Fabulous “F”

Our themes for the letter “F” were fish, flowers, and France. We had lots of fun…here’s our learning board for the week:

We made this fun fish craft with fingerprints from No Time for Flashcards.

It was super easy…trace out some fish shapes on white paper, use a stamp pad or washable markers to color your child’s fingers and have them stamp their fingers all over the fish. Cut out the fish and paste them onto some blue construction paper.

We also read lots of fun fish books:

Fish School by Nancy Poydar. This was Charlotte’s most requested book that we read this week. Charlie gets a goldfish for his birthday and wants to teach him everything he learns, so he brings him on his class trip to the aquarium. The last page has some fun facts about goldfish.

Swimmy by Leo Lionni. This book told the story of Swimmy, who loses his family when a big fish eats them, and he is the only one to escape. He finds another group of fish who are too afraid to venture out and explore all the wonders of the ocean, so he teaches them to swim as a school of fish so they look bigger together. I liked the message of working together that this book suggested. A Caldecott Honor Book.

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. This was my favorite of them all. Rainbow fish learns that it actually makes him happier when he shares and gives to others, rather than keeping all his beautiful, shiny scales to himself. Another great lesson for children to learn!

Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert. This was a good book for practicing counting and basic addition. I seem to enjoy all of Lois Ehert’s books.

Country: France

For France, Charlotte colored the French Flag, and a picture of the Eiffel Tower. We read about Rachel from France in our Children Just Like Me book. We also read:

Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris by Jane O’Connor. This was another favorite of Charlotte’s. Fancy Nancy thinks the new kid in school is from Paris, France…but it turns out he’s from Paris, Texas. All the Fancy Nancy books are actually great when learning about France, because she likes to use lots of French words.

Verse: Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God.” I thought this was a good verse for Charlotte to learn right now, as she’s been having bad dreams occasionally. So we were able to learn about how God is always with us and we don’t have to be afraid.

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