C- Centipede

Sunshine House Preschool & Daycare

Weekly Newsletter: Fall C-Centipede/Insects
October 2-6, 2023

Here are samples of activities that your child may be participating in this week.

Monday- *Soft* Letter C

How you can participate: Make a pile of shoes and have your child sort them…or teach them to sort and centipedefold laundry.

Books – Centipede’s 100 Shoes
Rhyme – Eensy Weensy Spider
Art – Letter C marble paint
Math & Science – Investigating Centipedes
Music – Spider on the Floor

Tuesday – Creepy Crawly Insects

How you can participate: Charades time: Have your child pretend to be different insects.

Books – Bugs are Insects
Phonics – “C says c,c,c,c,centipede….I have more legs than I need”
Art – Creepy Crawly Painting
Science – Let’s talk about Spiders!
Music – The Turning Song

Wednesday – Little Miss Muffett / Monthly Family Breakfast & PJ Day

How you can participate: Retell the rhyme Little Miss Muffett. Or tell your child something that *you* are afraid of.  Join us for this month’s family breakfast and have your child wear their PJs!

Books – Are you a Spider? (Amazon)
Rhyme – Little Miss Muffett
Art – Curds and Whey finger painting
Fine Motor Skills – Playdough Spiders
Music – Walk, Walk, Walk

Thursday – Eensy Weensy Spider

How you can participate: Look for spider webs with your child…you *know* they’re there, right in the hallway!

Books –The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Phonics – “C says c,c,c,c,centipede….I have more legs than I need”
Art – Spider Painting
Large Motor Skills – Crawling Spiders
Music – The Freeze

Friday – Shape Day: Triangle

How you can participate: When driving to school point out all the “triangles” around and have your child show you where the triangles are.

Books – The Triangle Book
Action – Triangle Hunt
Art – Sponge Paint Triangles
Math – Classifying Shapes
Music – The Scary Song

Centipedes are aggressive predators that hunt spiders and insects as well as some other types of arthropods. They move quickly and use their many legs to capture and hold onto their prey. Each leg has a claw-like appendage that centipedes use to inject venom, which subdues their prey.

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