Our letter of the week was Bb. We talked about the sound Bb makes (like in Bear, bubble, and blue). We practiced our hand symbol, practiced the hand writing sheet, and made our hand print book page (bumble bee), and we decorated the letter Bb with blue bubbles. The students are doing really well with our alphabet letters. I am so proud of their progress with the sign language symbol, the sound symbol, the letter and even our handwriting sheets are improving!
**** Found the correct wording on how to write the letters. Please click HERE It should bring you to a google document. When you get in the document, you can save it (download) as a PDF. You can then view, rotate counter clockwise to get a better view.****
Monday we did an activity about the groundhog and his shadow. Students cut out an image of a groundhog (lots of curves--getting lots of work with those scissor!). We then taped him face down and painted over him to leave his shadow. Our paint was "our sunshine." We then stood him up out of his hole and ahhh! he was scared of his shadow!
We read books about shadows and watched a video on shadows.
After doing our spontaneous graph last week, I observed students doing some of their own graphing on the white board during free choice time!
Gave students the opportunity to make their own shadows in the discovery center with the overhead projector.
Opening work on Wednesday was to start by sorting the tangrams (colored wood shapes) that were dumped on the table. They were then told to make shapes out the the shapes we had poured all over the table! Students did well with this and initiated a lot of shape conversations and vocabulary! More pictures are on the website.
On Wednesday, we did a small group activity on shadows. Students looked at the shadows on the overhead projector and answered questions about them. They did well with this activity and worked a large variety of skills including: fine motor skills, reading readiness, shape identification, listening skills, observational skills, and the scientific concept of trial and errors.