Fall Fun: Name Recognition Leaves

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The forecast for this week looks way too warm for it to feel like Fall but the calendar says on Thursday the seasons change. So, we're changing it up a bit this week and swaying from our alphabet theme to do something special. This week we will do fun Fall themed activities practicing things like counting, graphing, letter/name recognition, etc. 

Today we're working on a very basic preschool skill, name recognition and spelling. MJ already recognizes her name when she sees it so we're working towards a goal of being able to spell it and then eventually write it by the end of our school year. I used one of my favorite tools (silhouette cameo) to create these fun yellow "Fall" leaves and wrote the letters of her name on them. You don't necessarily need a Silhouette to cut out leaves though, you can find leaf shapes at the dollar store or print them and cut them out from the computer. :) 

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I wrote her name out on a sentence strip for her to see. I asked her what the word was and she replied, "Macie Jane!" Then, we touched and named each letter in her name. Next, in a puzzle like fashion I had her use the leaves to build her name putting the letters in correct order. 

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She lined them up and loved feeling so big getting to use the glue stick to glue them down on construction paper.

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It turned out pretty cute and I think she had fun. When we were done she asked if she could glue more things. :)