This week we talked about Presidents and America. We started the week by reviewing information on what a president does, and showed three presidential images: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Barack Obama. We talked about a couple short facts about each. We talked about our flag (the colors that were missing on them when we showed our project template) and the Bald Eagle.
Students made an Eagle with their hands and wrote either USA which we talked about being short for United States of America or America. This helped them talk about our symbol as well as how to write some letters (and name them).
Students also counted pennies-they have Abraham Lincoln on them and they are brown. They are worth 1 cent. We then counted how many cents we had. We practiced the counting as well as writing the numbers.
As a part of morning work, students cut apart a puzzle of George Washington. They then glued it back together in number order. This worked on our cutting, gluing, fine motor skills, counting, and number recognition.
The letter of the week was Kk. 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 Kk with K'nex. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, K is for Kite.
Theme: Teeth.Dental Health
Letter of the Week: Qq
Snack: Heinz Family