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There's A Cow in My House - Mother Goose Time

Every month we get a new CD included with our Mother Goose Time curriculum.  Each month has a different style of music, ranging from rock to classical, but with songs for children that match VERY well with the theme of the month.  This month is country inspired, and out of the 11 CDs we've received so far, it my favorite.  The songs are fun and catchy, and we've been listening to the whole thing every day. 

There is one song - Cow In My House - that is especially fun.  As I was looking through my Teacher Guide, I realized that our Storybook of the Month is called There's a Cow in My House.  So we skipped a few days and learned about cows. 

We started out using one of our new manipulatives: COW COUNTERS!  Something that Little Guy was not very good at when we started (which was almost a year ago now!) was sorting by one feature, then sorting by another.  He has improved by leaps and bounds, and has no problem sorting by color, then by size or shape. 

We used a Rhyme Time Poster to practice the sound that "C" makes, as well as rhyming.  We worked together to find the word "cow" and put a cow counter on the word.  After we went over the rhyme a few times, I let him move onto his all-time favorite activity: Playing with Animal Counters in Cornmeal.  Seriously, he did this for over an hour!

 Then we did a Make and Play activity, to make a Cow Mask.  I was 90% hands off on this project, letting Little Guy do the whole thing himself.  The only thing I did was cut out the cow ears, and draw an oval on the pink paper so he could cut it out on the line.  Which he did not do.  But, he was pretty happy with it anyways.

Little Guy and I receive Mother Goose Time Curriculum free of charge in exchange for our pictures and posts!


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