This week, we pretended to be mailmen with Experience Preschool (formally Mother Goose Time).
We started the day with our community challenge. I wrote each child’s name on an envelope. I delivered their letters to them. They were a little disappointed because I forgot to put something in the envelopes!! But I had another idea. I secretly passed out the envelopes again. Each student got someone else’s envelope. They found something around the room to stick in the envelope for that person. Then, we took turns delivering mail to each other. They would say, “I’m mailman Tyler delivering mail to Raymond.” Then, they gave that person their envelope. That person opened their mail to see what their friend got for them. It was so cute and actually turned out to be an awesome lesson on giving to others. Which is perfect for this time of year with the holidays coming up.
Next, we got creative and made mail carrier bags. The students wrote their names on the bag. We taped up the sides together. And taped on the strap. We used these mail bags the whole rest of the day for every activity. It was fun to be able to put stuff in the bags.
Then, we pretended to be mailmen and deliver postcards to where they needed to go. We set up the Town Signs and passed out the postcards. The Town signs and postcards are included in the Experience Preschool curriculum box for the month. The students put the postcards in their mail bag. They pulled out one postcard at a time from their bag and delivered it to the place it needed to go. Some of the postcards were trickier than others. Some were super easy. Each postcard had a little picture from the big town sign pictures. The students had to walk around and find the match in order to deliver the postcard to the right place. They did awesome!
Finally, we played one last game where we pretended to be mailmen. I gave each of the boys some cube cards split evenly, to put in their mail bags. These cube cards are pictures of things that start with the letter D or J. We took turns pulling a card out of our bags, telling everyone what it was, deciding where to deliver it (the D bag or the J bag), and then delivering it. It was fun pretending to be mailmen.
Next week, we will learn about chefs, hairdressers, bankers, and shop keepers. We have loved getting to know different jobs around our community. We can’t wait for next week!
** I receive curriculum from Experience Preschool (formally known as Mother Goose Time) for honest and authentic stories resulting from my daily experiences using the curriculum. This is my 5th year using Mother Goose Time, and I am pleased to promote quality educational learning experiences through play with Experience Preschool with Mother Goose Time!