August is the month of the mouse! The preschool cuties and the students on the MD hall have spent their library time this month having merry fun with a mouse themed unit. We’ve begun each library session with the song, “Hickory Dickory Dock” and each child has had the chance to send our mouse prop running up our monstrous grandfather clock. We’ve also read several mouse themed stories including, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as well as Alphabet Under Construction and Lunch by Denise Fleming. The children have had the opportunity to complete several adorable crafts including making paper cookies, turning the letter M into a mouse, and “feeding” the mouse from our Denise Fleming stories.
This week, your little one should bring home a mouse with cutouts inside of a zip-lock baggie. These are the necessary props so that your kiddo can share with you the story that we are reading this week. I’ve included the words to the story so you can help if your child forgets something. Remember though that each child is different and the whole point of this is to have fun and connect school learning with home. If your little one isn’t ready for retelling the story, there are other great ways to use these props. You could always read the story (it’s included in the baggie) out loud and let your little one practice dropping the props in the mouse’s tummy at the right time. Or, if your little one requires additional help, you can help him by placing your hand over your child’s hand and guide them through the activity.
I hope you and your little one enjoy this fun activity!