Friday, September 23, 2011

Bark, George

Our Preschool book of the week was Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. I know I say this every week, but I just love this book. It's about a dog whose mother is trying to get him to bark. When all that comes out are other animal sounds, the mother takes him to the vet to take care of the problem. It's a great book for repetition and predicting what will happen next. The ending is not so predictable, but quite funny.

I remembered to do our book cut out this week. I cut out and glued an image of George on our book. Peanut colored pictures from here that I shrunk down, cut out, and had her glue in George's stomach.

Peanut did some size sequencing with dog bones. These are in the printable pack found at the end of this post.

Petie, my Kindergartener has started practicing some sight words, so I made some bones with sight words on them that he had to feed to George as I called them out. When they were all in George, Petie "reached deep down in George", pulled out a word, and read it.

Petie and Peanut used these tile word cards from Making Learning Fun to spell out all the characters from the book. Of course they had to turn it into a race. What can I say? We're a bit competitive in our household :)

I made up some cutting strips for Peanut to practice her cutting skills. These can be found in my Bark, George printable pack.

Making Learning Fun has Bark, George calendar numbers that Peanut used to practice numerical order. We only used 0-11 for this.

We also played animal sounds bingo, did some more counting using dog bones, and a few other things that can be found in the printables below. You can download them here.

I realized I don't have any alphabet activities with this theme. I've actually started Peanut on the same phonics program that I'm using for Petie, but at a much slower pace, so I didn't incorporate any of that into our theme this week.

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  1. I can't begin to tell you how excited I was to see that I could download your printables. They are amazing! I already have them downloaded! :)

  2. Ah, you have such fun printables to go with the book! Thanks so much for sharing these and the others you found!

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase! Looking forward to seeing what you will share this week -


  3. What great sight word practice and your printables (to echo the other commenters) are amazing. Thank you for sharing! I just gave you the Versatile Blogger award. Stop by for more info:

  4. Wow!! What a great set of printables! Love them!!