This week we focused on groundhog's day-but more shadows. We talked about how we make shadows, where we get shadows and what we need in order to make a shadow.
On Monday, students created a shadow effect by laying their groundhogs down and painting along their edges (like the sun shines around the edges). When the picked their groundhogs up, they left a shadow and were searching for it. Students giggled when the groundhog "popped" up on their art project.
On Wednesday, we focused more on shadows. We used the overhead projector and put things on it to discover more about shadows. We drew the shadows we saw, learned that shadows are not always black, and more
Students had fun using the projector during free time this week. They built things, dumped things, stacked things, and more to see the shadows. It was fun watching their little minds think!
We also got to do a letter of the week this week. The letter of the week was Hh. 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 H with hearts. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, H is for Hippo.
If you are willing and able or have extras lying around, please donate the following items:
5 oz cups for milk at snack
Shaving cream for sensory table and word/letter work
Many have have asked about our Valentine's Day in our class.
Theme: Valentine's Day, Love
Letter of the Week: Bb
Snack: Wieczorek Family