Sorry for the late post. It has been a very busy weekend!
This week we talked about the presidents and America. On Monday we started
with making American flags (which we learned is also called the star spangled banner). We patterned the stripes and followed directions with 10 stars, and then stop. We did this 5 times until we had 50 stars! We listened to the Star Spangled Banner while we worked. We also started a syllable center with presidential words. After students learned how to do it, it was put in the pocket chart center.
We also discussed George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We watched short Scholastic videos on them and can now tell some short facts about them. George Washington was our first president, is on the quarter and on the $1 bill. Abraham Lincoln fought a war for freedom of slaves, is on the penny (the brown one), and on the $5 bill. Barack Obama is our president now and he lives in the white house.
In addition to our letter of the week project, on Thursday students got to play Presidents day bingo. This reviewed and taught some new American symbols.
The letter of the week was Ff We learned the sign language for a letter, the literacy link sound symbols, the letter sound, and looking at and writing it in both capital letters and lower case letters. Click here to view the many ways we learn the letter of the week!
Each week we watch letter videos from "Have Fun Teaching" and the students are really picking up the names of letters, formations, and the sounds of letters. Check out these videos with you child! Click HERE.
The Tuesday project of letter of the week is to decorate a letter with something that starts with the letter. This week we decorated the letter F with feathers. On Wednesday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, F is for Flamingo.
Theme: Dental Health.Teeth
Letter of the Week: Kk