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We started the week off by reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. It was a fun intro into letters! We then started with a project of writing our names and stamping 4 letters onto a chicka tree. We are going to put those together in a class book to work on reading letters as well as have something fun they made in our reading center.
We then got to watch the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Movie! It was a fun catchy tune and kids seemed to like it!
Wednesday, we read the book Chica Chicka 1,2,3. We cut apart our name and saw if Chicka Chicka 1,2,3 our names fit up the tree! We made our trees from ripped up paper to help with our direction following as well as our fine motor skills. It also helped us to start one to one counting (only count for each touch you do and everything gets one touch).
We then got to watch the Chicka Chicka 1,2,3 movie. Again, we really enjoyed the fun catchy tune!
We have been working a lot on name writing. It is important that your child can write their name because it is the foundation of a lot of their writing skills, the beginning of their letter recognition, strengthens and refines their fine motor skills, and it is important to be on all papers so we know whose it is! Please work on name writing at home. Sheets are in our writing center to help them at school.
We also made a thank you card for the Calument County Sheriffs Office (my neighbor is an officer there) for Thank a Police Officer Day (Sep 19). Student cut out a shield, glued on a label (working on one circle of the glue stick is enough), wrote/traced thank you, wrote/traced Love, and then wrote their name. My neighbor's wife dropped them off earlier this week and they absolutely loved them!
With all this Chicka Chicka talk it was only right we started our letter of the week!
The letter of the week was Ll. 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 L with Lego's dipped in paint. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, L is for Lion.
Students also do a maze of the letter helping get from one object to another starting with that letter, find and color all of the letter, color a page of something that starts with that letter, and make a crown at the end of the week to be the Kings and Queens of the letter!
We also do a handwriting sheet. This is important because writing the letters correctly helps with efficency as well as learning cursive down the line. We ALWAYS START AT THE TOP. Please encourage students to write the letter correctly!
Letter of the Week: Tt
AM Snack: Whitney
PM Snack : Wagner
***Thanks to a parent suggestion, here is a healthy snack list site that can help with some ideas!***
Some pictures of our playing this week!