A – Ape & Bananas

Week of September 5-9, 2016– A-Ape/Bananas

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

Monday – CLOSED

Tuesday – Long “A” – Ape

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

Books – Night Monkey, Day Monkey
Phonics- A-Ape Jingle “A says a,a,a,a,a,a,ape…come to the zoo for a gape”
Art – Ape Handprints
Games- Monkey, Monkey, Ape
Music –Animal Action

Wednesday –Going Bananas

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

Books – The Boy Who Loves Bananas
Action- Banana’s Flannel
Art-Finger Paint-banana pudding
Math/Science- Banana Taste Test
Music –Listen and Move

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-use masks and props
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
Action- 5 Little Apes Swinging in the Trees, Beanbags
Art – Paper Plate Monkey
Math- “A-peel-ing” Math
Music-Animal Action