I’m crazy excited about the letter C. I’m hoping my lesson plans are helping your kids recognize their letters. Letter of the week can be so fun. In case you missed the letter A or the letter B you can click over to find those lesson plans.
It may help to check out my Preschool Morning Schedule post to get an idea on what we do in our mornings. But on to our lessons all about C.
Day 3: Lesson: Charlotte Bronte Art: Cotton Ball Painting Reading Activity: Creepy Carrots Puppets Movement Activity: Cloud and Rain Weather Wind Sock
Letter Craft for the Letter C
I love drawing a quick block letter for the capital letter and lower case for my letter craft. I decided to fill the letter with ‘colorful circles’ so I could get both phonetic sounds in this craft project. My daughter is doing great recognizing her letters. And her gluing skills are also improving. As we work on our art project we talk about the sounds this letter says. Starting each week with this simple craft gives her some consistency, which I think she is loving.
Our paint project with cars is really easy. Go through your toy cars and look for cars with great traction. Have a pie plate to hold your paint and driving the cars through the colors and then on your paper. I think we might use black paper for this project.
Our cookie cutter paint project has a similar set up. But she can choose which cookie cutters she wants to stamp with. I have this big set from Wilton and there are SO many great shapes. I’ve had them for ages!
Cotton Ball painting is when you use a clothes pin and cotton ball as a stamp with paint. I love giving her free time to create whatever her heart wants.
Creepy Carrots Puppets will be pretty easy. We can cut out carrots from orange paper and then draw creepy faces on them. Afterwards we can tape them to sticks to make them puppets. If you haven’t checked out this book you are going to want to see it.
Lesson Ideas for the Letter C
The letter C lesson will be introducing her to our new letter and starting our block letter craft listed above.
Because we are originally from California I thought it would be best review this state as well. While sharing information about Arizona I came across this awesome resource. Perfect for learning about any state. Here are some facts about California:
- Sacramento is the capital
- State Tree- California Redwood
- State Flower- California Poppy
- State Bird- California Quail
- It’s the ‘The Golden State’
- Next to the Pacific Ocean
- Favorite places include the Huntington Beach, Sequoia National Forest, Golden Gate Bridge, Disneyland, & Yosemite
Charlotte Brontë Lesson:
Born on April 21 1816 into a family of six children. After her mother died she was sent to live in a boarding school where conditions were poor. After her two eldest sisters died she returned home with her sister. Charlotte wrote her first poem at age 13 and would later write more than 200 poems. She loved writing with her sisters, Emily and Anne. She worked as a teacher and a governess.
She wrote poems under a pseudonym name Currer Bell. Emily, her sister, used the name Ellis and Anne used the name Acton. These sisters wrote under these names so people wouldn’t know they were women. At this time most writers were men. Her sisters shared this:
Averse to personal publicity, we veiled our own names under those of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell; the ambiguous choice being dictated by a sort of conscientious scruple at assuming Christian names positively masculine, while we did not like to declare ourselves women, because — without at that time suspecting that our mode of writing and thinking was not what is called “feminine” – we had a vague impression that authoresses are liable to be looked on with prejudice; we had noticed how critics sometimes use for their chastisement the weapon of personality, and for their reward, a flattery, which is not true praise.
- How would you feel if people didn’t like your book or poem because you were a girl?
Charlotte went on to write Jane Eyre, an uplifting story of a young girl who is treated unkindly and grows up to be a governess. Her trials, or problems, help Jane to become a better person. She strives to do what it right, even when it’s hard. Her book was successful, despite people starting to suspect the author was female. Later Charlotte did the drawings for the second edition of her book.
I personally love the book Jane Eyre. And of course we will read the BabyLit version we have after we learn about Miss Bronte. After we will use colored pencils to draw our own pictures like Miss Eyre.
Books with the Letter C
Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes – I’m excited to share this book with my daughter. Chester, who does things the same everyday, is about to have things shaken up.
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by Peter Brown- This book is seriously funny. My 6 year old always wants to check it out.
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin illustrated by Betsy Lewin- This silly book talks about cows that go on strike. A must read.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. illustrated by John Archambault- Perfect since we are working on letter recognition.
Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss – A classic book filled with rhyme Something we are working on right now.
Courage by Bernard Waber- This book talks about all kinds of courage. A great read for all of us.
Curious Garden by Peter Brown- I love that this books shows how we can make a difference. Teaching our children the importance of taking care of our world.
Baking with the Letter C
There are SO many options for the letter C. We could make all week, and we just might! Click over to find some yummy recipes. When we make crepes my daughter is in charge of washing and cutting the strawberries. We both usually want to spread the nutella.
Field Trip for the Letter C
We are so excited to visit the Capital Building
Music for the Letter C
Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Facebook to check out our adventures. And please leave any C ideas in the comment below. I love when we can share great ideas. And share below what C treat you want to make this week!
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