It’s Day 3 of our PBS adventure, and we rocked it in a Princess Presto, Spelling Day kind of way, even though Maddy is indeed sportin’ the Wonder Red mask from yesterday. It was just that today I figured out that if I cut them out and taped them to sunglasses, they sat better on everyone’s little faces. Owen and Cora danced around in Alpha Pig and Princess Presto but ripped them off before I could grab my ole camera…
- Day 3 Activities: You’ll need Day 3’s Activity Sheet and the Princess Presto mask. Worksheet 1 and Worksheet 2 (they’re numbered 5 & 6 when you download from the site) also go with today’s lesson.
We watched a different episode today, because there was an uproar when I put in The Three Pigs. So we watched one that we DVR’d, Super WHY!–The Foolish Wishes.
After watching the show, we did Worksheet 1, which has children circle letters that a given picture begins with. Maddy zipped right through it, but I think it was a perfect level for Owen. He started by circling all of the pictures but got on track once we did the first one together. “Wand” gave him some trouble–he circled “v” at first–and Maddy talked him through the differences in the /w/ and /v/ sounds.Owen’s working on Worksheet 1.
Worksheet 2 was next, and they looooved it. This one is more of an activity than a worksheet; it has letters to be cut out, then children put the letters on objects in their home that begin with those letters. I had Maddy and Owen cut out their own letter cards, since I know they can always use more practice cutting. After they were cut out, they ran around taping them on objects in our living room: “W” on a wagon, “G”on something green, and “O” on (who else?) Owen!
Here’s what I thought:
- that we watched a different episode today (we’d seen The Three Pigs before this week, so I appreciate their feeling of a need for change!);
- that W-1 was simple–9 very simple objects with only 3 letters to choose from;
- that W-2 was more than a worksheet (hooray!)–it was an activity that got the kiddos up and moving, using what they learned and applying it to things they knew–around the house!;
- that W-2 could be taken to different levels–Maddy found more unusual things to label, and Owen stayed pretty level;
- that W-2 involved cutting–I’m always up for working those fine motor skills;
- that the Follow-up Activity (bottom of Day 3 Sheet) is a cool, get-up-and-move activity (it might be worth expanding on?).
- hmmmmm, I’m stumped. I really liked it!
- maybe that there were some levels to the worksheets so that I could pull a “tougher” one for Maddy (who is 5 and needs more of a challenge) and have W-1 for Owen (who’s 3).
Maddy and Owen are totally loving this themed week (and Cora’s been excited, too!)–we chatted on the way home from preschool about how today was Princess Presto day, and we reviewed what we’d done so far and which character was left–they are psyched that tomorrow’s Super WHY day!!
**Hooray!! I just checked the fantastic PBS Parents—Learning With Super WHY! site, and all of the documents I’m using are up and rolling! Forgettabout downloading from my site (too late for me to change today’s post!). Just click and go!