Monday, October 27, 2014

Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins

In Class:
This week in class we read Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins! We were practicing the initial /p/ sound.
This is a cute book with lots of rhyming and problem solving. At the end, they eat pumpkin pie. Our question of the day was "Do you like to eat pumpkin pie?" Many of the kids said yes, but there were a few avid nay sayers :)

During centers, children got to take turns bowling. After practicing target words correctly, they got a turn to knock down the /p/ins with the /p/umpkin! (In the book, the pumpkins become the "hill rolling bowling ball kind). This activity was a huge hit and our pumpkin ended up losing his nose... but it was found and reattached!

We also did a Purple Pumpkin Pail sound bucket full of items starting with /p/ which each child got a turn with.

Home Activity:
Print off these initial /p/ words and cut them apart. Place them on the floor in random arrangements, facing up or down (you can choose!). Use a beanbag or small stuffed animal and toss it, trying to land on a card. When you land on a card, say that word 10 times! Make sure your child uses their good /p/ sound!

Here is a cute reading of the story on YouTube!

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