We did an "Around Town" unit this week, which included learning about the post office, library, grocery store, and restaurant. I knew I was going to have a super busy week, so this was the perfect unit because it included a lot of independent pretend play or activities that she could work on while I was doing something else.
Monday - Post Office
We read the pages in Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy Town that talk about the post office.
We also read Millie Waits for the Mail, a really cute book about a cow and a mail man.
We sorted mail, using index cards w/ our family and friends' names. I cut little mailboxes out of paper lunch bags and labeled them A-Z and M sorted based on the first letter of their names.
Tuesday - Library
We read some great library themed books.
M sorted some of our books various ways, including by subject, size, color, and at one point even by room (potty books went to the bathroom, princess books went to her room of course).
Wednesday - Grocery Store
We went through our weekly ads and M cut and pasted things we needed to buy on an index card. We went shopping later and she was able to use her special shopping list.
Thursday - Restaurant
M worked on a great practical life activity - learning how to set a table. I took some of her pretend kitchen toys and traced them on a piece of aper. She put each item in the correct place and then practiced her water pouring skills.
That's all for this week! I'm so excited for our Garden Theme next week!
We'll be linking up to Preschool Corner as well as Tot School. Visit their websites to find some more great learning activities!