We continued to talk about Dr. Seuss this week. We started the week off with Red Fish Blue Fish. We read the book, and then made a math art project. Students first rolled a regular dice. That is how many fish they needed. They then rolled a colored fish dice. That was what color they had to color their fish. They then did this a second time. We then set it up into a math problem __+__= ___. Students did really well!
Students also worked on a rhyming sheet. Students cut out a variety of little images. Then, Mrs. Drummond read the students a word and they had to find the image that rhymed and glue it by the word. This worked on our cutting (its always good to get more practice), gluing (how much do we really need?) as well as the actual rhyming.
Students who are ready with their letters and their physical writing of the letters began journaling. These students will be journaling once a week. If more students become ready to journal before the end of the year, We will add them to the group as well. In this journaling time, student will be posed a topic (Ex: What did you do during your stay at home days). Students will then illustrate that first and then begin doing their invented spelling (write what they hear it does not matter if it is correct).
Our math lesson on Wednesday was two
different sheets, based on what would make your child most successful. Some were adding by looking how many hats were on one side, how many hats on the other and then how many hats in all. Other students, used cubes and put the first number of cubes on their paper, then the next number of cubes on their paper, and then counted how many cubes in all they had on their paper. These will be coming home with some notes on them to let you know how they did with their specific paper.
The letter of the week was Ww. 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 Ww with watercolors. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, W is for Whale.
Theme: St. Patrick's Day
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