We learned more about pumpkins this week. We talked about the parts of a pumpkin and even cut a pumpkin open, made some observations using our 5 senses that we learned about a few weeks ago, and some of the children even pulled the Guts out of the pumpkin! We talked about how an apple and a pumpkin have some parts the same but others are very different! Some of the children really liked pulling out the guts!
We stress to the children that it is OK if they forget their library book because they can RENEW it and they get to read it for another week! We don't want anyone to be sad if they don't get to choose a book.
We decorated our letter D with dot stamps and our handprint for the D was a duck. We also practice writing the letter of the week throughout the week and then on a handwriting page. Please
continue practicing these writing skills at home as well as working with them on spelling and writing their names.
Several of our centers focus on letter recognition and writing or matching capitol and lowercase letters to help your children in these areas.
The letter of the week was Dd, and reviewed all of the letters we have learned so far this year. If you want to do this at home go to our weekly blog and click on Letter of the Week and your child can tell you which letters we have already done! 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 D with Dots. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, D is for Duck.
Letter of the Week: Gg
Snack: Sievert Family