ivey league preschool: monstrous M's!

This week was brought to you by the letter M!

We did our usual play-doh mat, do-a-dot sheet, and pattern block sheet for the letter M:

We also did some monster-themed activities.  Caleb recently asked me how much a hundred was, so I found a monster hundreds chart online and printed it out for him.  It gave him a nice visual of all the numbers, and with some guidance from me he was able to count up to 100!

He also created his own monster.  I found some printables where you choose legs, arms, eyes, etc., and glue it together!  So what Caleb ended up with was a pigeon-toed monster who looks like he's always asking for a hug...oh yeah, and his horns look more like a mustache.  :)

We also did a googly-eye monster counting game.  Really, you're supposed to laminate this worksheet (or else stick it in a plastic page protector sheet), use a die to roll the number of eyes to put on the monster, then count the eyes and write the number in the box.  What we ended up doing was letting Caleb glue as many eyes on the monster as he wanted, and then when he stopped we counting them up and wrote the number.

We also made a Mike Wasowski mask.  :)

We also worked a little on writing numbers.  I found fun printables with catchy phrases for each number, as well as a clear starting and stopping point.  I put each one in plastic page protectors so Caleb could practice over and over with dry erase markers.

We did a few Minon-themed activities as well!

We did our magazine scavenger hunt and collage for the letter M:

And finally, we made a big "M" made out of mustaches!  We had a lot of fun with this one.

Our classical music for this week was a collection of 25 classical masterpieces, such as The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker, part of the Surprise Symphony, and the overture from Die Fledermaus (so fun to say).

Our M Books:
Monsters Inc. (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading)
Merle the High-Flying Squirrel by Bill Peet
Mouse TV by Matt Novak
Big Max, World Famous Detective by Kin Platt

Do-A-Dot Alphabet Pages (Home School Creations)
Play-Doh Letter Mats (Home School Creations)
Pattern Block Printable Templates (Jessica's Corner of Cyberspace)
Monster Hundreds Chart (The Measured Mom)
Build a Monster Printables (Somewhat Simple)
Googly Eyed Monster Counting Game (The Measured Mom)
Monsters, Inc. Printable Masks (School of Disney)
Number Writing Practice Sheets (Ed Snapshots)
Minion Preschool Pack (1 Plus 1 Plus 1 Equals 1)
Mustache Printable (We Heart It)

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