A – Ape & Bananas

 

Week of September 11 – 15, 2017
A-Ape/Bananas

Here is a sample of activities that your child may be participating in this week.

Monday – Long “A” – Ape

How you can participate: Have your child bring an item that starts with the letter “A”.

Book – Night Monkey, Day Monkey
Phonics – “A says a,a,a,a,a,a,ape…come to the zoo for a gape”
Art – Ape Handprints
Games – Monkey, Monkey, Ape
Music – Here sits a Monkey

Tuesday – Going Bananas

How you can participate: Buy green bananas at the store and explore how they change each day.

Book – The Boy Who Loves Bananas
Math – Magic Blanket with bananas
Art – Finger Paint with banana pudding
Science – Banana Taste Test
Music – Listen and Move

Wednesday – Opposite Day: High/Low

How you can participate: Look around your house and have your child name things that are up “high” and down “low”.

Book – Little Gorilla
Phonics – “A says a,a,a,a,a,a,ape…come to the zoo for a gape”
Art – Letter A
Large Motor – Obstacle Course high/low
Music – Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Thursday- 5 Little Monkeys / Peace, Love & Grandparents

How you can participate: Do you remember the silly jingle 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed or 5 Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree? Sing it with your child. *Have your child bring their grandparents or a picture of their grandparents to share*

Books – All Monkeys Love Bananas
Phonics – A-Ape jingle “A says a,a,a,a,a,a,ape…come to the zoo for a gape”
Art – Paint with Banana peels
Dramatic Play – 5 Little Monkeys
Music – Jumping with Variations

Friday- Marvin the Ape

How you can participate: Bake banana bread at home, with help from your little chef.

Books – The Escape of Marvin the Ape
Phonics – “A says a,a,a,a,a,a,ape…come to the zoo for a gape”
Art – Paper Plate Monkey
Math – “A-peeling” Math
Music – Going to the zoo