Because I felt that transportation and construction were two units that flowed well into one another, I followed up construction Week with transportation. I made this week easy on myself because we ended the week with family visiting and Aria’s 3rd birthday party. I of course had to go all out for my baby’s birthday, so I didn’t leave myself with a ton of extra time to do school. Luckily, there were some activities that happened during the week that allowed me to supplement my unit. I went to story time on Monday to find out that they were also covering transportation with books and music, and we were able to check out a fire truck at another library later in the week! Thank God for libraries!
Aria’s favorite activity of the week was one that I saved for Friday, the day before her birthday! We did a shaving cream car wash, where we covered the cars in shaving cream, scrubbed them with a sponge, and washed them off in the pool. The activity was extra fun because she got to play with cars and in the pool! I also bought a road play mat for $5 a while back at a consignment store, so we played on the mat with her cars, and we used laminated letter roads to practice spelling Aria’s name. I printed out coloring pages and activities for Aria to use when I needed to get things cleaned or prepped in the house from a really great site. Check out the information below! There were also really great activities we played together, like matching, numerical order, shadow matching, etc. We practiced patterns with a pattern practice page.
I also introduced Aria to police cars and fire trucks this week. I plan to do a community heroes unit in the future, but I found some really great Fire Truck/firemen packs and Police car/policemen packs at the dollar store. We played with them, watched videos about what they do, of course saw the fire truck at the library, and sang songs about firemen.
I also introduced Aria to signs. We made notecards to practice gluing and ran through the signs, but we barely touched on signs. We will have to spend more time on them in the future! We also repeated the Where’s the Truck game from the previous unit, using cars instead and practicing some number recognition too by replacing the letter with numbers.
For a snack, we made graham cracker traffic lights with Nutella and red, green, and yellow M&Ms. Aria thought this was such a fun and excited treat.
This was a short, great unit that led to a fun weekend of celebration! More on that soon😃
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Jessica and Ana
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