Tuesday, we had St. Edward/Blue & Yellow Day! We did our normal letter of the week activities.
Wednesday was Neon day. We worked on community helpers again and made two different projects with the different teachers. Students made a "How Much Gear" book. We, again, worked on our one to one correspondence while reading--pointing to the words as we read, we also worked on counting and writing numbers up to five. We will be reading these in a circle time yet this week and then they will come home. We also helped find the tools of community helpers. Students got to pick between: Teacher, Doctor, or Police Officer and sorted a variety of "tools" into Yes :) this community helper uses this and No :( this community helper does not use this. Students practiced cutting, sorting, and learning about community helpers. These projects are hanging in our room.
Thursday was beach day (and finish everything else from the week) day. We, unfortunately, did not get a picture of the group.
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 Hh with Hearts. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, H is for Hippo.
****One thing we are working on while reading book is only moving our finger for each word we read, not each syllable. Please work on this with your child when reading with them****
Valentine buckets: for your child's valentine buckets we would like you to please send a cleaned out gallon jug (for milk or OJ). We will decorate these and have a nice handled container.
Valentine distribution: our school takes an "all or nothing" policy with valentines. You can bring valentines for 1) the whole school 2) the whole class 3) nobody. This way there is no picking or choosing or hurt feelings. **for the 4k program, we recommend you let YOUR CHILD sign their name on their valentines, but then leave the "TO" blank. This way, your child gets practice writing their name but can simply go down the line of valentine buckets distribute valentines.** We have 19 students in our class.
Valentine Party: we will be having valentine themed centers on Thursday February 12. Centers will include: art, valentine distribution, valentine game, and free choice.
Theme: Groundhog's Day and Shadows
Letter of the Week: Bb
Snack: Pynenberg Family