenger hunt (instructions included)
4. Read a book (or more) about Thanksgiving

WEEK 8

Letter:    Ll

Themes: ​Veteran’s Day, leaves

Color: red, orange, yellow, brown

Season:  fall

Number: 7

 

Supplies for week 8

Magnetic letters and magnetic letter board
Beads, pipe cleaners
New cleaning brushes, paint, construction paper
Flour, salt, water, leaves, mod podge
Crayons, leaves
Worksheets: writing #7 (included), writing letter Ll (supplies Week 1)

Tuesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

1. Patriotic words (instructions included)
2. USA Bracelet (instructions included)
3. Fireworks (instructions included)
4. Obstacle course outside – like our soldiers who must go through boot camp,
create an obstacle course outside where your child has to run through, climb,
crawl under, etc. obstacles. Have fun with this and include the whole family!
Suggestions: use orange cones, hula hoops, a jungle gym or swing set, potato
sacks, etc.

Wednesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Complete letter Ll worksheet (provided week 1) and add to child’s binder

  2. Complete one or both #7 worksheets (included) and add to child’s binder

  3. Start Salt dough leaf (see instructions attached)

Thursday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Complete Salt dough leaf, day 2

  2. Leaf rubbing – supplies: construction paper, crayons, leaves. Remove paper
    from a crayon. place the leaf under the paper, then rub the crayon sideways over
    the entire leaf, creating a leaf print on the paper. Encourage children to look for
    parts of the leaf: veins, stem, blade. Choose additional leaves and colors to
    create a leaf collage on the paper.

  3. Go to page 2 in child’s workbook. Child writes his/her name on the second line.
    Parents, write the date next to your child’s name.

WEEK 7

Letter:    Ff

Themes: ​Election Day, friends, frogs, life on the farm

Season:  fall

Number: 6

 

Supplies for week 6

Legos, stickers, construction paper, playdough, worksheets
Farm sensory box:  plastic bin, corn or lentils, farm animals, barn

On Tuesday, Election Day, the children will be voting in class for some of their favorite things.  After they vote, they will be able to put the attached ‘I Voted’ sticker on.  They will need tape or some way of affixing it to their clothing.  (Or if you have an extra sticker, they may wear it.)
 

Worksheets:  writing #5 (2 worksheets), Pumpkin Shapes, How Many Pumpkins?, tracing dotted lines, Plenty of Pumpkins, Pattern Block Pumpkins
 

Pattern blocks (or crayons)
 

Pumpkin color mixing:  Plastic sealable sandwich-size baggies, orange and red paint (or shaving cream and food coloring), marker
 

Monster smash:  construction paper, paint, wiggly eyes, various craft supplies (yarn, pipe cleaners)

Thursday is our Dress-Up and Pretend Day.  Your child may wear a Halloween costume or anything ‘dress up’ you both agree on.

Tuesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Voting ballot     (ballot attached)   

    • **bring ballot and a pencil to class on Tuesday, NOT filled out 

  2. ‘I Voted’ sticker (attached)  

    • **bring to class on Tuesday with tape or another way to attach it to your child’s clothing after we vote 

  3. Flag worksheet (instructions attached)

Wednesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Playdough mats (mats attached) 

    • Print mats, put them into a plastic page protector, and then they’re ready to be played with.  Instructions for what to create are on the mats.

  2. Farm sensory bin (instructions attached)

Thursday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Lego math towers (instructions and photo attached) 

  2. Complete Ff worksheet (see Week 1 for all 26 letters) and put in child’s binder when finished 

  3. Complete one or both #6 worksheets and put in child’s binder when finished 

  4. Name tracing (instructions and photo attached)

WEEK 6

Letter:    Pp

Themes: ​fears and emotions, 5 senses, Halloween

Colors:   orange, black

Season:  fall

Number:5

 

Supplies for week 6

Pumpkin Investigation:  pumpkin, one piece of yarn, tape measure, uni-fix cubes (or blocks), crayons, a plastic tub of water, soil and small pot for planting seeds
 

Worksheets:  writing #5 (2 worksheets), Pumpkin Shapes, How Many Pumpkins?, tracing dotted lines, Plenty of Pumpkins, Pattern Block Pumpkins
 

Pattern blocks (or crayons)
 

Pumpkin color mixing:  Plastic sealable sandwich-size baggies, orange and red paint (or shaving cream and food coloring), marker
 

Monster smash:  construction paper, paint, wiggly eyes, various craft supplies (yarn, pipe cleaners)

Thursday is our Dress-Up and Pretend Day.  Your child may wear a Halloween costume or anything ‘dress up’ you both agree on.

Tuesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders:
1. Complete one or both of the writing #5 worksheets.

 

2.Begin working on Pumpkin Investigations and continue throughout the week or save for an evening the family can have fun doing the investigations together (instructions included).  
 

3. In class we’re talking about our 5 senses today. Children can explore pumpkins with all 5 of their senses.  
 

See:  they can observe the size, shape and color, plus identify the different parts of the fruit
Feel:  they can feel the cool skin, slimy insides, and bumpy or smooth texture
Hear:  ask children the listen closely as they squish the pumpkin pulp with their fingers.  Can they hear anything?  Encourage them to knock on pumpkins to hear if they sound differently.
Smell:  Cut the pumpkin open and smell.  The scent will diffuse throughout the room.  Does it smell good?
Taste:  eat something from a pumpkin.  Suggestions:  steamed pumpkin, canned pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie.  What is the texture?  Do you like pumpkin?

 

Wednesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders:

  1. Pumpkin Shapes worksheet

  2. How Many Pumpkins? worksheet

  3. Monster smash (instructions included)

  4. Go for a walk with a parent and count how many pumpkins you see in your neighborhood.

 

Thursday’s Mighty Muscle Builders:

  1. Plenty of Pumpkins worksheet

  2. Pattern Block worksheet (if you don’t have pattern blocks, use crayons)

  3. Trace the dotted lines worksheet

  4. Pumpkin color mixing (instructions included)

WEEK 5

Letter:    Pp

Themes: pumpkin science, #4

Colors:   orange (review)

Season:  fall

Number:4

Shape:   circle & sphere (review)

 

Supplies for week 4

Fall playdough (flour, salt, cream of tartar, vegetable oil, pumpkin pie spice)


Sidewalk chalk (if no chalk, use water and paintbrush)


Geoboard pumpkin (pumpkin, push pins, rubber bands)


Pumpkin Math (pumpkin seeds, orange construction paper, plastic page protector, dry erase
marker)


Paint fall leaves: brown grocery bags, water colors, glue gun

Worksheets:
Writing letter Pp (see week 1 for worksheet)
Writing #4 (2 worksheets included)
Which Has More Seeds? (Clifford/pumpkin science)
Name practice
Add to workbook for completion at a later date:
Writing #1 (2 worksheets)
Number activity: matching pairs

 

Tuesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Sidewalk chalk: go outside and make letter Pp. Then draw things which begin with
    letter Pp (pig, pancake, popcorn, polka dots, panda…)

  2. Complete letter Pp worksheet (see Week 1 Mighty Muscle Builders for worksheet) and
    place in child’s binder

  3. Complete Clifford’s pumpkin science worksheet Which Has More Seeds?

  4. Working with a parent in the kitchen, make fall playdough (recipe included)

Wednesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Make Geoboard pumpkin (instructions included)

  2. Play Roll-A-Pumpkin game (instructions included)

  3. Find a book (or two!) beginning with letter Pp and ask a parent to read it to you at
    bedtime.

Thursday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Pumpkin Math (instructions included)

  2. Work on name practice worksheet. Put in child’s binder when finished.

  3. Craft: paint fall leaves (instructions included)

  4. Complete one or both of the writing #4 worksheets 

**Optional: roast leftover pumpkin seeds for a delicious healthy snack, or plant them. They
should sprout in about a week.

WEEK 4

Letter:    Bb

Themes: colors starting with letter Bb, nocturnal animals, creative writing

Colors:   blue, black, brown

Season:  fall

Number:3

Shape:   triangle

 

Supplies for week 4

Construction paper, glue stick, children’s scissors, container for water and cups for pouring/water toys, pom poms, white glue, worksheets (6 included, see Week 1 for Bb worksheet)

 

Wednesday, your child brings his/her Triangle Story to class to share. 

 

Tuesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. Triangle Story (instructions included).

  2. Water play.  Water play gives opportunities to develop fine and gross motor skills and will increase your child’s hand-eye coordination through actions like pouring squirting, scrubbing, stirring, and squeezing.  If you have an old paint brush, your child may paint the fence, the sidewalk, his/her toys,etc.

  3. Triangle worksheet (2 included, complete one or both).  Add to child’s workbook.

Wednesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1. #3 worksheet (2 included, complete one or both).  Add to child’s workbook.

  2. Writing letter Bb worksheet (see Week 1 for worksheet).  Add to child’s workbook.

  3. Help a parent cook something BROWN today (here’s some suggestions to get you thinking:  meat, wheat bread, brown rice, chocolate, brown eggs, pancakes)

 

Thursday’s Mighty Muscle Builders

  1.  Pom pom bat (instructions included)

  2. Black hand spider (instructions included)

  3. Go for a walk and look (don’t touch) for spiders/spider webs.  Count how many spiders you see.  Are they brown?  Black?   

**There are two extra coloring worksheets for you to put into the workbook.  They do not need to be completed now.  I will continue to send extra worksheets so that you may keep your child’s learning momentum going between the summer from Pre-K to kindergarten.

WEEK 3

Mighty Muscle Builders Week 3

Letter:     Oo
Themes:  October, letter Oo, circle
Colors:    Orange
Number: 2
Shape:    circle & sphere
Season:   fall

Supplies for week 3
Playdough
Owl craft (pine cone, 2 large wiggle eyes, glue, glue gun, feathers, yellow construction paper)
Smoothie (banana, orange, pineapple, water, ice, blender)
Hula hoop
Pete the Cat math game (buttons, one dice, scissors, construction paper or felt or fabric)
cards


Worksheets:  
writing letter Oo (see week 1 for worksheet)
writing #2 (2 worksheets included)
drawing circles (2 worksheets included)

Wednesday October 7 is ORANGE DAY; everyone wears ORANGE to school and brings something ORANGE to share.

Tuesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders
Playdough – Ideas:  make letter Oo, circles, spheres, oranges, snowman
Complete letter Oo worksheet (see Week 1 Mighty Muscle Builders for worksheet) and place in child’s binder
Pine cone owl craft

Wednesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders
Complete one or both of the ‘circles’ worksheets and place in child’s binder
Make orange smoothie (recipe included)
Hula hoop activities (instructions included)
Pete the Cat Math Game (instructions included)

Thursday’s Mighty Muscle Builders
Patterning pairs with beads (instructions included)
Complete one or both ‘writing #2’ worksheet and place in child’s binder
Matching game (instructions included)

WEEK 2

Mighty Muscle Builders Week 2
Letter: Aa
Themes: All about me, apples, the alphabet
Colors: red, green, yellow
Season: fall


Supplies for week 2
A brown lunch sack or any other bag similar in size
4 items chosen by your child from around the house which are things he/she likes and
which represent him/her (see All About Me bag instructions, included)
1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow apple
Crayons and pencil
Butcher paper
Sidewalk chalk
Magnetic alphabet letters (if you don’t have these, post-its and a marker will work)
Lightweight ball such as a bouncy ball or beach ball
Worksheets: All About Me, Self Portrait, writing letter Aa, Match & Learn, apple taste
test and graph, Parts of an Apple, Apples and Banana


Before Tuesday’s class: help your child assemble the All About Me bag
(instructions included). Child brings it to class Tuesday and will share it with the
class.


Tuesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders
1. All About Me worksheet – child will need assistance filling this sheet out. When
complete, add it to child’s binder, page 3.
2. Self Portrait worksheet – child draws a picture of him/herself. When complete,
add it to child’s binder, page 4.
3. Trace child on a piece of butcher paper. When finished, record their height and
weight on the sheet. Child may then add a face, hair, clothes with their crayons.
 Alternate activity: go outside, child lies on sidewalk and parent traces
child with sidewalk chalk. You may also trace child’s foot, then trace yours
around his/hers.


Wednesday’s Mighty Muscle Builders
1. Make applesauce (recipe included)
2. Do an apple taste test (instructions included) and graph results (graphing
worksheet included
3. Parts of an Apple worksheet
4. Apples and Bananas worksheet


Thursday’s Mighty Muscle Builders
1. Complete Aa worksheet (see Week 1 for all 26 letters) and put in child’s binder.
2. Play Magnetic Letter Slam (instructions included)
3. Complete Match and Learn worksheet and put in child’s binder

WEEK 1

In addition to this week's muscle builders, you will find a sign for your child's 'First Day of Pre-K' photo.  Be sure and print it out and take that all-important first-day-of-school photo!  

You will also find a letter of introduction from me about your child's Pre-K Workbook.  Please insert it into your child's binder as the first page.  We will add to the binder weekly.

 

Happy muscle-building!  Your mighty masterpiece is getting stronger every day!

 

Supplies for Week 1:  

  • one small sheet of sturdy paper such as cardstock or construction paper  

  • stapler

  • popsicle stick or tongue depressor

  • scissors

  • playdough (a recipe for homemade playdough is on the website)

  • basket of square and cube items such as a dice, a block, a paper or fun foam square shape

  • a 3-ring binder

  • worksheets:  writing letter Ss, name writing, drawing squares

 

 

Tuesday's Mighty Muscle Builders

1. Complete letter Ss worksheet (You will see that the download includes the entire workbook, but this week we will only be looking at the Ss worksheet)

Be sure child is seated comfortably in a well-lighted area.  Child may use a jumbo grip pencil or crayon for the worksheet, preferably no markers.  Resist the urge to do the work for your child.  Remember, Practice Makes Progress (NOT perfect).  Add worksheet to child's binder.

 

2.  Complete Name worksheet, page 2 

Child will write his name one time on the first line only.  Parent may write the date next to it and then add it to child's binder.  As we progress through the school year, the child will be adding his name and by the end of the school year, you will see how his writing has improved.  Watch for correct pencil grasp.  At first, your child may use all upper case letters for his name.  Over time, encourage him to write it using first letter upper case and the rest lower case.

 

3.  Go outside and play soccer (ie. kick a ball towards a goal) with a parent, sibling or friend for 20 minutes.

 

4. At bedtime, child finds two books that start with letter Ss.  Read them together.

 

Wednesday's Mighty Muscle Builders

1.  Today in class we will learn about the season autumn/fall.  Continue discussing seasons with your child; they will need to find something that reminds them of fall and bring it to class to share tomorrow.

 

2.  Go on a square scavenger hunt with the MAGIC SQUARE FINDER (see instructions)

 

3.  Make 'S' objects with playdough.  Ideas:  snake, letter Ss, snail, snowman, square

 

 

Thursday's Mighty Muscle Builders

1.  Complete squares worksheet.  Add to binder.

 

2.  Cooking:  help a parent prepare something which starts with letter Ss.  Ideas:  smoothie, spaghetti, sandwich, soup, salad.

 

3.  Go outside and practice skipping for 10 minutes.

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