Our letter of the week was Vv. We talked about the sound Vv makes (like in Vehicle, vroom, vest, and viper). We practiced our hand symbol, practiced the hand writing sheet, and made our hand print book page (vehicle), and we decorated the letter Vv with vehicles going VROOM VROOM. 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.***
We started off the week with St. Patricks day measuring. Students saw how many cubes fit in between the dots on St. Patrick's Day themed materials.
In small group, students took turns rolling the dice and using the bingo dotter on the correct number. Students enjoyed the bingo dotters!
We introduced the CD player in the listening center. Students learned how to put the cd in correctly, pick which number they want, push play, and follow along in the books with their reading finger. The book I introduced this with was There was an old Lady who swallowed a Clover. Students really love the There was an Old Lady books!
Students had the chance to rip up various paper and make rainbow. The rainbow was labeled with the color word. Students practiced early literacy skills of sounding out the first letter and thinking of what color makes that sound first. They also used the Color words on the wall to reference. Which one looks like the one on their paper and then what color is that poster. These are great problem solving skills and literacy skills to have! The rainbows look great and will be going on our ceiling soon!
Some students had the opportunity to do lucky charms tasting (5 senses). Not all students got to this area as we are having a few troubles with our listening ears and being quiet on carpet/clean up time so that we can get to play time and have enough time to do all the fun play time. I hope to keep helping them work on these important skills of stopping and listening to the teacher when needed so they can be successful in kindergarten.
Our Green Dress up day! Sorry the email /blog came out so late and not all got it, but we had a pretty good turn out! The kids were so cut and we had so much fun!
We also had the chance to have a Leprechan visit our room. I did not intend to make this an activity, but after reading, The Night before St. Patrick's Day
students got very excited to build traps and write letters to the leprechaun Since this gave them an imaginative direction to the block center and a reason to write, I welcomed the idea into the classroom.
All Day on Monday and Tuesday, students spent time writing letters and building traps!
|The Leprechaun tracks up to the empty letter drop box! and a Note!|
On Wednesday, the Leprechaun left us a note:
|Thank yee for very much for the notes and letters, but I won't tell yee where me treasure is, not yet!|
But I want to give you a clue to magic you may have never seen....
What colors do you mix to make me favorite color green?
On Wednesday , students spent the day writing notes to the leprechaun answering his question about colors, and other various things. They continued to build traps.
On Thursday we got a new note! It sent students on a magic treasure hunt with clues (under the teacher chair, under one of the traps, under the discovery table and finally to the treasure: hiding on the top of each of their cubbies! Students were delighted to get the gold!
As always, photos available by email at your request. Additional photos are available for viewing on the website: http://mrsgloudemans.wix.com/stedward4k
AM Snack: McKee Family
PM Snack: Gorges Family (already brought in)