The sound this letter stands for is the short vowel sound - /a/ as in apple.
Theme words - apple, alligator, astronaut, animal, alphabet, ambulance, acrobat
Sign Language - teach the ASL sign for the Letter A
Poetry and Rhymes:
Pie" by Dennis Lee
"Apple Song" by Frances Frost
"Applesauce" by Martha T. Lyon
"Animal Crackers" by Christopher Morley
Poems about apples!
Books to read aloud:
Apples up on Top! by Dr. Seuss
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Alligator Shoes by Arthur Dorros
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett
Composer - Tomaso Albinoni (1671 - 1751) or Leroy Anderson (1908 - 1975)
Songs - The Ants Go Marching, Animal Crackers(in my soup)
apples, animal crackers, applesauce, apple juice, avocado, alphabet soup
Bible Story/Character Trait
Adam and Eve/Attentiveness
Addition on an abacus - If you have an abacus this could be fun. If not you can use animal crackers or some other manipulatives and teach simple addition such as 1 + 1 = 2, 2 + 1 = 3, 3 + 1 = 4, 4 + 1 = 5, 2 + 2 = 4, 2 + 3 = 5. ( If your child is ready you could add up to 10 or more)
Color - aquamarine
Flower - aster
Mammal - antelope
Ocean Creature - abalone
You could learn about Johnny Appleseed, study the geography of Africa, or learn about the job of an Astronaut.
Animal Paper Bag Puppet
Supplies: paper bag, construction paper, crayons, scissors, glue
Choose your favorite animal to draw on the bag. Use construction paper to add ears, whiskers, etc. Color the puppet. Have a puppet show.
Act out different animals actively.
an aquarium or an apple orchard.
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