E is for Elephant – MFW K

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It’s time to do another update on our Journey Through My Father’s World Kindergarten. We finished up the E is for Elephant unit a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun! We read a lot of great books and did a silly craft! My Father’s World is just too fun!

E is for Elephant - My Father's World Kindergarten

E is for Elephant – My Father’s World Kindergarten

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The first thing we did was hit up the library and get some great books to go along with our unit!

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I also made a jungle themed sensory bin. It was just rice with the kids’ toy animals and some faux leaves. They loved this, although clean-up was not fun for mama! We did another activity where we sorted their jungle animals from their farm animals.

We chose to make an elephant mask from a paper plate and construction paper. The kids had fun pretending to be elephants and even did an elephant walk out in the yard while wearing their masks!

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This was the first unit Bug got to make a little mini book. It was called The Sled and he read it all on his own! I’m a part of a MFWK group on Facebook and I learned a new game to make phonics fun!

I wrote down all of the words from his book on index cards.

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Then I set them up in clear plastic cups.

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I would call out a word and Bug would have to shoot the correct cup with his Nerf gun!

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This was definitely the most excited I have ever seen him when it comes to reading!

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I put together our badge wall. I am placing the words to remember cards on a poster board. They are just attached with tape. Then I am taping my son’s badges all around the poster. I like displaying things he has made around our schoolroom. As you can see, some of our badges are normal size and some are bigger.

Well, that’s about it for the E unit. We follow the Teacher’s Manual pretty closely! 

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